Having a gaming problem - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-15-2011, 01:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Scotland, UK.
Posts: 67
Exclamation Having a gaming problem

Here's a link to my sysytem specs: Hi from scotland

I'm having trouble gaming. Whenever I play a game, it freezes soon after I start it, my screen goes blue or red (or some other colours), and my audio goes crazy. I think i'ts my psu that's causing this. the recommended psu wattage for my gpu is 400w, and at the moment I have a really bad brand-name 400w psu with only a 21amp 12v rail (dual 12v rail actually).

I need some recommendations about buying a new psu, or about what else you guys think the problem might be. I was thinking of getting this one: Antec 450W PSU - 120mm Fan VP450 4x SATA 1x PCI-E | Ebuyer.com

It's an antec, so it's a good brand -name, it's got 50 extra watts, and 2 18amp 12v rails (giving a total of 36amps, as opposed to my current 21amps)

if you have any other sugestions, i have a budget of £35 or under.

Thanks,
Ewan
__________________

Ewan's Computers is offline  
Old 05-15-2011, 08:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Northern Indiana
Posts: 441
Default Re: Having a gaming problem

You may need more then just 50 extra watts as the 400 recommended is for just the GPU I believe. 5 or 600 watts would be a safer bet. I don't what PSUs are good so wait until one of the experts comes along.
__________________

fairfieldfalconsfan is offline  
Old 05-15-2011, 09:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
MindoverMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: /home
Posts: 12,212
Send a message via MSN to MindoverMaster
Default Re: Having a gaming problem

Antec or Corsair TX models. You're going to have to spend a little more than 35 pounds.

If you want to update that later on, get a 650W.
__________________
Neowin.net Steam Account
MindoverMaster is offline  
Old 05-17-2011, 11:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Scotland, UK.
Posts: 67
Default Re: Having a gaming problem

K then. I think i'm getting some more money from a friend, scince I just sold him my old mobo. i'll buy a higher spec psu like you recommended.
Ewan's Computers is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gaming problem SnazzMasterJ Microsoft Windows and Software 7 01-05-2010 01:40 AM
Problem with Gaming Kristopherkd Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 6 11-10-2009 01:53 AM
Gaming PC - Problem demiZE New Systems | Building and Buying 5 02-01-2009 03:33 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.