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Skaifey001

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Hey I have been having a problem with my computer lately where whenever I am running a game or something which requires the graphics card and cpu to work hard my computer has tended to restart itself during the game. Can't really figure out why thought it might be a ram issue but did a memtest and it came back fine. Got a feeling it might be something to do with the power supply or maybe the graphics card. Any ideas on what I could do to find out?

Some Specs
Pentium 4 3Ghz
512mb RAM
Nvidia GeForce 7600GT
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How big is your PSU? If it's small (I would say under 400W) it's possible that the graphics card is maxing it out...
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Thanks for the reply I had a look at the sticker on the PSU and it says its a rexpower pl-400 which has a max of 220W :). If it is the case that it is maxing out is there anything I can do besides replacing the PSU.
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I doubt it. I would look at getting at least a 400W PSU. Unless you have a weird computer like a Dell or HP, a standard PSU should work just fine.
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