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November 2, 2012 7:24:54 PM

Hello
I have a zotac gtx 660. When i was playing ghost recon future soldier the system restarted automatically and while playing nfs most wanted 2012 the game hangs after few minutes of gameplay and same happens for arkham asylum. A blue screens appears the it reboots automatically. i ran furmark without any problem for 30min as said by manufacturer for testing the gpu and i ran with temp upto 86°c . but whenever i try to play any games it crashes after few minutes and a blue screen appears and the system restarts. I dont know were the problem is pls guide me.

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a c 123 U Graphics card
November 2, 2012 8:19:50 PM

rest of hardware/operating system/monitor-res ? back later........
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November 3, 2012 1:09:43 AM

swifty_morgan said:
rest of hardware/operating system/monitor-res ? back later........


Processor - i7 3770
motherboard- asus p8h77-v
gpu- zotac nvidia gtx 660
HDD- 2 tb WD
RAM - 8gb corsair vengence
psu- 450 watts
Monitoe- dell 20" led with 1600*900 res
OS- win 7 ultimate service pack 1

My whole system is new. Everything was bought a week ago. And the gpu i got on 30th.
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November 3, 2012 1:11:17 AM

I think it might be the psu. What brand is it?
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November 3, 2012 1:13:16 AM

Limerick said:
I think it might be the psu. What brand is it?


but it can run furmark at full stress for 3o mins without any problem
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November 3, 2012 1:21:44 AM

surajdhanuki said:
but it can run furmark at full stress for 3o mins without any problem

Hmm... the only other reason I can think of is a faulty chip. Your system specs look decent, and no bottlenecking from your cpu.
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November 3, 2012 1:32:37 AM

Limerick said:
Hmm... the only other reason I can think of is a faulty chip. Your system specs look decent, and no bottlenecking from your cpu.

i dont understand when it can run furmark... y cant games ?? :( 

my psu is zebronics 450 watts. I had budget problem at the end after purchasing all :p  :p 

It ran all the games till yesterday afternoon without a glitch. and now every games crashes. after tht i tested furmark which ran without any problem but still thr games cant run.
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November 3, 2012 1:51:10 AM

surajdhanuki said:
i dont understand when it can run furmark... y cant games ?? :( 

my psu is zebronics 450 watts. I had budget problem at the end after purchasing all :p  :p 

It ran all the games till yesterday afternoon without a glitch. and now every games crashes. after tht i tested furmark which ran without any problem but still thr games cant run.

furmark will stress just the 660 but not the rest of the system. when you are playing a game the total system power will be greater.

a quality 450 watt psu can just get by with those specs but not a cheap one.
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November 3, 2012 1:57:27 AM

Anonymous said:
furmark will stress just the 660 but not the rest of the system. when you are playing a game the total system power will be greater.

a quality 450 watt psu can just get by with those specs but not a cheap one.


great point. i didnt thought of that. thanks.
i will buy a brand psu and will test and then reply you.
can u suggest me any good psu for less money.

My 660 has no fault ri8??? only the psu ??
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a c 91 U Graphics card
November 3, 2012 1:58:40 AM

Because furmark tests very different things than games.

The other option is that it's a driver issue - that'll mess things up royally.
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November 3, 2012 2:01:22 AM

surajdhanuki said:
great point. i didnt thought of that. thanks.
i will buy a brand psu and will test and then reply you.
can u suggest me any good psu for less money.

My 660 has no fault ri8??? only the psu ??

can you find a corsair, antec, xfx or seasonic?

the least amount of money would be a corsair CX430 v2.

what country you at?
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November 3, 2012 2:02:28 AM

DarkSable said:
Because furmark tests very different things than games.

The other option is that it's a driver issue - that'll mess things up royally.

that is true but a driver problem would not send the system to restart.
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a c 123 U Graphics card
November 3, 2012 6:50:14 AM

PS could be under powered ?..... try reducing the physx in the nvidia control panel or shutting it off completely. play. what happens ?

if you built this yourself......... are you sure the heat sink is sitting flush on the processor ?... you installed that while the mobo was out of the case ? and you physically saw the pins push through and lock ?
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November 3, 2012 6:55:29 AM

Anonymous said:
can you find a corsair, antec, xfx or seasonic?

the least amount of money would be a corsair CX430 v2.

what country you at?


is 430watts enough for my rig ???

how about corsair vs series ?
i m from INDIA.
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November 3, 2012 6:59:14 AM

swifty_morgan said:
PS could be under powered ?..... try reducing the physx in the nvidia control panel or shutting it off completely. play. what happens ?

if you built this yourself......... are you sure the heat sink is sitting flush on the processor ?... you installed that while the mobo was out of the case ? and you physically saw the pins push through and lock ?



