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One quick question! Has you thermal paste been applied properly? (stupid question)
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ye i guess ill try my cousins psu which is 550w tomorrow and see what happends.
and if so it is my psu, is this a good one to get?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341017
Yeah that should do it, bit overkill but it will do it.
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If you're going to replace the PSU, look into the Antec Neo ECO 400w or 620w. Either will power your rig with EASE, even with an overclocked i7 processor in there. The OCZ units are junk, and will not put out what they're rated to do.

There's other great units too, such as the Antec TruePower New line, the Seasonic X, just about anything by Corsair (except the CX430), XFX, a few from NZXT.....

There's a sticky somewhere in the power supplies section I'm pretty sure, about which PSU's are the good ones to look into for the money. But your best bang per buck for a lower power PSU will be the Antec lineup (Neo ECO and TruePower New).

EDIT:
It would be better if you can figure out EXACTLY where your problem is coming from first though. No need to replace something if its not the problem . I'd hate to see you buy a new PSU, and a new CPU...just to find out that neither fix your issue at hand.
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could be the gts 250 too couldn't it? he's seeing issues of limited load...i've seen this happen when just part of the oncard vram starts getting quirky, or when the card isn't supplied enough power (psu issue there...)
    
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could be the gts 250 too couldn't it? he's seeing issues of limited load...i've seen this happen when just part of the oncard vram starts getting quirky, or when the card isn't supplied enough power (psu issue there...)
It very easily could be. I'd be leaning more towards the Hec PSU before a GTS250 being faulty first though.
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It very easily could be. I'd be leaning more towards the Hec PSU before a GTS250 being faulty first though.
the fact he's stressing his gpu and no crashes or driver crashes had me thinking the gpu itself has some ram going nuts...but i guess we won't know until he checks it against the other psu...

OP: could you check the vram you're getting in windows when in game?
    
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the fact he's stressing his gpu and no crashes or driver crashes had me thinking the gpu itself has some ram going nuts...but i guess we won't know until he checks it against the other psu...

OP: could you check the vram you're getting in windows when in game?
The fact that its NOT crashing, artifacting, the drivers aren't crashing and recovering.....tells me the GPU might just be fine. Just that its not getting enough power, or there's something else going on.

Granted he hasn't done any real stress tests yet either.
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The fact that its NOT crashing, artifacting, the drivers aren't crashing and recovering.....tells me the GPU might just be fine. Just that its not getting enough power, or there's something else going on.

Granted he hasn't done any real stress tests yet either.
ive always seen gpu crashes with a bad psu...but those have all been very very bad PSUs...so I'm gonna agree with you and wait to see what will happen.

you are right though, more likely psu than gpu, but for the sake of saving money, he can check his vram while in game, and that's a test that doesn't cost anything...
    
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ive always seen gpu crashes with a bad psu...but those have all been very very bad PSUs...so I'm gonna agree with you and wait to see what will happen.

you are right though, more likely psu than gpu, but for the sake of saving money, he can check his vram while in game, and that's a test that doesn't cost anything...
Could also test the PSU with a multimeter (he said he can get one this weekend...pretty sure that was this thread), and that also costs nothing as well . Just start up a Furmark + Prime95 small FFT's load on it, and see what the 12v rail dips down to.
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Could also test the PSU with a multimeter (he said he can get one this weekend...pretty sure that was this thread), and that also costs nothing as well . Just start up a Furmark + Prime95 small FFT's load on it, and see what the 12v rail dips down to.
what do you think the lowest his rail goes down to should be? and i thought op said he had to pick one up? as in buy one? that can be a decent 20 bucks saved...lol...not trying to dispute you, i think you're right...i just know i've spent money before exhausting my free options and then been mad at myself...lol
    
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