I installed a new video card today. It’s a geforce gtx260. From what I know you need at least a 525 watt power supply to run it. I have a suntec 580 so I’m not sure if that’s the prob.
Anyway after installing the video card I had the computer up and running for a few hours with no problems. Then I got crysis and started to play it. The game ran super smooth but after about 10 mins of playing graphical glitches started to occur and the pc shut down. I tried to turn it back on but nothing happened. I switched the psu off and back on then hit the power button but still nothing. I also tried unplugging the wire and plugging it back in.
I do notice when I have the switch for the power supply set to on the green light on the mobo lights up but when i hit the power button I just here a small click like it tried to do something but nothing happened. No fans start to spin or anything.
I’m just trying to figure out if it’s either the power supply or the mobo. I’m really hoping it’s just the psu.
Thanks for any help and let me know if you need any other specific info.
There was also a slight smell and the power supply was the only thing that really felt hot. I just don’t want to jump the gun and get a new psu if that’s not the cause.