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XFX 7950 Problem need help please!!

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January 4, 2013 11:57:04 PM

i have been playing battlefield 3 earlier for about 30 minutes and then all of a sudden my pc switches of and i have to unplug and plug it in again to get it to turn on, this is the 5th time this has happened while gaming and i dont know whats happening, by the way i just had a new psu it was very cheap and is not a brand known for quality could this be the problem: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/750w-alpine-alpine-750w-...
other specs
phenom x4 855 @3.3
gigabyte motheboard 1 pcie slot (dont know the model)
8gb g skill 1600 ram
1tb 7200 rpm hard drive

Any help is appreciated :) 

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January 5, 2013 12:03:12 AM

Your problem is definitely the power supply. I would guess it might put out 400w and is by no means providing stable power to your high end GPU.

I recommend a Seasonic, Corsair, XFX, or Antec of 550w (or higher).
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January 5, 2013 12:09:09 AM

COLGeek said:
Your problem is definitely the power supply.


this right here, as the PSU according to its own specs can output roughly 450w on the 12v rail which is pathetic for the 750 rating it has

my guess is that it can't output anything close to this on the 12v rail

also, it is not 80 plus certified which means it is more than likely complete crap
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