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  1. #11
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    Default Re: PC restarting during Battlefield 2

    Quote Originally Posted by eat@joes
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153028

    There's a thermaltake 500W ATX12V V2.0, it "should" run an sli setup.
    Maybe SLId 6600GTs or 6800GSs. A couple of 6800Us or anything current-gen will tear that apart.


    Under $50 from a reputable company isn't doable unless you get something used. Here's the cheapest PSU on Newegg I would consider acceptable for that system:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153007

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    Default Re: PC restarting during Battlefield 2

    hey- although im not disagreeing with people, its worth noting that everybody so far has recommended psus that are above the minimum that nvidia and ati have recommended. surely a 500w psu would power anything at all, if it had decent rails.

    saying that, though, my psu is 400w with a single 17a rail, powering a good system (tho just midrange now) and ive had problems with it, but stability progs run fine and i doubt its the psu.
    System Specs:
    AMD athlon 64 3200 venice @ 2.4ghz
    Asrock Dual-939SATA2
    Sapphire Radeon X800GTO2 chip r430 @ 480mhz core/540mhz mem with 1.6v vcore
    1gb Corsair XMS TwinX PC3200 timings 2-3-3-6 at 400mhz
    250gb Hitatchi deskstar T7K500 SATAII disk
    160gb samsung spinpoint PATA disk
    Asus 1608P2 DVD+/-RW Dual Layer
    Unbranded 500W PSU single 17A rail
    Innovatek and Asetek Watercooling (triple fan radiator)
    LOTS OF METAL

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    Default Re: PC restarting during Battlefield 2

    Wattage is not the way to measure how well a PSU can do. It is all about the amps on the rail(s) and the efficiency. A cheap 500W PSU with a low (under 20A) 12V+ rail is just not going to power an overclocked system with any margain of safety or reliability. Noname PSU's tend to have horrible efficiency and that 500W rating is really only 350-400W at best due to the voltage loss with heat. Only decent name brand PSU's should be used in a system that is overclocking or being stressed. I mean really, people spend $1000+ on a new system, then use a $25 power supply. How smart is that? And I'll say this. If that cheapass power supply blows out, and they always do when pushed too hard, they will take out your CPU, ram, video cards, and whatever else they can get their hands on. So, if you want to run a substandard power supply, that is your risk to take. Personally, I never recommend a cheap unit and think that it is extremely foolishof anyone to recommend a cheap unit.
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    Default Re: PC restarting during Battlefield 2

    whatever. its everyones own risk (and mine too)
    System Specs:
    AMD athlon 64 3200 venice @ 2.4ghz
    Asrock Dual-939SATA2
    Sapphire Radeon X800GTO2 chip r430 @ 480mhz core/540mhz mem with 1.6v vcore
    1gb Corsair XMS TwinX PC3200 timings 2-3-3-6 at 400mhz
    250gb Hitatchi deskstar T7K500 SATAII disk
    160gb samsung spinpoint PATA disk
    Asus 1608P2 DVD+/-RW Dual Layer
    Unbranded 500W PSU single 17A rail
    Innovatek and Asetek Watercooling (triple fan radiator)
    LOTS OF METAL

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    Default Re: PC restarting during Battlefield 2

    Well, Im not about to get a cheap PSu. I was going to get one for around 50 ot 60 bucks, which I dont think is cheap. I just want to make sure I still dont have the same restarting problems. And by the way, it restarts during anything, not just playing games. I am not overclocking anything either. The 6800 GS is factory OCed and thats it. I want the system running stable before I even think about overclocking it.

    I bought the case with the power supply before I rebuild the system and I only looked at the wattage. Of everything in my system, the only things I've cheaped out on are the disc drives that I have transported from other systems. As far as the psu I thought 400 watts was all I needed. Guess I was wrong.

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    Default Re: PC restarting during Battlefield 2

    I went into bios and disabled my zip and floppy drives. Maybe this will help for now. Its gonna be at least 3 weeks before I can get a new power supply and Oblivion just came out. I hope it holds...

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    Default Re: PC restarting during Battlefield 2

    hey, arnt you running a single 6800gs? if so, the 400w should hold. my system is clocked quite high, and i have a cheap 400w psu and i have had no problems that could be traced to the power supply.
    System Specs:
    AMD athlon 64 3200 venice @ 2.4ghz
    Asrock Dual-939SATA2
    Sapphire Radeon X800GTO2 chip r430 @ 480mhz core/540mhz mem with 1.6v vcore
    1gb Corsair XMS TwinX PC3200 timings 2-3-3-6 at 400mhz
    250gb Hitatchi deskstar T7K500 SATAII disk
    160gb samsung spinpoint PATA disk
    Asus 1608P2 DVD+/-RW Dual Layer
    Unbranded 500W PSU single 17A rail
    Innovatek and Asetek Watercooling (triple fan radiator)
    LOTS OF METAL

  8. #18
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    Default Re: PC restarting during Battlefield 2

    Yeah, thats what I thought. I just ordered a power supply, but what else could be causing the restarts? If I don't need a psu I will send it back. I really can't afford it but I also can't afford to lose unsaved work due to a random restart during a long photoshop session.

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