Even my kids machine has something double that. Please tell why you have something so paltry.
Hey all, new to the forums here. Basically, here's what's going on. I recently replaced my video card (I now have an ATI Radeon HD 3850) and everything seemed to be running fine. However, whenever I play a game (World of Warcraft specifically), after a while nine times out of ten my computer will just totally shut off. What I don't understand is that my card isn't running hot (40-50 degrees), there's no excessive heat through the fans or anything that would make me suspect something overheating. I've run a memory test, and my RAM is fine. The only thing I can think of is that my power supply isn't pumping enough juice to the video card. My computer is a modified pre-built HP, and the included power supply is only like a 300 Watt unit. Could a low power supply like this be the cause of my system shutting down?
Anyways, here's my pertinent specs:
Pentium 4 3.0 GHz Processor
2 GB RAM
300 Gig Hard Drive
ATI Radeon HD 3850 512MB Dual-Slotted Video Card
300 Watt Max Output Power Supply (doesn't reccomend going over 268 Watts)
Thanks in advance for your replies; I'm at the end of my rope.