looking to your specs, i can say that you are using a low psu to handle all your hardware...
All the hardware at full load wouldn’t use more than 354W... Considering that I am not overclocking anything, a 100W headroom seems about right.
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According to this website, PSU REQUIREMENTS - RealHardTechX , you should have a minimum PSU of 550 watts for total system operation using a RX580 GPU. So, you are actually underpowered by 100 watts.
This from the AMD Specs on RX-580:
RequirementsTypical Board Power (Desktop)
185 WPSU Recommendation
This from AMD Specs on Ryzen 5 1600 :
Specifications# of CPU Cores
6# of Threads
12Base Clock Speed
3.2GHzMax Turbo Core Speed
3.6GHzTotal L1 Cache
576KBTotal L2 Cache
3MBTotal L3 Cache
AM4PCI Express Version
PCIe 3.0Thermal Solution
Wraith Spire (No LED)Default TDP / TDP
This link, AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Review | bit-tech.net , shows the power consumption of the Ryzen 5 -1600 at IDLE : 59 watts and under LOAD: 146 watts.
Note from the above link, explains how they measured the power consumption of the CPU in a system:
However, for the stock speed results and power consumption tests, we re-enable everything in order to get a real-world power draw. The power draw is measured via a power meter at the wall, so the numbers below are of total system power draw from the mains, not the power consumption of a CPU itself. Measuring the power draw of any individual component in a PC is tricky to impossible to achieve.
I beg to differ. The link you provided tested a GPU that can actually go past 150W as it has 6-pin+8-pin. The Sapphire Pulse only has one 8-pin (limited to 150W).
If it was a PSU issue I don’t think I would see a BSoD related to ATI drivers.
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This is from Sapphire Pulse GPU Specs from Sapphire Website:
Power Consumption <225W OS Windows 10 Windows 7 System Requirement 500 Watt Power Supply (Suggestion)
1 x 8-pin AUX Power Connector
Blue-ray™ / HD DVD playback requires Blu-ray / HD DVD drive.
PCI Express® 2.0 or higher version based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard in order for the card to be compatible with.
But you're right a 450 PSU is fine and it is obviously a driver issue. From reviews, you have a very good PSU.
BTW, Yes, a weak PSU can cause BSOD as per this answer at Superuser Forum:
You risk overdrawing the PSU and damaging it. It can also cause other components to not get enough power or deal with erratic power from an overloaded PSU, so unrelated things may also start to act up. Better quality PSU's are probably going to be more robust than lower quality cheap OEM provided ones.
A video card or other component may be say it needs a 550w power supply, and it probably does only when fully loaded. So you may not experience problems on power on, but only after playing a game or something else that stresses the GPU.
Specific symptoms include:
- graphical corruption
- display goes black
You can try "burning-in" your card by running a benchmark utility such as FurMark3d or similar for an extended time, giving problems a chance to surface. But don't do it if you know your PSU is underrated. Get a new PSU.