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October 6, 2012 4:43:28 PM

GUYS PLEASE I GOT A WEIRD ISSUE AND CAN'T FIND AN ANSWER
first of all : my specs

PSU: CORSAIR 500W
CPU: Intel Core i7 3770K
GPU: Sapphire HD Radeon 7970
RAM: 8gb DDR3 (4gb x 2)
MTHBOARD: Gigabyte B75M-D3H

my issue .. when i'm playing games , while playing i got a sudden freeze with little sound ( tst ) after this little sound the pc freeze and force me to restart it .. i tried to run amd overdrive on the gpu and increase fan speed .. and nothing happens too :S .. the most game that the issue happens with .. is SLEEPING DOGS .. sometimes with borderlands 2 and others .. please help me and sorry if this question is not asked in the right category .. i'm just sad because this is my new pc :( 

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October 6, 2012 4:49:02 PM

It's probably your power supply. It's too low for a 7970.
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October 6, 2012 5:07:58 PM

are you sure :S ?? .. should i change it ?
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October 6, 2012 5:11:32 PM

Yea, the PSU is a bit on the low side. You should have gotten a 600w.
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October 6, 2012 5:11:37 PM

Not entirely sure, but it's a possibility.
What model is your RAM?
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October 6, 2012 5:37:44 PM

Kingston 4g DDR3
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October 6, 2012 5:39:43 PM

ok guys i'm gonna buy a psu .. but please tell me if you're sure if the psu is the only problem .. cause my budget is a bit low and all i want to buy now is the thing that will fix my pc .. thanks for the replies .. respect you and your forum from egypt <3
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October 6, 2012 5:42:13 PM

Well, don't buy the PSU yet. Let's do some troubleshooting. Did you install all the motherboard drivers? Did you update the GPU drivers? Did you update the BIOS?
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October 6, 2012 6:02:12 PM

amd catalyst updated .. but i didnt update my bios , do you think it may be the reason ?
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October 6, 2012 6:07:01 PM

Well, it could be the BIOS. First, check whether you have the 1.0 or 1.1 revision of your motherboard. If you look inside your case, you'll see the version number printed on it. Then, get the BIOS update for your 1.0/1.1 motherboard. Then, update the BIOS from within the BIOS. That's the safest way.
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October 6, 2012 6:10:41 PM

i will update it via @BIOS .. for gigabyte and will tell you the result
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October 6, 2012 6:18:12 PM

Just make sure you get the right BIOS for your motherboard revision.
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October 6, 2012 6:29:51 PM

ok updated bios but didnt check if it fixed or not yet .. there's drivers for motherboard i dont remember if i installed them or not .. like chipset , usb 3.0 , intel graphics and others .. should i update them ?
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October 6, 2012 6:50:20 PM

alright , by updating bios .. the issue didnt happen .. but it happens randomly .. so if it happened again i should buy a PSU .. thanks guys .. Thanks Tom's Hardware .. You can put [SOLVED] next to my topic
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October 6, 2012 8:25:33 PM

you have to pick a best answer for that
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October 6, 2012 8:39:18 PM

You should definitely install your motherboard's drivers. Get the chipset driver first. That's the most important one. Then get the Intel graphics, LAN, USB 3.0, etc.
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October 6, 2012 9:00:59 PM

Before you replace that 500 watt corsair PSU.
1) 500 Watts should be fine.
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Measured power consumption
1.System in IDLE = 155W
2.System Wattage with GPU in FULL Stress = 373W

Reference: http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/radeon_hd_7970_ghz...

Or About 400 watts FULL system : http://www.anandtech.com/show/6025/radeon-hd-7970-ghz-e...

If you can run prime 95, or Furmark for 15 min and Your +12v is above 11.6 V, Probably NOT the PSU (monitor CPU core temps closely when running prime 95.
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October 6, 2012 10:31:47 PM

Or Intel Burn Test (IBT).
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October 6, 2012 10:35:00 PM

Best answer selected by Someone2287.
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