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    Default Monitor shuts down when playing games,need better PSU?

    Hello!I have a problem with my pc which is relatively new(6 months),when ever i play a better game(LoL,RaiderZ...) my monitor shuts down or has vertical lines on it.I can hear the sound of the game is freezed.I think that my PSU is not good enough.Its an OCZ 550W Fatal1ty series.My PC:

    AMD Sapphire Radeon HD7870
    Intel Core i5 3350P 3.1 Ghz
    ASRock Z75 Pro3
    Hitachi 1TB HDD
    2X4GB Kingston HyperX 1600 Mhz
    1 LG Optical Drive



    Can you suggest me some good PSUs that will be enough for this PC.Thanks alot.

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    400W Super Flower (made).

    Where do you live?

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    In Croatia.

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    What could you get?

    A 400W Straight Power E9? Or 550W Dark Power P10?

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    Vertical lines->I'd check the graphics card first.

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    Yeah. I'm not convinced the problem is the PSU.

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    Corruption(vertical lines) is almost always a problem with the graphics card overheating or suffering from too high OC (even if factory OC).

    I would spend some time monitoring your Graphics card using Gpuz. or similar.
    Check GPU and vrm temps. Also check the default voltage on your card.

    you could also check the pcie connection to your card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdk777 View Post
    Corruption(vertical lines) is almost always a problem with the graphics card overheating or suffering from too high OC (even if factory OC).

    I would spend some time monitoring your Graphics card using Gpuz. or similar.
    Check GPU and vrm temps. Also check the default voltage on your card.

    you could also check the pcie connection to your card.
    update mb bios?
    update CAT drivers?

    Try alternate graphics card in rig?

    It could be the PSU, but it would certainly not be the first thing on my list to investigate.

    Edit: sorry, just wanted to edit previous post, not quote myself...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojojojo13 View Post
    Hello!I have a problem with my pc which is relatively new(6 months),when ever i play a better game(LoL,RaiderZ...) my monitor shuts down or has vertical lines on it.I can hear the sound of the game is freezed.I think that my PSU is not good enough.Its an OCZ 550W Fatal1ty series.My PC:

    AMD Sapphire Radeon HD7870
    Intel Core i5 3350P 3.1 Ghz
    ASRock Z75 Pro3
    Hitachi 1TB HDD
    2X4GB Kingston HyperX 1600 Mhz
    1 LG Optical Drive



    Can you suggest me some good PSUs that will be enough for this PC.Thanks alot.
    Considering that it's a middle of summer here and the temps are easily hitting 40ºC (104ºF) it's no wonder PCs are not working properly.

    It's almost impossible to get vertical lines caused by the PSU - definitely a VGA problem (overheating, overclock, driver problem - or combination of those).

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    My gpu Temps are about 50°C ingame,and 34°C not ingame.
    I don't really understand all about GPUs so i will post some images from GPU-Z.

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