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Computer loses power whenever i start play again


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#1 nstatz

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Posted 25 July 2015 - 05:19 PM

I just built a new computer and not a cheap one either and i tried to salvage a power supply from my old one to keep cost down but now whenever i start playing games it powers down somewhat close to the end about 40 minutes in.I think it might be because not enough power but Im not to sure.

 

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#2 PeterMayson

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 10:23 AM

Yes I think the power isn't enough for your video card.

IMHO, the way of using old PSU with new built system especially if it is powerful system and the PSU is already old enough is a wrong way. Anyway, 500W for your new hardware isn't enough even your PSU still ok and able to provide the power as it's designed.



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Posted 26 July 2015 - 10:46 AM

According to this page, you're 100 watts too low.  I'd take that as a minimum and go for at least 650 watts.



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Posted 26 July 2015 - 11:33 AM

Ok thank you

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 11:37 AM

Should I get 650 wats or 800 watts or is 800 to much

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 09:18 PM

650 watts should be fine, depending on what you plan on adding in the future.  If you plan on loading the machine with drives going with cross fire then you're going to want a bigger power supply.






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