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Question Low gpu usage and only max 70w power usage

Apr 22, 2020
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Hello there I am having the following problems:
-low gpu usage (max like 65%)
-Gpu usage decreases over time
-I did some research and my card (gtx 1060 3gb) should use 100-120w but it only reaches 70%
Pls help me.
 
I can't find anything about this PSU other then its common in Acer rebuilds so I cant speak to the quality. But usually the PSUs used by the big PC makers are sufficient for the systems specs as they are shipped, but that doesn't mean the PSU hasn't failed in some way which is common for cheap PSU's

Seeing on how the PSU is having a power issue I still think the best first option would be to replace the power supply and good news is that appears to be a standard ATX power suppl so it should be easy enough to replace.
This would be a good option https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Q7L7YJ/corsair-cx-2017-450w-80-bronze-certified-atx-power-supply-cp-9020120-na

You could also try and buy a PSU tester, usually between10-20 USD on Amazon such as this https://www.amazon.com/HDE-Power-Supply-Tester-PCI/dp/B005UZHB6G . You then want to unplug all the PSU cables from your motherboard and test them all with this.

Again I can't say it's not something else but this would be my first step.
 
Apr 22, 2020
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I can't find anything about this PSU other then its common in Acer rebuilds so I cant speak to the quality. But usually the PSUs used by the big PC makers are sufficient for the systems specs as they are shipped, but that doesn't mean the PSU hasn't failed in some way which is common for cheap PSU's

Seeing on how the PSU is having a power issue I still think the best first option would be to replace the power supply and good news is that appears to be a standard ATX power suppl so it should be easy enough to replace.
This would be a good option https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Q7L7YJ/corsair-cx-2017-450w-80-bronze-certified-atx-power-supply-cp-9020120-na

You could also try and buy a PSU tester, usually between10-20 USD on Amazon such as this https://www.amazon.com/HDE-Power-Supply-Tester-PCI/dp/B005UZHB6G . You then want to unplug all the PSU cables from your motherboard and test them all with this.

Again I can't say it's not something else but this would be my first step.
Okay but the new psu is 450w and the old 500w
 
Okay but the new psu is 450w and the old 500w
It comes in a 550 watt if you'd prefer that. But the 500 you have now probably can only out 450 watts anyway due to it low quality.

I'd you plan on upgrading your system with more power part then a 550 or 650 watt would be a good idea. Powersupplies are alittle hard to find right now in stock or they are going for much higher prices
 
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It comes in a 550 watt if you'd prefer that. But the 500 you have now probably can only out 450 watts anyway due to it low quality.

I'd you plan on upgrading your system with more power part then a 550 or 650 watt would be a good idea. Powersupplies are alittle hard to find right now in stock or they are going for much higher prices
So do you have any suggestions? If I understand it correctly I need to get a new one that is higher then 550 or 650 w?
 

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