The Exiled Airman
- Jul 2, 2007
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|Processor||AMD FX 8350@ 5.0GHz|
|Motherboard||Asus TUF 990FX Sabertooth R2 2901 Bios|
|Cooling||Scythe Ashura, 2×BitFenix 230mm Spectre Pro LED (Blue,Green), 2x BitFenix 140mm Spectre Pro LED|
|Memory||16 GB Gskill Ripjaws X 2133 (2400 OC, 10-10-12-20-20, 1T, 1.65V)|
|Video Card(s)||AMD Radeon 290 Sapphire Vapor-X|
|Storage||Samsung 840 Pro 256GB, WD Velociraptor 1TB|
|Display(s)||NEC Multisync LCD 1700V (Display Port Adapter)|
|Case||AeroCool Xpredator Evil Blue Edition|
|Audio Device(s)||Creative Labs Sound Blaster ZxR|
|Power Supply||Seasonic 1250 XM2 Series (XP3)|
|Mouse||Roccat Kone XTD|
|Keyboard||Roccat Ryos MK Pro|
|Software||Windows 7 Pro 64|
Cwts are average on design as well which is fine for most users, but yes this psu is pretty old and really meant for cards that were like gtx 950/960...Power supply is sold as a 600 watt unit, but it only provides 29 amps (348 watts) on 12 volt and limits its self to 140 watts on +5V and +3.3V which gives it a capacity of 488 watts! OP, you may have just bought this PSU, but it is an over rated OLD design. (when I say old design, think early '90's automobile) It proudly displays ATX 12V 2,0, which was approved in 2003. We're up to ATX12V v2.4 which was approved in 2013.
If you look at that CX650M, it provides 54 Amps on its 12V rail, which is 648 watts!
Do I think it's the PSU's fault? Maybe. You have a collection of parts that are getting long on the tooth and it makes it hard to figure out what's causing this problem.
After you install the latest drivers...., if that doesn't fix it, lets look at your GPU. What is the exact model? I just looked at the review of the Gigabyte GTX 980 G1 Gaming 4, which can pull 204 watts or 17 amps during gaming which is more power than your 12V2 can provide.