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i recently upgraded and now my PC randomly goes off!


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:(hey guys... i REALLY need some help... i recently upgraded my PC to a dual-core AMD Athlon 64 X2 processor with an ASUS M2N-MX mobo and 2GB of RAM... now my PC just randomly switches off... most often when i'm playing a game... i also have an nVidia GeForce 6800 graphics card... PLZ help me...
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How big is the power supply (number of watts, not physical dimensions :))
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it's either your power supply or overheating...
any specs on that?
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my power supply is only a 300W so i really think thats the problem Neil. But SenShiS it can't be over heating because it got fresh thermal paste before i installed the CPU and all my fans are clean and running optimumly
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Hello.. Since you mentioned your power supply is just 300watt, and you use Athlon X2 with Nvidia 6800 vga card, I doubt your power supply have enough juice to feed your system..

My suggestion is to borrow someone's else power supply with 450watt or above power rating and observe your pc behaviour.. But I STRONGLY suggest you get a better power supply as soon as possible. An under-powered system can damage your computer component..


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A powering off system under load is a classic sign of an under-resourced power supply. It may be fine just sitting there showing you your Microsoft Word and what not, but give it something heavy to do like World of Warcraft and you soon run out of juice.
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thanx alot for all the help guys i appreciate it
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