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    i need help with my new gfx card..

    I ain't really sure if this right section but i'll go ahead.
    I just bought myself a 7970 of my a good friend to me (he had it running in crossfire and didn't need the second card)
    And when i bought i instantly mounted it in my computer(cuase i got so hyped haha )
    Went to try battlefield 3 at Ultra 1920x1080 but after 10 minutes my computer just instantly shuts down :S
    have tried it with low settings and still i get a crash..
    Tried other good graphic games like Need for speed:Most Wanted and same thing.. 10 minutes of playing and it shuts down..
    the card gets around to 73-76 degrees when it shuts down.
    can it be my Power supply becuase it's 500 watt?
    on the most sites i look it says Recomended power supply is 500-550 watt.
    should i buy a new power supply like 700 watt? or could it be some other problem?

    pc specs:
    Corsair 8GB (2x4096MB) 1600MHz XMS3
    AMD Phenom II X4 965 3,4GHz Black Edition
    a Asus M4A77T motherboard (not the usb3 version)
    AtI Radeon 7970 3GB VRAM (this is the new card i bought, earlier i had an GeForce gtx 460 1GB)
    AXP 500 watt Power Supply.


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    It's not the total wattage your PSU could provide.
    You must look at the AMPs on the 12v rail.
    I'd suggest you buy Corsair HX650 or something.

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    thnx guys for the help
    so the problem should be my power supply?


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    Quote Originally Posted by goldensheep97 View Post
    thnx guys for the help
    so the problem should be my power supply?
    I think not 100% sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldensheep97 View Post
    thnx guys for the help
    so the problem should be my power supply?
    or like stated above your drivers...

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    Try all options before spending money to fix it, although I think it's a problem with your PSU, Personally, I've never had my drivers turn my computer off, only for them to crash and turn the screen black for a minute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunstreaker View Post
    or like stated above your drivers...
    well i've updated my drivers just recently from AMD's homepage so it shouldn't be that.


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