Small problem with PSU

By Captain Master ยท 4 replies
Aug 15, 2017
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  1. Hello!
    I bought this gaming PC 1.5 years ago, and I recently had to buy a new HDD for it.
    It's everything OK, unless the fact that it runs games at 40-50 FPS instead of 60. I tested my processor, and it showed some really bad results, so I bought a new AMD Fx 6300.
    Now my PC runs games at 25-35 FPS.
    Before we go into details, here are my PC specs:

    CPU: AMD Fx 4300 3.8 Ghz (old)
    AMD Fx 6300 (currently installed)
    GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 750Ti
    RAM: 12 GB
    HDD: 1 TB
    Power Supply: 500W (keep this in mind)

    So, I went to the shop where I bought my new CPU, and they tested my computer with a GeForce GTX 1050. Results? 9-10 FPS! Then I started being suspicious about the Power Supply. I think 500W is not enough to power up my whole system, since most parts use a lot of energy.
    I just need someone to make me sure about that.

    Thanks in advance!
    Gabriel Vitali
  2. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,344   +833

  3. Captain Master

    Captain Master TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks, now I see my problem isn't in the power supply. Results said I needed a 450W power supply.
  4. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,344   +833

    A decline in FPS (the 1050 should have been slightly better) makes me wonder:
    - thermal issue
    - malware (BitDefender rescue disc might be a good idea)
    - a bios setting (download manual for mobo)
    - old drivers (chipset & audio on the mobo.... or even left over display driver from prior versions - use DDU, free utility available on this website)
    - bad or corrupted anti-virus/anti-malware (download new, uninstall old and reinstall with new)

    First step should be to inspect Task Manager in 'detailed' view to see what is using resources.

    Also see: about slow computer.
  5. Captain Master

    Captain Master TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for your help, my Computer went out for a week for some repairs, turns out there was a problem in the Motherboard and in the RAM Memory. It's all ok now!

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