Question Computer keeps shutting down in games

ujeniuceduardciprian

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Hi, so I have started making a secondary computer for a friend. And since buying a graphics card (rx 580 on 4gb) it keeps shutting down while in games. After a minute or two.
It can't be the graphics card as I used it on my pc with no issues.
I changed the psu twice. From 400W to 600W right now. And I do not think that was a issue. I changed the hdd as well. That helped a bit, it closes after longer time.

I also changed the motherboard, so it isn't that either.
The windows was reinstalled around 3 times. So that's not the issue.

The cpu never went over 60 C degrees. It's an Fx 6100

The motherboard has an 8 pin connector but all the PSU i used had 4 pin connector. Does that have to do with it?

I searched online and most people say that you can use 4 pin in the 8 pin slot with no issues.

Could it be some driver issue?

Would a 4 to 8 pin adapter change it?
Please help
 

ujeniuceduardciprian

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Likely poor PSu choices. 400w isn't enough and a 600w PSu without pci-e cables means it's likely old junk. Whats the make and model of the 600w PSU?
It's called "Delux 600W" The model name is DLP-550S

I really don't think it's the psu. I've tried 3 psu's and all of them did it.

I think it might be the 4 pin pci-e instead of an 8 pin. I think I'll go later and buy a adapter.
 

DSzymborski

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It's called "Delux 600W" The model name is DLP-550S

I really don't think it's the psu. I've tried 3 psu's and all of them did it.

I think it might be the 4 pin pci-e instead of an 8 pin. I think I'll go later and buy a adapter.
Were all three PSUs this shockingly low quality? Even if this were a quality PSU otherwise -- it's not -- this model's specs means that it's only actually barely a 300W power supply when using a GPU and a CPU made after about 1998. This PC should never have even been turned on with the PSU/GPU in place.

If the other PSUs were this brutal, then the first thing to do is to get an actual, proper power supply in there and re-evaluate the situation. Even worse is that by using a power supply such as this, there may be other component damage as well.

An adapter is the worst thing to do. You don't fix a power problem by installing a fire hazard. And really, until this thing is powered properly, you shouldn't do anything that would result in you trying to turn this PC on.
 

bignastyid

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It's called "Delux 600W" The model name is DLP-550S

I really don't think it's the psu. I've tried 3 psu's and all of them did it.

I think it might be the 4 pin pci-e instead of an 8 pin. I think I'll go later and buy a adapter.
Well if the other PSU's were like that "delux" then yes they likely are the problem. It's old generic garbage and not capable of running a card like the RX580. It advertised as 600w but can't even deliver 400w where it counts. Get a decent PSU and stop buying generic garbage. A decent modern PSU(even a budget model) will have all the connections required without having to use adapters.
 

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