ASUS M4A79XTD EVO
AMD Phenom II X3 710 Box
G.SKILL DDR3-1600 2GBx2
Radeon HD 4770
Diablotek PHD 650
Windows 7 Ultimate(I 'know somebody' so it was only $50)
NEC DVD RW from a recent scrap
250GB WD SATA in removable bay
200GB Maxtor IDE in removable bay
I piece it all together, load Windows and all my other must-haves. I do some playing around with the new OS(gripes are for another place, I know), and other than having to add a third-party network activity monitor I got it good and set up and all is well. I get Quake III Arena and Unreal 2004 loaded but I have no mouse in Doom3 so I uninstalled. I don't do a lot of playing yet because I'm still configing but I do crank up the visual settings like I've never done before. I find a retail Trackmania United for $5 and decide to upgrade to it. After loading it and maxing out the visuals and do some playing all seems okay but after playing, I start getting, "Windows has stopped working" after copying files, closing explorer, right-clicking on the desktop, closing Control Panel components... Anything that has to do with explorer.exe. It took me a while to realize that this is all happening after playing Trackmania and never before.
I bumped the visuals down on the games and problems have dissipated quite a bit but not completely. I've decided it's the PSU. It's only a 20-pin and likely 650W doesn't quite cut it for what I have. I'd like some feed-back on that and could running on low power and creating an unstable environment create other hardware issues needing replacement? I need to use my computer(but can hold off on gaming) but I'm not quite ready to up for another PSU.
Edited by FrankenPengie, 21 December 2009 - 10:52 PM.