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Question about GPU, PSU, and overheating.

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#1 Zerithan


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Posted 15 August 2014 - 01:50 AM

Hi! First post here on this lovely forum.


Recently at the start of this summer my computer would randomly shut down during any type of semi-intensive gaming (Skyrim on high, fallout NV, League of legends). No warning just everything would shut off. During that time it was around 90 degrees outside so I let the incident slide hoping that it was a one time occurrence. Unfortunately it was not and my computer hardly goes a day without having this issue even in comfortable weather and a heavy fan blowing at it. but enough story time here are the specs :)


Edit: I feel like my post doesn't have a real question, Should I buy a new GPU or is there something else I can do? I've heard PSU's can possibly cause these problems but I'm not sure. 


Windows 7 (64 bit)


Dell XPS 8300 (2010)


Intel® Core i5-2300 CPU @2.8 GHz 


6 GB ram


AMD Radeon HD 6450 (no heat sink just single fan)


I also downloaded CPuid to find my temperatures. 


This is not stress data, so nothing running but chrome to type this and control panel to copy my info. As an example while playing any semi-intensive game I end up with 90-100 degree gpu. 


Things I have tried:

Making sure the fans are spinning. I do feel cool air exiting the machine.

Cleaning out my rig with a air can.


I appreciate the help :) thank you a lot.  

(again I'm new if I forgot anything let me know and I'll give you those specs) 

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Edited by Zerithan, 15 August 2014 - 01:55 PM.

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#2 dicke



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Posted 16 August 2014 - 12:38 PM


Looking at the various voltages I see a number of them are low. This can cause problems. If this is not a laptop I'd recommend a new power supply. If it's a laptop it needs professional help.

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Dick E

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