Computer shuts down while playing games after installing new GPU.

I just bought and installed a new gtx 1080 to replace my old integrated AMD GPU that came with my motherboard and now my computer just shuts down and restarts during gameplay. I looked around for a solution and some people said it could be something to do with the PSU. My PSU is an ATX 500B, any help would be greatly appreciated!

Edit 1: I noticed after restarting my CPU was at 55C and it also shot up to 70 a few minutes later and back down again, could it be that my CPU is overheating and that's the problem?
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  1. Please list all system specs including CPU.
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  2. Test it with a higher quality PSU (i.e. one with a better transient response and better voltage regulation).
    Reply to ko888
  3. probably combo of a cheap crap PSU and an overheating CPU. Maybe you disloged the cooler a bit while installing the GPU.
    Reply to Rogue Leader
  4. hazen said:
    My PSU is an ATX 500B


    Replace that generic pile ASAP before it fries that $500 GPU.
    Reply to bignastyid
  5. MrN1ce9uy said:
    Please list all system specs including CPU.

    CPU = AMD A8-6600K APU
    Motherboard = GA-F2A78M-HD2 (Gigabyte)
    Old GPU = AMD Radeon 8570 (came integrated with motherboard)
    RAM = 2 adata 4gb 2rx8 pc3-10600s-999 chips
    If there's anything I missed, sorry, not really a computer master.
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  6. bignastyid said:
    hazen said:
    My PSU is an ATX 500B


    Replace that generic pile ASAP before it fries that $500 GPU.

    I was thinking about replacing it but I wasn't sure if I needed to, do you have any recommendations and should I remove my GTX 1080 until I get a replacement PSU?
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  7. hazen said:
    bignastyid said:
    hazen said:
    My PSU is an ATX 500B


    Replace that generic pile ASAP before it fries that $500 GPU.

    I was thinking about replacing it but I wasn't sure if I needed to, do you have any recommendations and should I remove my GTX 1080 until I get a replacement PSU?



    I assumed you meant EVGA 500B. If it's anything other than that then yes you should replace it ASAP.
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  8. hazen said:
    bignastyid said:
    hazen said:
    My PSU is an ATX 500B


    Replace that generic pile ASAP before it fries that $500 GPU.

    I was thinking about replacing it but I wasn't sure if I needed to, do you have any recommendations and should I remove my GTX 1080 until I get a replacement PSU?



    https://pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/TgW9TW,fZyFf7,nB3RsY,3hkwrH/

    Yes. I wouldn't run the 1080 till you get a better PSU.
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  9. bignastyid said:
    hazen said:
    bignastyid said:
    hazen said:
    My PSU is an ATX 500B


    Replace that generic pile ASAP before it fries that $500 GPU.

    I was thinking about replacing it but I wasn't sure if I needed to, do you have any recommendations and should I remove my GTX 1080 until I get a replacement PSU?



    https://pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/TgW9TW,fZyFf7,nB3RsY,3hkwrH/

    Yes. I wouldn't run the 1080 till you get a better PSU.

    Alright, thanks a lot for the help!
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  10. If you're using one of these ATX-500B PSUs then for sure it is inadequate. A +12V rail capacity of 22 Amps is grossly insufficient. You're about 5 Amps short of the absolute minimum needed for your system configuration.

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  11. ko888 said:
    If you're using one of these ATX-500B PSUs then for sure it is inadequate. A +12V rail capacity of 22 Amps is grossly insufficient. You're about 5 Amps short of the absolute minimum needed for your system configuration.


    https://pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/TgW9TW,fZyFf7,nB3RsY,3hkwrH/ would any of these be good enough? I don't mind spending around $40 bucks for a new PSU, just not entirely sure which would be best
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  12. hazen said:
    https://pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/TgW9TW,fZyFf7,nB3RsY,3hkwrH/ would any of these be good enough? I don't mind spending around $40 bucks for a new PSU, just not entirely sure which would be best



    The Seasonic S12II-620 would do the job nicely.

    The Corsair CX550M suffers from insufficient hold-up time, due to insufficient bulk capacitor sizing, to even meet ATX specs.
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  13. ko888 said:
    hazen said:
    https://pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/TgW9TW,fZyFf7,nB3RsY,3hkwrH/ would any of these be good enough? I don't mind spending around $40 bucks for a new PSU, just not entirely sure which would be best



    The Seasonic S12II-620 would do the job nicely.

    The Corsair CX550M suffers from insufficient hold-up time, due to insufficient bulk capacitor sizing, to even meet ATX specs.

    Alright, I'm gonna order one and hope my dinky PSU was the source of my problems, thanks!
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  14. ko888 said:
    hazen said:
    https://pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/TgW9TW,fZyFf7,nB3RsY,3hkwrH/ would any of these be good enough? I don't mind spending around $40 bucks for a new PSU, just not entirely sure which would be best



    The Seasonic S12II-620 would do the job nicely.

    The Corsair CX550M suffers from insufficient hold-up time, due to insufficient bulk capacitor sizing, to even meet ATX specs.


    Are you sure that wasn't the older CX series that you're talking about? http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3269791/corsair-cx550m-good.html
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  15. MrN1ce9uy said:
    ko888 said:
    hazen said:
    https://pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/TgW9TW,fZyFf7,nB3RsY,3hkwrH/ would any of these be good enough? I don't mind spending around $40 bucks for a new PSU, just not entirely sure which would be best



    The Seasonic S12II-620 would do the job nicely.

    The Corsair CX550M suffers from insufficient hold-up time, due to insufficient bulk capacitor sizing, to even meet ATX specs.


    Are you sure that wasn't the older CX series that you're talking about? http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3269791/corsair-cx550m-good.html


    Looks like ko888 is right about the poor holdup time.
    https://www.hardwareinsights.com/corsair-cx550m-farewell-group-design/6/#Voltage-hold-up-time
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  16. MrN1ce9uy said:
    ko888 said:
    hazen said:
    https://pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/TgW9TW,fZyFf7,nB3RsY,3hkwrH/ would any of these be good enough? I don't mind spending around $40 bucks for a new PSU, just not entirely sure which would be best



    The Seasonic S12II-620 would do the job nicely.

    The Corsair CX550M suffers from insufficient hold-up time, due to insufficient bulk capacitor sizing, to even meet ATX specs.


    Are you sure that wasn't the older CX series that you're talking about? http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3269791/corsair-cx550m-good.html


    I'm definitely sure. I don't mistakenly assume that all models within a series perform exactly the same.
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  17. So would the CX550 (non-M) would have the same small capacitor?
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  18. MrN1ce9uy said:
    So would the CX550 (non-M) would have the same small capacitor?


    Yes.

    The CX650M in the Tom's Hardware review actually had a larger capacity 470µF bulk capacitor installed because CWT ran out of the 330µF capacitors that are suppose to be used in that model. It was done so that it wouldn't slow down the production run. jonnyGURU said that there are 4,000 CX650M PSUs out on the market with that higher capacity capacitor.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/hardware/comments/5d5b9o/new_cx650m_psu_may_not_pass_atx_spec_for_holdup/
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