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Need some help with graphics card

By mirS4
Nov 28, 2009
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  1. Hey guys im new here and have a problem :/ i purchased a new computer about a year an a half ago from best buy, it is the Gateway FX. It is 2.5 quad core possessor, 6GB of ram,600GB HD, and an Nvidia 9800GT. My problem is if i play any high end/newer games it crashes, Call of duty modern warfare 2, and also Left for dead 1 and 2 to be specific. Well after roughly 10-15 minutes my Game crashes then the computer shuts down and first i was getting a weird error at the bottom left that said "Display drivers has stopped responding and has recovered" but now it just crashes. The only problem i can identify with this computer is the power supply which is only giving out 400W..i have another Power supply from my old PC that is 500W, its a prudent way. do you guys think that my power supply is causing the problem and if so should my 500W be enough to play these newer games?
    Thanks.
  2. mirS4

    mirS4 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Wrong Section for this post, at least i cought myself :]. Sorry guys
  3. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,550   +18

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