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Go with the 750 watt power supply. It will be able to handle your system. I had a 500 watt power supply before and had issues with the computer shutting down due to high load from the graphics card when I upgraded to an i7 CPU and 970GTX graphics card.


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You are halfway there. A plain DVI-I/VGA adapter should work for one of the monitors since DVI-I outputs an analogue as well as digital signal. For the DVI-D output you can get so-called 'active' adapters, which should do a digital-analogue conversion. I haven't used one myself - closest I've got is a Thunderbolt-VGA adapter - so can't make a recommendation ...


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A) The TDP that comes from the manufacturer is measured at peak performance with a higher than normal ambient temperature. That means when they measure the TDP, the graphics card has probably been running at or close to 100% for a few minutes. This is hardly ever the case when gaming and you might see your graphics card average 40-60% usage during your ...


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450W is plenty for this combination if you don't plan to add another GPU or a large RAID-Array in the future. I have recently built a very similar setup with a i7-4790k, a GTX-970, 32 GB DDR-3 2400 RAM, a m2 SSD and 6 fans on a ASUS Z97-Deluxe Board. The CPU is overclocked to 4x 4.5 GHz (~1.25V) and I run it with a 450W 80+ Gold PSU (the cute little SFX ...


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Please take into consideration that a power supply never delivers his main number in watts. It will be always a lower when 100% use. A 80 GOLD certified or something similar, guarantees that the power supply will deliver 80% of his number as a final wats. So If you go for a 80 Gold 450W power supply, you can safely rely on a maximum of 360W of pure power ...


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From: http://www.tweakguides.com/NVFORCE_7.html In simple terms, this option controls the maximum number of frames the CPU prepares in advance of being rendered by the GPU. The benefit of having frame data buffered in advance of being processed by the GPU is that it helps keep the GPU consistently fed with data, smoothing out any small variations in ...


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Applications shouldn't make the PC restart randomly at any circumstance, clearly your problem is not related to the game. It's hardware or driver issue. It's always challenging to determine a defect when it happens at random, unfortunately the only reliable way to find out is changing parts until you find what was causing the issue. Generally, it's memory. ...


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Since the game used to work fine, it suggests it's not hardware, as you already mention. Although it could still be, but I'll address that later. Since other games work fine and you've played with the settings (graphic settings/sound settings etc) coupled with the comments you made in your OP, the issue actually occurs when you load the game, suggesting one ...


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I noticed that this would only happen in Windows. When I overclocked my GPU in Lubuntu it worked perfectly. I ended up uninstalling ASUS AI Suite 3 and updating my NVIDIA drivers which solved the issue.


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This doesn't sound like a problem with your drivers; more a hardware problem, and if it was caused by your graphics card there probably would've been more visible failure (and it most likely wouldn't've worked on an external monitor), so it's probably just your laptop's screen. First, you should check if it's the connection to your screen. Look up some ...


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Unfortunately, what you wish seems impossible unless you have some guru-level programming and OS knowledge. The GTX 970 driver only supports back to the 400 series. Basically nVidia would have to make a conscious effort to merge support of the 200 series into the current driver. I would imagine it would also increase the driver size to over 600 MB. Good luck ...



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