PSU or video card?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Cronik, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. Cronik

    Cronik Maha Guru

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    I just got my 280x today.

    My comp keeps shutting off every time I play demanding games.

    It just shut off twice within 2-5 minutes when I was playing Red Faction Armageddon.

    I have to flip the PSU on/off switch every time it happens just to get my computer to start back up.

    I ran prime95 for a couple of hours and no problems.

    My PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...152048&RandomID=43314692432131920131120134446
     
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  2. 3dPlayer

    3dPlayer Banned

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    PSU for sure.

    Feedback from another customer on that link you posted.
     
  3. Violentum

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    I agree with 3dPlayer...
     
  4. ByblosHex

    ByblosHex Master Guru

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    How much watt PSU do you have? Whats your temperatures right before it crashes?
     

  5. eclap

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    OP, try some different games and some benchmarks, like 3Dmark and Unigine ones.
     
  6. ByblosHex

    ByblosHex Master Guru

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    Could be the PSU... could be the game... could be the temp... could be a lot of things. Take eclap's suggestion and try some other things.
     
  7. Cronik

    Cronik Maha Guru

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    I ran furmark for 15 minutes.
     
  8. Agent-A01

    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

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    Raid max is garbage regardless
     
  9. IcE

    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    Yep, I wouldn't trust it. It's made by Andyson, and they'e never made anything that isn't awful. I highly recommend replacing it.
     
  10. -Tj-

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    To me it sounds like dying psu as well, change it for something newer with at least silver 80+.


    btw, Redfaction Armagedon is a big cpu bottleneck, I mean with my old Q9450@3.6ghz I got 40ish fps drops, now with i7 4770k @ 4.7ghz almost the same fps drops??! Gpu usage drops as well in that time, no vram bottleneck.
     

  11. ---TK---

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    Yeah replace that psu
     
  12. IcE

    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    It's just because of the physics engine due to all the destruction. Engine limitation. Not hardware.
     
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    ^What he said...
     
  14. Cronik

    Cronik Maha Guru

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    Just switched back to my old Antec Earthwatts 750w. No problems.

    I only got a new PSU because the fan was making this little noise. Not that it was a big deal.

    Guess I'll just return the Raidmax get a new PSU some other time.
     
  15. Agent-A01

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    Get a quality unit next time, corsair, seasonic etc not these inexpensive no names
     

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    Good call. I swear by Antec for PSU's. That and Enermax. My EA500 I have I bought back in 2009. Every now and then just take a can of air and blow it out. As a rule of thumb actually just blow out everything in your tower at least once per month...
     
  17. Cronik

    Cronik Maha Guru

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    What's funny is that my Antec was cheaper.
     
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    Raidmax has a couple nice cases....but their power supplies are complete garbage.
     
  19. Agent-A01

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    But antec is a reputable brand.. lol
     
  20. sykozis

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    Last PSU I had fail was an Antec....actually, the only units I've ever had fail were both Antec units. Even they have some garbage units.
     

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