Ya i built it myself....... heat sink is placed well and all the pins pushed back and locked perfectly.
yup i installed it when the mobo was out.
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a b U Graphics card
November 3, 2012 7:02:21 AM

Lowest PSU for gtx 660 is 450 w.

I got a bronze 80+ certified 700w PSU and I got none of those problems. I'm running Inno3d iChill gtx 660, and my Card gets hella hot too! I get like 83*C in Saints Row 3. It seems like the gk 106 is a chip that gets pretty hot.
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a c 123 U Graphics card
November 3, 2012 7:21:44 AM

i'd look for something a little better. the first one has 34amps, personally I'd look for one with about 40amps. always buy more than you need. ( if they say 450 look for 550 ) but look at the amperage under 12v.
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November 3, 2012 7:31:17 AM

swifty_morgan said:
i'd look for something a little better. the first one has 34amps, personally I'd look for one with about 40amps. always buy more than you need. ( if they say 450 look for 550 ) but look at the amperage under 12v.


any suggestion from flipkart.com pls ???
less money will be good..

i dont know about this amps things and all... so pls guide for best
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November 3, 2012 8:41:42 AM


either of those will work
MSI GeForce GTX 660 HAWK review
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Our test system is based on a power hungry Core i7 965 / X58 system.

that will use more power than your system.
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Measured power consumption

System in IDLE = 135 W
System Wattage with GPU in FULL Stress = 239 W
Difference (GPU load) = 104 W
Add average IDLE wattage ~10 W
Subjective obtained GPU power consumption = ~ 114 Watts

GeForce GTX 660 - On your average system the card requires you to have a 450~500 Watt power supply unit.


your i7 system will need ~10 amps of 12 volt or 120 watts. that card will use 114 watts or 9.5 amps of 12 volts for a combined total of 22 amps of 12 volts.

now it is best to keep it under 80% of the load so: 22/.8= 27.5 as the minimum amperage on the 12 volt rail.

so either PSU will work, if you can afford the 500 watt it would be better to allow a little room for comfort, but not necessary since with a h77 motherboard you are not overclocking.

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a b U Graphics card
November 3, 2012 9:39:16 AM

your 450 watts zebronics psu was the culprit am pretty sure. zebronics is a terrible choice for psu and is one of the worst brands you can buy.
i dont know what compelled you to skimp on the psu because you otherwise have a good system.
this time get a good quality corsair or antec psu.
and please tell all people you know to never buy such local cheap products because the more people buy such third rate products the more they will produce
too an extent i too have made the same mistake this time as my budget was already pretty low so i chose this psu. plz tell me if this psu is atleast enough to power my sig rig and not blow up anytime soon ?
http://www.flipkart.com/cooler-master-cm-350-plus-watts...
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a b U Graphics card
November 3, 2012 9:57:53 AM

the best psu for your system with i7 will be corsair TX 650 watt(enthusiast series)...and if you really want that your system will last long i would tell you that you have to use branded psu with high quality component..corsair are famous for there PSU's and RAM...so i know it will be expensive for you but at best it will make your system stable and more future proof....
also you can go with Corsair GS600..its also a good deal
here look at these

http://www.flipkart.com/corsair-cmpsu-600guk-600-watts-...

or at best buy this one

http://www.flipkart.com/corsair-cmpsu-650tx-650-watts-p...
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November 3, 2012 1:47:35 PM

docxxx said:
the best psu for your system with i7 will be corsair TX 650 watt(enthusiast series)...and if you really want that your system will last long i would tell you that you have to use branded psu with high quality component..corsair are famous for there PSU's and RAM...so i know it will be expensive for you but at best it will make your system stable and more future proof....
also you can go with Corsair GS600..its also a good deal
here look at these

http://www.flipkart.com/corsair-cmpsu-600guk-600-watts-...

or at best buy this one

http://www.flipkart.com/corsair-cmpsu-650tx-650-watts-p...



both the psu are high cost.. i cant afford this much right now.
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November 3, 2012 4:16:30 PM

surajdhanuki said:
both the psu are high cost.. i cant afford this much right now.

ok so save some money and when you can afford then go with good PSU...till then manage with your old one...it's not going to explode though..so wait and then buy....
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November 9, 2012 3:33:32 PM

