Hello LTT Forums!
This is my first post, and I need your help.
So here's the situation;
For Christmas, my girlfriend's father bought her an Asus ROG G20 compact tower from best buy. The specs are
Asus GeForce GTX 750
The system is designed to allow for the use of two external power bricks, one 230W and one 180W. Best Buy, in their infinite wisdom, only packages their models with the 230W.
It runs fine, until you run any game above medium settings, or you run any game with PhysX effects. Then it runs for up to 30 minutes, then the screen turns to a solid, random color (it's been green, purple, and blue so far) and the system shuts down, or the system just shuts down outright, depending on the game.
My theory is that the system isn't getting enough power, so when things get intense it shuts down, but I wanted to get outside opinions, since the second power supply is between $60-80 USD, and I'm not made of money.
Thanks in advance!