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It's my opinion. You have your own.
I'm with this opinion all things aside. Shutting down under load is classic psu, linkworld... say wut.
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Have a search on jonnyguru forums for Linkworld and all you'll find is how rubbish they are. I agree with getting a decent 650w power supply like a Corsair TX650 v2, Seasonic X-650, Antec True Power New etc.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...tory3&reid=123
Linkworld made that gem of a PSU lol
Edited by MMJA - 6/7/11 at 9:28pm
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so many clowns

by far the most obvious answer the PSU if you bother to read the symptoms you could tell right away...

when the draw was increased from the psu it kills teh system - protection kicks in and stops it

simple
Edited by hitoriko - 6/7/11 at 9:46pm
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Why don't you download OCCT and run a stress test on the PSU. It isn't good for it, but running for a few minutes won't hurt anything. If it shuts off immediately, which it should, you have the proof to the answer that has been given so many times.
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Why don't you download OCCT and run a stress test on the PSU. It isn't good for it, but running for a few minutes won't hurt anything. If it shuts off immediately, which it should, you have the proof to the answer that has been given so many times.
Trying to run a game, which puts a big power draw on the PSU, basically tells you the same thing as OCCT PSU tester

Like I said above ... I'm 99% on this one. That PSU is from the days before CPU's ran on the 12V, that's why it's got way more amperage on the 5V circuit than the 12V. Plus he's running molex to 8-pin, plus it's dipping to 11.55 on the 12V when put under load ... this PSU is no match for the GTX480.
    
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Trying to run a game, which puts a big power draw on the PSU, basically tells you the same thing as OCCT PSU tester
It'd be better to run furmark and prime95 at once
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Running the OCCT PSU test on a crappy PSU has been known to kill components.
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post #48 of 56
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just bought this PSU :]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371026

now need to get my GTX 260 sold to make up for the money i spent
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im going with PSU as well. i used to have a crappy 800w and it would cut out under high stress, usually in fallout3 when i looked out on a big view
     
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just bought this PSU :]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371026

now need to get my GTX 260 sold to make up for the money i spent
You won't be disappointed.

Have you considered keeping the 260 and using it as a dedicated physx card?
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