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I'm getting random restarts while playing games and I think my PSU might be the cause of this. My cpu will prime for 8+ hours, but BF2 crashes within 10 minutes. My GPU gets around 65C load, which isn't *bad*, but not the causes of the crashes. I'll run some more 3D applications and see what happens :/

What does this sound like to you guys?
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Yeah I say its definitely your PSU, DFI requires 480W or more and you only 460W. Get an Antec TruePowerII 550W or an OCZ GameXStream 600W and you'll be fine
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Weird. I just played CS:S for 30 minutes with 100% maxed settings and no problems. But BF2 also uses a lot more ram, so i'm not sure. I'll get the GameXStream 600W anyway.
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post #4 of 18
make sure to get a very good PSU. my old one couldn't handle BF2 with my new UV CCFLs. so i got this PCP&P one. 20w less, but 12 more Amps on teh 12v rail. i'm fine now.
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post #5 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cgrado
make sure to get a very good PSU. my old one couldn't handle BF2 with my new UV CCFLs. so i got this PCP&P one. 20w less, but 12 more Amps on teh 12v rail. i'm fine now.
Dang. So it is BF2 that uses this much resources... More than Oblivion. Oblivion runs fine, too.

Also, I'm going RAID-0 soon, so a new PSU would be a good idea about now.
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post #6 of 18
Just make sure you get a good brand PSU. I mean, look at what my 430watt can power. My graphics card consumes a lot more power than yours and I already have raid. Basically you get what you pay for when it comes to PSU's. My 430w cost me $100 but it runs more than most 500watt's.
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post #7 of 18
Mine restarts pretty frequently too.......my rails/volts are stable, but I don't think it puts out enough watts for my motherboard/overclock.

So I'd say get a new PSU (same with me, lol).
    
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post #8 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Fatal05
Mine restarts pretty frequently too.......my rails/volts are stable, but I don't think it puts out enough watts for my motherboard/overclock.

So I'd say get a new PSU (same with me, lol).
Yeah, but I'm still not sure yet. BF2 crashed earlier, but only to desktop. It could have been a really small fluctuation or a software error. Not sure.

Still probably getting the GameXStream 600W.
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post #9 of 18
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OH YEAH. when I reinstalled I forgot the AMD and MS dual-core patches. Gonna game here for a bit and see what happens.
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post #10 of 18
The GameXStream 600W should work great, it's built with FSP Group parts, which is basically second only to PC Power and Cooling.
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