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Upgraded GPU, now computer crashes while gaming, PLEASE HELP!!!

Hey guys

Today I've upgrade my old VGA (Sapphire HD6750 1GB) to an ASUS R9 270X DC2TOP,
and now if I start playing games my computer will crash with a liney picture and I have to restart it.

My PC:
-ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0
-AMD Fx-8320 (not overclocked)
-8GB of Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz RAM
-Chieftec 600W CTG-600-80P PSU

It only seems to crash while under the system is under load (mostly happens in games)
I know the PSU is not the best one but, I don't have the money to replace it so I'm looking for a solution that doesn't involve spending money.

What I've already did:
-Driver updates
-BIOS update
-Checked if it overheats, it doesn't

Right now I'm trying to reisntall Windows to get rid of old drivers

Any suggestions are appreciated
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  1. This sounds like 1 of the 3 below possible:-

    1) Driver conflict
    Since you are clean installing Windows this will determine whether or not this is the issue. Please try the stable release of the current driver, do not try beta unless you know the driver is not the issue.

    2) PSU not supplying enough power
    Your PSU may not be supplying enough power on the rails. The 270x requires quite a bit more power over your old 6570.

    3) GPU Faulty
    It may be possible you received a DOA card.

    You can determine the exact cause by using the 270x in a different PC (different PSU). If the problem persists, your GPU should be RMA'd or returned.
  2. Pictures of the crash: http://imgur.com/ob0pQKf
  3. Best answer
    I can say right now that PSU is complete junk. If its not supplying enough power (Which I am sure its not) it will cause system crashes under load. Unfortunately there is no way around this short of not playing games.

    Get yourself a good XFX, EVGA, or Seasonic PSU. Any other solutions aren't going to do anything for you.
  4. ^ Agreed. I inquired about the the Chieftec PSU on the PSU tier page in the past (http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html). I'm summarizing, but I was basically told that it was junk. The problem is possibly caused by your PSU, but whether it is or isn't in this specific case, you should upgrade it ASAP regardless. I'm just being honest.

    Buy this (below). It's a great deal for the money:

    EVGA G2 650
    $79.99 after $20.00 rebate card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438054&ignorebbr=1&cm_re=evga_g2_650-_-17-438-054-_-Product

    This PSU is tier 1, I own the 850 watt version of this power supply, and 650 watts is enough power for upgrading in the future to a GTX 980 Ti. Go for it.
  5. I'm booting up win7 now wish me luck with the drivers
  6. Regardless, upgrade your PSU. Also, in the future, instead of re-installing Windows 7 to clear drivers, simply download DDU (display drivers uninstaller). Then once the drivers are cleared out, download the new ones from Nvidia or AMD.

    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/display-driver-uninstaller/
  7. rcald2000 said:
    ^ Agreed. I inquired about the the Chieftec PSU on the PSU tier page in the past (http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html). I'm summarizing, but I was basically told that it was junk. The problem is possibly caused by your PSU, but whether it is or isn't in this specific case, you should upgrade it ASAP regardless. I'm just being honest.

    Buy this (below). It's a great deal for the money:

    EVGA G2 650
    $79.99 after $20.00 rebate card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438054&ignorebbr=1&cm_re=evga_g2_650-_-17-438-054-_-Product

    This PSU is tier 1, I own the 850 watt version of this power supply, and 650 watts is enough power for upgrading in the future to a GTX 980 Ti. Go for it.


    That PSU is not available in my country could you recommend another good and cheap option?
  8. Sure. Please state your country and the website that you normally purchase computer components from. What's your budget for a power supply?
  9. my budget is around 76$ maximum
    Country: Hungary
    The site: http://arukereso.hu
  10. what about this one?
    Cooler Master Elite Power 600W RS600-ACABM4-WB
  11. That site lists the Seasonic SS-520, thats the one you want. Or the Coolermaster G650
  12. I have vgreat news reinstalling win10 seems to have solved the problem becasue i havent experienced a crash in 20 mins gameplay will try to do more tomorrow though because its 0:27 am in hungary and i have school at 7am
  13. try pushing it by running a benchmark
  14. Rogue Leader said:
    try pushing it by running a benchmark

    Any recommended softwares for that?
  15. itgreed said:
    Rogue Leader said:
    try pushing it by running a benchmark

    Any recommended softwares for that?


    Download 3dMark and run firestrike, it should push your GPU and you will know if the PSU will be a problem if it crashes.

    http://www.futuremark.com/
  16. Rogue Leader said:
    itgreed said:
    Rogue Leader said:
    try pushing it by running a benchmark

    Any recommended softwares for that?


    Download 3dMark and run firestrike, it should push your GPU and you will know if the PSU will be a problem if it crashes.

    http://www.futuremark.com/


    Unfortunatley it still crashes and now I'm really sad because i won't get money till my birthday in the summer..
  17. I knew that was coming. Sorry man. As we said, you need a new PSU.
  18. Ok then I need opinions about the cooler master ive mentioned above
  19. Thats not a good one, look for the two I mentioned on the site you linked. I looked through there to find you good ones.
  20. They are too expensive :(
  21. The Cooler Master you picked is just about passable, that said if you're spending the money on it the others aren't that much more.
  22. I'm considering both while I've opened a new thread on this topic
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-2926595/decent-psu-600-650w.html#17263850
  23. SO the one you decided on is the same one that I suggested earlier, the Seasonic 520 w. You said it was too much.
  24. Rogue Leader said:
    SO the one you decided on is the same one that I suggested earlier, the Seasonic 520 w. You said it was too much.

    It was too much yesterday but I've managed to get a little more than I expected for it, thanks for the advice though
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