Gaming problem on New PC Build

By johnnyboy1979
Oct 4, 2005
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  1. I wonder if someone can help me. I'm having problems gaming on my new PC build. Card is a Radeon 9600. I've updated to the latest display drivers. Games run really smoothly to a point and then just crash. The games do not crash to desktop however, sometimes the screen will go black but you can still hear the sound, other times the monitor will appear to go into sleep mode (i.e the moniotor light will go orange and not come back to green).

    Now, I've also had problems with my power (as posted on the general board). Sometimes when you switch the PC on the fans will spin then stop and the machine doesn't boot. If you swap the power leads orange the system will eventually boot. I'm now wondering if these power problems are affecting my gaming too. The PSU (400W) came with the case. I'm beginning to think it could be the case/PSU that's causing both my problems but am not sure. Can anyone help?

    Full system:

    Giga-Byte K8NS-Ultra 939
    AMD Athlon 64 3200 32/64Bit CPU S939
    1GB 184-pin DIMM DDR PC3200 CL=3 UNBUFFERED NON-ECC DDR400
    160Gb Maxtor Diamondmax Plus 10 (7200rpm,8MB) "Sabre" SATA NCQ
    ATI Radeon 9600 256MB 128Bit DDR DRAM
    Sony DWQ28ASV 16x16x4 DVD±RW Dble Dual Layer DVD Writer OEM UK
  2. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,763

    Unless the case is an Enermax or Antec the PS is most likely cheap crap.
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