I have recently just acquired a very nice (imo) pc and I am having trouble with it. I have tried to troubleshoot as much as possible and I think I have narrowed it down but need reassurance from a much more knowledgeable person than I. The system I have is;
nVidea 9800GT 512mb VC
Rosewill 550W PSU
ASUS AM2+/AM2 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Phenom 9950 2.6GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor
Western Digital 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
2 x 2X2GB DDR2 memory sticks
The problem is;
Every time I begin playing a game (WoW, HL2, Albatross18) I will get into the game and be fine for a while but then randomly w/o warning my screen locks, maybe flickers, and goes to no signal causing me to restart my machine. Lately it has been flickering then the red phosphors on the screen go out leaving a very heavy blue/green screen before it goes to no signal. Now, I never get the BSOD and sometimes the in game sound continues as if I were still playing, sometimes it starts to chatter. If I play iTunes with a game and this happens, iTunes continues to play songs but my screen is gone.
I have been researching this a lot and have narrowed it down to it either being my PSU or my VC. I personally think its my PSU under powering my VC causing it to shut down.
My PSU specs are as follows;
+3.3v@30A - +5v@50A - +12v1@18A - +12v2@18A - -12v@1A - +email@example.comA
I have been looking at a new PSU...
Newegg.com - RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-730SS 730W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Modular LED Power Supply - Power Supplies
...which I feel will work better with my VC.
Is my current PSU too weak for my VC? Should I get a more powerful PSU? I need help cause this thing is brand new and I cant use it to its full extent yet.