Most games crash while playing. Could this be a PSU problem?

By renay40to
Aug 23, 2010
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  1. I recently upgraded my PC by buying a new CPU AMD 5200+ 2.70Ghz overclocked to 3.0Ghz and all games started crashing.Here's my PC's specs:

    Motherboard: Gigabyte-GA69VM-S2
    CPU: AMD 5200+ 2.70Ghz currently 3.00Ghz
    Video Card: Galaxy GTS250 512MB GDDR3
    RAM: 3x1GB Super Talent
    HDD: Seagate 500GB
    PSU: Fortron 400W
    OS: Windows 7 x86

    For example when I start GTA IV the PSU starts making a loud noise and after 15 min the game freezes.Not only GTA IV but Crysis,Metro 2033,Need for Speed Shift...

    All temperatures are normal except the motherboard. It was stable until I bought the new CPU. The old one was AMD 4000+ 2.1Ghz :(
    CPU:30 to 40 degrees on standby when playing maximum 60
    Video Card:45 degrees on standby and up to 65 while playing
    Motherboard: 45 degrees on standby and up to 67 when playing
    All help would be appreciated :)
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    Yes it sounds like a problem. The next thing you're going to hear is probably a "pop," if you're unlucky. Upgrade to a quality 450 watt psu or higher, asap.
  3. renay40to

    renay40to TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks man:).Starting to save some money for PSU ;)

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