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System random shutdowns

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by djisas, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. djisas

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    Ok a friend of mine just "downgraded" his graphic card (the idiot) and here's what he wrote bellow:

    And i told him, you psu is bad, it happened to me years go, changed every single part of my pc before changing the psu and after frying some minor components, and it was all fixed by a simple psu exchange...

    I would like to hear some opinions on this though, i also told him to go get a proper graphic card if he can still exchange i on the store...
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    If his pc was able to run the 4850 without issue i dont see why it cant run the 6670,your probably right with it being the psu.
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    I would test the Ram and if the ram passes I would suspect the PSU as well.
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    He says it all works fine when he puts old card into place...
    I saw on neweeg some of the lower scores either had doa units (Antec NeoPower 550W) some had psu blowing or burning, and random shutdowns as well...
    It seems to me there might be some unreliable units in the market...
    Usually when its ram it gives a bsod...

    What should he do to test ram??
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    Memtest should do the trick.

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