Computer crashes after gaming

Bfg Gts 250
July 21, 2009 at 08:19:07
Specs: Windows XP
I had just installed my GTS 250 and everytime I play a game (In Windows its perfectly fine) my computer crashes. I get the blue screen error message:

STOP: 0x000000F4 (0x00000003, 0x8AFFB768, 0x8AFFB8DC, 0x8060566E)


My system:
Intel Pentium 4 3.0 Ghz, 4 Gb DDR RAM, BFG GTS 250, Thermaltake 430-Watt PSU ( 18A on 12V ).

Is it Because I'm under-powering the video card? Do I have to buy a new PSU because I just bought a new one last year don't want to waste another 50$. Dunno what to do. Please help.


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#1
July 21, 2009 at 08:40:49
Your card specs call for a MIN 26 amps on the 12v rail and you have 18amps you need to get a better PS or a less powerful card. READ all specs and requirements BEFORE you buy any hardware.

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#2
July 21, 2009 at 09:51:03
Alright, Tiger Direct is selling an Ultra 750W PSU for $69.99 (45 A on 12V ) guess I have no choice.

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#3
July 21, 2009 at 15:55:22
Sure you have a choice...why would you pay that much for an Ultra? Get a good PSU:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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#4
July 22, 2009 at 07:24:56
Isn't Ultra a good brand?

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#5
July 22, 2009 at 13:43:41
Ultra is OK; but, so is $43.50 after rebate and free shipping.

Tiger wants 16 bucks to ship that psu to California.

Skip


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#6
July 24, 2009 at 04:27:12
Sweet, I got a 600W PS with 32A. BUT. I still got a blue screen message!

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#7
August 13, 2009 at 18:02:09
Is your CPU overclocked? Games are very CPU intensive.

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