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#1 samcro

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:48 PM

i just bought a 600w PSU, i tot it will fix the crashes, but after i play about 2 games, the crashes occured, AGAIN! after the crash, the dota 2 can only stand again for 10-20mins, hmm i think the cooling system is the prob? thats what i tot.

btw, i dont have any cooling system, just a fan in the case and a fan inside aha

poor player with few infos about PC :> help please
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#2 Aktive

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:55 PM

Buy a new PSU that 80 Plus approval on it.
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#3 Zeyall

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:15 PM

you need to post your complete PC setup in order to make a proper statement of how much watt you need for your PSU.

You can try and calculate it for yourself here:
http://www.thermalta...utervision.com/

or here:
http://www.enermax.outervision.com/

or here:
http://extreme.outer...culatorlite.jsp

If you dont want to do that, just buy a new one with 600w, check if it works and if not, send it back.
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#4 JY

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:55 PM

@3
It is actually not that accurate tbh

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http://www.corsair.c...its/gs600w.html

I reckon this 600W PSU is more than enough for your configuration. It is just my suggestion. I'm using it for about a year, no complains.

My specs:
-AMD DT PHENOM II X6 1055T (OCed 3.5GHZ)

-ASUS HD6970 DC II (OCed)

-KINGSTON 8GB 1333

-ASUS M5A88-V EVO MB



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#5 Machz

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:17 PM

Usually the GPU manufacturer attaches with the product (or has online) a Product Specification Sheet. Search for the amount of electric current needed in the high voltage power rail.
This should give you a good start on the amount of power you need. After that, calculate + 100-150 Watts and it should be enough, or use the calculation tools given above.

For example: EVGA GeForce Gtx 570 012-P3-1572 AR needs 38 A (amperes) in the +12 V (volts) power rail. This equals 456 Watts of power a PSU needs to supply enough power for the GPU alone.
Add ~100 Watts, to count normal processor speed, ram, mobo etc. From that, add an extra 50 Watts + (whatever you want to be on the safe side) for the burst mode processor speed.

NOTE: If you have overclocked components or very high performance components, super cooling fans, etc, add more power. Search for each part specifications. Or use the calculation tools.

Buy a reliable PSU, it is probably the most important computer component.
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#6 Darklorden

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:29 PM

I've found that Corsair makes reliable PSUs. Myself am using a GS800 with 65A on the +12 rail is more than enough to power anything. If you go for a 600 today you might need to upgrade it in the near future so my bet would be for you to aim a bit higher and thus save a few bucks in the long run.

But ... as been mentioned earlier: your current rigs information is necessary for us to help you out with our suggestions.
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#7 samcro

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:49 AM

2012-04-17 23:29, Darklorden wrote:
I've found that Corsair makes reliable PSUs. Myself am using a GS800 with 65A on the +12 rail is more than enough to power anything. If you go for a 600 today you might need to upgrade it in the near future so my bet would be for you to aim a bit higher and thus save a few bucks in the long run.

But ... as been mentioned earlier: your current rigs information is necessary for us to help you out with our suggestions.


sorry, here it is:

OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Processor: Intel® Dual CPU E2180 @ 2.00Ghz(2 CPUs)
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Chiptype: GeForce 210
approx total memory: 1024.0MB (VC)

thats all i think...

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#8 samcro

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:48 AM

btw, im planning to buy this :
Power Logic 600 watts ATX (24+4 pins)

you guys think its enough for playing dota 2?
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#9 -mashi-

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 04:53 AM

It is enough but avoid Power Logic at all cost. Pretty shitty brand.
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:35 AM

The reliable PSU brand are; Seasonic and Corsair.
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