This article provides information on possible issues caused by a defective or inadequate power supply and troubleshooting tips to help rule it out as a source.
The power supply is the single most important component in a system because it provides the necessary power to allow all other hardware to work. A defective or inadequate power supply can cause the system to experience:
The cause of potential issues is not limited to the power supply. However, a common reason a power supply may cause an issue is if it is:
The following troubleshooting guide can help determine if the issue is related to the power supply:
Note! If you do not feel comfortable with or are unable to remove / replace the power supply on your own, consult with an expert
Label on Power Supply: Max Wattage for Power Supply = 600W
Note! If you do not feel comfortable with disconnecting/installing the hardware components on your own, consult with an expert
If the power supply does not seem to be the source of the issue, the following articles provide additional troubleshooting for other possible causes:
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This kind of FAQ is great...what I'd like to see is all the site faqs linked and displayed in one place on the page. I've noticed that some faqs get displayed prominently for awhile and then for some reason drop off the page, and the only way to find them is to search for them--but then, of course, you have to already know the name of the faq you want to find. Could save you guys a huge amount of troubleshooting to have all of your faqs displayed in one place on the drivers & software page.
BTW, this faq about PSUs could do with some added information about amperage. Amps are if anything more important than wattage estimates on PSUs--because, for instance, a PSU with 19 amps on a 12v rail but a 600W estimate would be greatly inferior to a 500W PSU with 35 Amps on the 12v rail, even though the wattage estimate is higher...
I just noticed there's a "How-to & FAQ" section...but, hey, I'm locked out of it... I really don't need them, but my point is that most AMD customers would benefit from such an access to a centralized faq location.