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Computer Instantly Shut Down (Power Supply Problem?)

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February 4, 2013 10:33:01 AM

Recetly I upgraded my gpu from GT430 to GTX 560 ti.

But sometimes when I'm playing games the computer shut down randomly.
And I can't turn it back on until about 1 hour.

I have a cheap 500w PSU from Cooler Master.

The graphics card required a 500w PSU which mine barely make it and it's not from a quality brand.

BTW currently my case have a quite bad air flow because of the untidy wire.
And my processor can hit 70C when playing games.
I don't know if this temp is normal or not.
I'm afraid it shut down because of the high CPU temp


core 2 quad q6600 2.4 ghz
4gbx2 ram
gtx 560 ti
eXtreme Power Plus 500W PSU

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February 4, 2013 11:09:38 AM

Please read this review: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/728

In the review it states that your power supply is in fact a 450 watts PSU. For the graphics card that you have you need a minimum of 500 watts and a good brand like Corsair, Seasonic, Antec, XFX.

I recommend between 500 watts and 650 watts; good brand. Watch the sales and promos at Newegg.
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February 4, 2013 11:15:52 AM

hey

32 or 64 bit ?
u can't turn it back on until 1 hour .. in what status ? how it's not working ?
can you check your RAM after turning off if they are so hot ?
did it turn off just when u playing a games ? and if there a special game ?

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February 4, 2013 11:16:56 AM

Allright then so it is my PSU after all. Thanks
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a c 96 ) Power supply
February 4, 2013 11:19:04 AM

Yes; and get a good brand. Sometimes a 650 watts PSU will be on sale for a better price than a 500 watts PSU. Watch for sales and promos.
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February 4, 2013 11:59:32 AM

mohamedmoussa said:
hey

32 or 64 bit ?
u can't turn it back on until 1 hour .. in what status ? how it's not working ?
can you check your RAM after turning off if they are so hot ?
did it turn off just when u playing a games ? and if there a special game ?

best regards


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I push the power button and nothing happen. The light on my lcd is also gone. So I suspect it's the PSU
No special game

And as I said this happen after I replace my GPU from GT 430 to GTX 560 ti
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February 14, 2013 4:44:11 AM

Best answer selected by jaruki12.
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a c 96 ) Power supply
February 14, 2013 6:39:59 AM

Thank you!
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