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Crashing/freezing problems -- do I need new PSU?

By ratman81
Feb 26, 2012
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  1. Hi
    Having some issues with my PC crashing & freezing. Think that part of the problem might be my PSU.

    My current set-up is:

    LC-8400BTX 400w PSU
    Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHz
    FOXCONN G41MX 2.0/G41MX-K 2.0 Motherboard
    4GB RAM (2 x 2GB Sticks)
    ATI Radeon HD 5770
    Samsung HD103SJ ATA
    Seagate Barracuda 500GB SATA

    Don’t know if 400w is enough to power this.

    I don’t have a load of money so was looking at this as a 550w PSU replacement. Problem is I’m no good at working out suitable ampage/wattage/voltage levels - the PSU I was looking at replacing it with is a CiT 550w dual rail PSU (can't post the link as not enough posts, but it's on Amazon). Don't know if that's any good/suitable/will help? Would appreciate some advice.

    Thanks

    Nick
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,230   +232

    Yes, try another 500 watt or better power supply
     

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