Anonymous said:
either of those will work
MSI GeForce GTX 660 HAWK review
Quote:
Our test system is based on a power hungry Core i7 965 / X58 system.

that will use more power than your system.
Quote:
Measured power consumption

System in IDLE = 135 W
System Wattage with GPU in FULL Stress = 239 W
Difference (GPU load) = 104 W
Add average IDLE wattage ~10 W
Subjective obtained GPU power consumption = ~ 114 Watts

GeForce GTX 660 - On your average system the card requires you to have a 450~500 Watt power supply unit.


your i7 system will need ~10 amps of 12 volt or 120 watts. that card will use 114 watts or 9.5 amps of 12 volts for a combined total of 22 amps of 12 volts.

now it is best to keep it under 80% of the load so: 22/.8= 27.5 as the minimum amperage on the 12 volt rail.

so either PSU will work, if you can afford the 500 watt it would be better to allow a little room for comfort, but not necessary since with a h77 motherboard you are not overclocking.



i m going to order a psu so please suggest the best betwen these two

http://www.flipkart.com/seasonic-eco-600-watts-psu/p/it... for $ 79

or

http://www.flipkart.com/corsair-cmpsu-600cxv2uk-600-wat... for $ 80.5



if is it ok to have 500 watts the n i will be going with this one

http://www.flipkart.com/corsair-cmpsu-500cxv2uk-500-wat... for $ 71


suggest me so tht i can order for purchase.
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a b U Graphics card
November 9, 2012 3:46:14 PM

the corsair cx 500 is good enough for gtx 660.
but you might want to spend a little extra and get cx 600 instead if you ever plan to 660 sli in future
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November 9, 2012 4:23:01 PM

mohit9206 said:
the corsair cx 500 is good enough for gtx 660.
but you might want to spend a little extra and get cx 600 instead if you ever plan to 660 sli in future



my asus p8h77-v isnt sli ready.... it has only crossfire
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November 9, 2012 4:26:07 PM

surajdhanuki said:
i m going to order a psu so please suggest the best betwen these two

http://www.flipkart.com/seasonic-eco-600-watts-psu/p/it... for $ 79

or

http://www.flipkart.com/corsair-cmpsu-600cxv2uk-600-wat... for $ 80.5



if is it ok to have 500 watts the n i will be going with this one

http://www.flipkart.com/corsair-cmpsu-500cxv2uk-500-wat... for $ 71


suggest me so tht i can order for purchase.


either of the 500 will be fine.

Quote:
my asus p8h77-v isnt sli ready.... it has only crossfire


and with the second x16 slot running x4 it wouldn't be a good idea anyhow.

people really need to check specs before making suggestions!!
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November 9, 2012 4:50:42 PM

Anonymous said:
either of the 500 will be fine.
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first 2 are 600 watts and the last one is 500 watts...
so 600 watts is not necessary for me right ??
can i add more hard drives and internal wifi or any other pci with 500 watts ??
if it is 600 watts then which one from i suggested is good ??

please dont mind because i m asking so many questions i m not well at these things .
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November 9, 2012 6:51:31 PM

surajdhanuki said:
first 2 are 600 watts and the last one is 500 watts...
so 600 watts is not necessary for me right ??
can i add more hard drives and internal wifi or any other pci with 500 watts ??
if it is 600 watts then which one from i suggested is good ??

please dont mind because i m asking so many questions i m not well at these things .

i'm sorry i got confused with all the tabs on my browser. the corsair CX500 will do fine.

hard drives do not use much, just a few watts; 6.5 for sataIII and 8.5 for sataII while reading or writing. a wifi card will not use more than 10. if you use a regular PCI card, not PCI-E then any power will come from the 3.3 and 5 volt rails, there is always plenty of that.

even with all that, i doubt your system will use more than 280 total watts when fully stressed.
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November 30, 2012 8:30:26 AM

Best answer selected by surajdhanuki.
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November 30, 2012 1:30:51 PM

i got the corsair cx500 psu... nd all the games are working grt.....
but my windows explorer is hanging.... when ever i copy or save or cut or paste.. the window says not responding.... desktop icons takes time to load after windows boot and my start menu icons and icons from my computer doesnt even load... this started happening recently.... all the start menu icons and taskbar icons becomes white like paper...... this started happening even before i got the corsair psu... i thought this was becoz of the same zeb psu thts making my harddrive slow... but no it still happens...... i m afraid because my system has all specs but still its hanging and not responding...... pls help..... i m srry as it is not the topic of this forum..... THANK YOU
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