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Old 03-25-2006, 10:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Possibly overdrawing my PSU with a hungry video card?

I tried finding info on the the net but can't seem to find what I'm looking for or know how to properly search for it. anyways...
I bought Elder Scrolls 4 and a new video card, it's a radeon x1300 well after I play the game a bit the computer just suddenly turns off and it won't boot back up again for a while and I have to throw the switch on my psu. It sounds to me like I'm overdrawing the power supply but I'm really not sure...
it's about a three year old 350w startech, cheapy power supply. Any thoughts?

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It probably is not enough.

What are the rest of the system Specs and if you HAD to buy a new power supply what is your budget?
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Old 03-25-2006, 12:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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P4 2.53ghz
FIC mainboard
1gb ram
Maxtor 120gb hd
Radeon x1300
cheap dvd-rw
Samsung cd burner
Looking at spending around $40 probably go for a 450-500 watt
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Ya its definitly Choking.

400 Watt Fortron for 39.99@ BUt I would get the 450 Watt Fortron for 49.99$

On newegg or Zipzoom.
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thanks for the advice, I actually came across a good deal on a 430 watt thermaltake that had really good reveiws and came to $30 AR so we'll see if this fixes the problem.
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I stay away from TT, Its cheaper for a very good reason, reviews don't mean crap. Most of them of False anyways.

But its your money....
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