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Hi, i was playing hl2 for about 30 minutes when it just randomly closed and went back to my desktop. ITs done it before with css and bf2. My ram is only overclocked by 9mhz, its crucial value stuff.

Could it be my ram, or is the power supply a possible cause, ive only got 17amp 12v rail.

I can run for 9 hours of orthos blend test with no errors.

windows is stable, recent format.
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Hi, i was playing hl2 for about 30 minutes when it just randomly closed and went back to my desktop. ITs done it before with css and bf2. My ram is only overclocked by 9mhz, its crucial value stuff.

Could it be my ram, or is the power supply a possible cause, ive only got 17amp 12v rail.

I can run for 9 hours of orthos blend test with no errors.

windows is stable, recent format.
I'm not certain of what the current draw of a 6800 is, but 17A single 12v line might be a bit too little (Though can't say for sure--look up the specs for your card).

It could also be the drivers for your card--have you tried reinstalling the drivers? I had a lot of CTD's from games until I reinstalled drivers, and then everything was fine. Hopefully that's it--it's a lot easier (and cheaper) than getting a new PSU.
    
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Revert the ram to stock and try it.

Value ram sometimes can't overclock at all.. And you won't notice 9mhz, Just run it at stock.
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