Hey whats up,
Any ways, I have a good hunch in thinking its my power supply, (generic pos!).
Heres my problems:
It just recentely started acting up, (at the perfect time,) when i ordered my new power supply.
After playing some demanding games like Bioshock, ArmA, Crysis, etc. high settings - above, I start seeing stuttering, no artifacts, heat in the case and on my cpu, video card, etc are fine, so i open up the Task Manager, and I notice I'm using 90-95% of my cpu.
Which is strangely ODD because before it was around 50-60%, through out a time frame of an hour to 3 hours of pure gaming. Now within a few minutes it is actually hitting the stutter phase.
I have opened up my computer, re-applied some AS5, reseated the Heat Sink, cleaned out the computer with Co2, replugged in ALL the hdd's,video card,cpu,everything.
It just recentely started happening, has no virus' malware, or any other junk at all. So I am thinking its my power supply failing. Could i be right on this ?
Also I'm 90% sure on this other thing im about to ask, I seated a more demanding gpu in the board, plugged it in, and powered it up. Everything was as normal, computer booted, but my monitor was blank. I'm thinking this is what sparked my already weak psu to start failing. Is it possible that im underpowered ? Are these signs towards this suggestion ? My power supply wont be in for another few days. So i'm looking for a little insight.
And say when my other psu does come in, 1000w ABS Tagan series, does come in, it should give enough power to the video card and i would then be able to see off the new gpu through the monitor right ?
P.S. (don't ask what cpu, videocard, psu, etc that i am running please. I know what i am running and its in my box for you to see if you click it, though i believe the psu is wrong. Just looking to see weather this is a common psu problem for underpower.)
(forgot to mention, it runs windows absolutely fine, internet, music, etc. Just during heavy gaming, my cpu usage jumps to around 100 which it never did until now. I also added a new keyboard, mouse, and headset ontop of a booming stereo system to the pc. Which is all powered by my pc, which is another reason im pretty sure its due to under power in the psu.)