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Question New GPU causing game freezing


Mar 10, 2015
Hello, guys ! I need your help:
I bought Gigabyte GTX 1650 ITX few days ago. And after this I have stutters in every game on any settings (I checked Call of Duty WW2, RE2 Remake, GTA V, Watch_Dogs 1 and Hitman 2).
The stutters work so: I have good FPS in a game(50-60 for example), GPU load is okay (about 85-95%), CPU load is okay too (about 50-70%), but after I see drops to 0FPS with 0% GPU load. CPU Temp is about 50-65C, GPU Temp is about 50-60C)
Earlier I had GTX 1050 2GB and decided to replace this because it haven’t enough VRAM. GTX 1050 hadn’t so much stutters, just didn’t have good textures because of VRAM.
I’ve deleted Nvidia Driver (using DDU), rebooted PC, installed new driver but still had the problem. After this I reinstalled Windows (10 Pro, reinstalled C drive, didn’t touch D and E drives) and installed driver again, but stutters didn’t disappear.

My PC:
Core i5-3470 3.3Ghz
HDD: 500GB by Seagate
External HDD: 500GB by Toshiba
Chieftec APS-500S

I am not sure that the main reason of problem is PSU, ‘cause the card doesn’t use pin connector using PCI only and secondly this video card has low TDP which similar with my previous card: 120W in GTX 1650 and 75W in GTX 1050


Mar 14, 2019
Well stutters can be also caused because you are using 8gb ram, are you using duel channel or just a single stick? plus what you have mentioned from GPU and CPU usage there is nothing wrong, but the GPU seems like a bottleneck for the CPU if its at 95% while CPU is at 50-70%
Chieftec APS-500S
This might be culprit in your case.

That's a very poor quality PSU. Replace it ASAP. This might be the culprit in your case, IMO. But I would surely avoid using this CHIEFTECH power supply on a GAMING PC. Or, Windows 10 OS itself might ALSO be the cause of all this stutter/lag/fps drops etc.

Anyways, PSU is the last component you might want to cheap out on, or skimp. Try to get some other high quality PSU, IF possible. Power supplies are an imperative part of your system that should not be taken lightly. Throwing in a budget PSU could result in poor power efficiency or even a wrecked system. Don't SKIMP on the PSU,, since this is the MOST important PC component. I can't stress this enough.

Btw, this PSU list is NOT exhaustive, nor 100% accurate though, but at least it gives us some idea about the brand reputation, in the hierarchy list..BUT, make a note though. Despite Seasonic, XFX listed under the "arguably best brands" category by me, they have had pretty poor quality units as well. like the XT series, and SeaSonic S12II Series. There are more exceptions though...

Pretty much all PSU manufacturers sell good and bad power supplies.

PSU brands to never buy from

  • Diablotek
  • Chieftech
  • Circle
  • Sharkoon
  • Youngbear
  • Powercool
  • Rocketfish
  • Rave
  • Linkworld
  • Shuttle
  • Skyhawk
  • Foxconn
  • Wintech
  • Winpower
  • Apevia
  • Coolmax
  • Logisys
  • Sparkle
  • Raidmax
  • Zalman
  • Diablotek
  • Xilence
  • Tacens
  • iBALL
  • Zebronics.
  • Logisys.

  • Average PSU brands (Not deadly but I would avoid them)
  • NZXT
  • Enermax
  • Cougar
  • Bitfenix
Good PSU brands (These psu brands have decent-great PSUs, but also have a few outliers)
  • EVGA
  • Corsair
  • Antec
  • Cooler master
  • Be quiet!
  • Fractal Design
  • SilverStone
  • FSP.
Arguably the best brands, but that's a slight exaggeration..
  • Seasonic
  • XFX
  • Superflower
Most power supplies you buy should be fine as long as you're not pushing them to the very limits. I obviously didn't include every OEM and re-seller but I listed the main ones. Pretty much all PSU manufacturers sell good and bad power supplies, it just takes a little reviewing and forethought into your system requirements before you make a selection....

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