Nvidia gtx 560 ti (computer crashing)
Hey guys, I just bought a nvidia GeForce gtx 560 ti and installed. But when I went to play swtor it shut my pc down and restarted it after only 2-3 mins of gameplay. Also did the same thing for assassins creed brotherhood. I'm wondering if it's my psu? The brand of psu is "retail plus" and it's a 600w. Any tips or advice on my why pc is crashing only after playing these games for 2-3 mins?
Hey guys, I just bought a nvidia GeForce gtx 560 ti and installed. But when I went to play swtor it shut my pc down and restarted it after only 2-3 mins of gameplay. Also did the same thing for assassins creed brotherhood. I'm wondering if it's my psu? The brand of psu is "retail plus" and it's a 600w. Any tips or advice on my why pc is crashing only after playing these games for 2-3 mins?

#1
Posted 04/06/2012 05:18 PM   
Forgot to mention my pc specs.

Asus CM6830 Series
Intel Core i5-2320 cpu 3.00GHZ
8GB Ram
Windows 7 64 bit OS
2TB hard drive
600w PSU ("Retail Plus") brand
Forgot to mention my pc specs.



Asus CM6830 Series

Intel Core i5-2320 cpu 3.00GHZ

8GB Ram

Windows 7 64 bit OS

2TB hard drive

600w PSU ("Retail Plus") brand

#2
Posted 04/06/2012 06:19 PM   
Wondering if I should just buy a 600w corsair psu??
Wondering if I should just buy a 600w corsair psu??

#3
Posted 04/06/2012 11:09 PM   
[quote name='Gblack123' date='07 April 2012 - 09:09 AM' timestamp='1333753766' post='1392847']
Wondering if I should just buy a 600w corsair psu??[/quote]

Probably, or an Antec, Seasonic or other good quality brand. Regardless of which brand don't buy the low range. Cheap psu's aren't good for gaming machines.
[url="http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15_354&products_id=16381"]THIS -[/url] would be the better budget option from Corsair.
Psu's draw less power and create less heat when not run near their max capacity, so a 650W would not be too much.
Note that the Corsair in the link has 48Amps on the +12V rail. Keep in mind that psu's with multiple rails may state something like 20amps on each rail that this is not generally the total amps the psu is capable of,
only the total that connection is capable of. eg - My Antec True Power 650W has four rails - 2x22 and 2x25 - but the total is only 54 Amps over the four rails.
In addition to having relatively low Amperage (Amps are the true measure of power) cheap psu's use cheap components that don't last and don't provide steady consistent power,
all of which leads to crashes random reboots, and occasionally a burn out, literally.
[quote name='Gblack123' date='07 April 2012 - 09:09 AM' timestamp='1333753766' post='1392847']

Wondering if I should just buy a 600w corsair psu??



Probably, or an Antec, Seasonic or other good quality brand. Regardless of which brand don't buy the low range. Cheap psu's aren't good for gaming machines.

THIS - would be the better budget option from Corsair.

Psu's draw less power and create less heat when not run near their max capacity, so a 650W would not be too much.

Note that the Corsair in the link has 48Amps on the +12V rail. Keep in mind that psu's with multiple rails may state something like 20amps on each rail that this is not generally the total amps the psu is capable of,

only the total that connection is capable of. eg - My Antec True Power 650W has four rails - 2x22 and 2x25 - but the total is only 54 Amps over the four rails.

In addition to having relatively low Amperage (Amps are the true measure of power) cheap psu's use cheap components that don't last and don't provide steady consistent power,

all of which leads to crashes random reboots, and occasionally a burn out, literally.

BossDweebe is in his second childhood, or would be if he'd ever left the first.

#4
Posted 04/07/2012 04:40 AM   
my 560 ti is super picky about which driver it has also. I BSOD on drivers 285, 295, 296. I STRONGLY recommend 290.53 beta driver, it is by far the best driver in my experience for the 560ti, I've never crashed with it. I suggest you follow this guild for uninstalling/install drivers and get 290.53 beta http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=1174372
my 560 ti is super picky about which driver it has also. I BSOD on drivers 285, 295, 296. I STRONGLY recommend 290.53 beta driver, it is by far the best driver in my experience for the 560ti, I've never crashed with it. I suggest you follow this guild for uninstalling/install drivers and get 290.53 beta http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=1174372

#5
Posted 04/07/2012 06:07 AM   
Thanks for the tips guys, I'm gonna do just that.
Thanks for the tips guys, I'm gonna do just that.

#6
Posted 04/07/2012 04:56 PM   
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