Power Supply Requirement

Discussion in 'Computer Cases, Power Supplies and Cooling' started by GIPSTZ, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. GIPSTZ

    GIPSTZ New Member

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    Hello. I've recently purchased AMD Radeon RX 560 4GB graphics card. Ever since I installed it I've been experiencing various crashes during gaming. I did everything except replacing PSU (I checked every piece of hardware in my PC, everything runs fine but I still continued to experience crashes).

    AMD Raden RX 560 4GB graphics card requires 450 W PSU. I've got Antec EarthWatts EA-500D (500W Max.). Although my Power Supply Unit is 500W, I read on some website that it has got 80+ efficiency so it only uses 408 W, the rest is heat. Could this be causing crashes during gaming as my GPU requires 450W of power?

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    its possible its because you are using a dual rail psu instead of a single rail. But a good 500 watt psu is more then enough for the 560 cause it only actually needs a 400 watt psu. How old is the psu?
     
  3. GIPSTZ

    GIPSTZ New Member

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    PSU is quite old.. I've had it since 2014, but I think it's made around 2007... Only fact that bothers me is that it says it can produce only 408 Watts...
    I never had problems with my old GPU (Nvidia GT 710 1GB), but as soon as I upgraded I started having problems... I even checked the GPU, but no failures at all.
     
  4. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    It wouldn't be a bad idea to upgrade it anyway. The gt 710 draws power from the pci-e slot only. The 560 requires a separate power connector from the psu.
     
  5. GIPSTZ

    GIPSTZ New Member

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    Yeah, 6-pin connector from PSU. I'm heading tomorrow to buy new PSU, I thought of buying EVGA BR 600W 80plus.
    I don't have much knowledge about this, but at AMD settings it says BUS Type: PCI Express 3.0 and Current BUS Settings: PCI Express 2.0 x8
    Could this cause trouble?
     
  6. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    No. Pci express is backwards compatible.
     
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  7. GIPSTZ

    GIPSTZ New Member

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    Alright.
    I'm upgrading the PSU.
    Thank you for the help.
     

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