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Ibra87

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My pc info:

Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00 GHz (2CPUs)

Memory: 1280MB RAM

Graphic card

Chip Type: ATI Radeon 9550 AGP 256 MB

Power Supply: 230 W

My problem: My pc shuts/crashes after I open a game ignoring the requirements for the game. It can shut in Doom 1 or Counter-Strike: Source. I tried formatting it, but to no avail. Some told me I need at least 700 watt in my power supply, but I don't know how to check it. Please any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Edited by Ibra87, 19 November 2006 - 01:52 PM.

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Two possible issues, your power supply (if it is only 230w it is borderline under load conditions) is either on the way out or your graphics card is faulty.

Best thing to do probably is upgrade both, as the 9550 is right at the bottom of the list of supported cards by ATI, plus it'll upgrade your gaming performance, and that 230w power supply is underpowered, I'd recommend at least 400w.
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I figured out that I had look at a wrong place, I have 400w.
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