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Old 08-11-2008, 02:34 PM   #1
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I have a problem about my computer. I bought an HP a6000n around April 2007 and it came with vista but i formatted to XP Pro a couple of times and now i formatted to Vista Home Premium x64 about 3 months ago and it has been working perfectly. After six months after i bought the computer, i bought 1GB (512x2) Corsair RAM so i had 2GB of RAM altogether. Then I bought a nVidia 7300 GS. 2 months later i bought a 8600GT. Everything was working and no problems. Now when ever i play a game (CoD4, WoW, CoD2 etc) my computer randomly turns off. It gives me no warning, no shut down screen. Its like i unplug the power from the back of the computer, but i dont. It started happening this morning. Last night i was playing CoD4 for a while and no problems. Is it my video card or my PSU or CPU? How do I find out what is causing the problem.
Specs: HP Pavilion a600n
-2 GBs RAM (PC2-4200) 2 sticks stock RAM and 2 sticks corsair RAM
-AMD Athlon 64x2 +4200 2.0 Ghz
-stock Asus Motherboard
-stock PSU 300w
-MSI NX8600GT Twin-Turbo
-Windows Vista Home Premium x64
I dont overclock
Thanks for the help!!
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Old 08-11-2008, 02:38 PM   #2
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How powerful is your power supply?
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Old 08-11-2008, 02:43 PM   #3
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300w. Oh and its not overheating. Temps are around 36C - 46C
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Your PSU might not be providing enough wattage to your system or might just be crapping out on you.
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lol do i need to buy anything new or what should i do?
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Well, as far as I know, the 8600GT graphics card requires minimum of 350 watts, so that very well may be your problem. Upgrade the PSU
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ok
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Thats likely the problem. I recommend getting at least a 500w PSU.
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Old 08-11-2008, 03:41 PM   #9
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182009
should i get this one?
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I'm not to familiar with the quality of Rosewill PSU's but it looks ok. Here is another one that you might want to check out: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371019
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