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Why can't we put in a properly sized power supply?
Even my kids machine has something double that. Please tell why you have something so paltry.
I'm sort of a computer tech noob, and I never thought about trying to replace the PSU. It's what came with the tower. But anyway, could that be my problem?
Hope that's all it is, then
I didn't get any notations or anything about the power supply. Does it make sense that the computer can run alright when i'm not gaming and then shuts off when I do? From the little I know about stuff like this, I would have imagined my card shouldn't even be able to turn ON if the wattage is too low.
Oh sure, when the video card is just displaying your desktop or something like that, it's using only a fraction of the power it would playing a game.
nVidia has taken to including a low power warning message in their drivers, but apparently ATI hasn't followed suit.
You guys have been a big help
Well, isolating the problem has taken a bit of the weight off my shoulders. Incidentally, do any of you have a PSU you'd recommend for my PC? I was thinking something about 500 Watts with about 30 Amps should do the trick. I do know I have an ATX PSU.
I said 30 Amps, I meant 30 Volts...so I'm wondering if I need a 500 Watt 30 Volt PSU, or if I can get by with a 15V one.
Standard PCs don't use 15 or 30 Volts.
I never found a P4 on the older AT power supplies.
Trying to do some research of my own
After looking through some websites and online stores, I notice most Power Supplies seem to run like +12V...not sure if that's what I need or not, can anyone help me out? I know I mentioned 15 and 30, but since I have no idea what i'm talking about, I'm probably totally off-base there.
You could have told the model number of your HP.
Does wonders when people need to determine what can be used.
I'll have to look it up when I get home tonight; not sure what it is off the top of my head. In the meantime, I want to thank you all for being so helpful.
My PC closes down too in graphic-intensive games
I have a Dell computer, and it regularly closes down in the middle of a game of Cossacks etc. From other comments, I believed this was a problem with Dell computer compatibility with my Radeon card, but maybe it's a power supply problem after all.