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Possible Power Supply Issue


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#1 jon51

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 09:23 PM

Hello all.

I have a computer that is a good 4-5 years old. I was running a 7950gt for years. I wanted to play skyrim but it seems my video card was malfunctioning because it couldnt play it on low. A friend of mine let me borrow his gtx260 until I build my new rig. When starting a new game and going through the opening sequence after a little bit the computer shuts off.

I'm thinking the PSU is the issue. Its a Kingwinn ABT-600MA1 600watt 2 12V Rails of 20A
This PSU is as old as the computer so we will 5+ years.

System runs fine at idle so should I remove it and put in my old? Will it damage it to run idle for now on this PSU?

Any other suggestions would be great.

Jon

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 10:12 PM

Minimum of a 500 Watt power supply.
(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 36 Amp Amps.)

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Thats off newegg for a evga GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0. Not sure what exactly you have, and not totally sure this is even the problem, but your PSU only kicks out 20A you said.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 10:22 PM

well 20A on two rails so a total of 40A but again the PSU is over 5 years old probably.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 10:28 PM

well 20A on two rails so a total of 40A but again the PSU is over 5 years old probably.



Ah, sorry didn't read it well I guess.

Is the PSU the one that came with your computer? (and is your computer pre-built or did you custom build it)?

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 10:46 PM

I built it myself 5 years ago




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