well now I'm royally screwed :(

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Jack of Fury

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01-15-2013

installed a new gfx card yesterday with a new psu

it worked fine for a couple of hours then I was gonna turn it off and went to Shut Down
after waiting for it to shut down for like an hour and it was still just sitting there not responding with the monitor not working I just hard shut it down by button

figured that was nothing but now my comp won't even start T.T the monitor gives no signal and the card is making a weird repeating noise, kinda like it starts but then dies, starts then dies, etc.

I put in a gtx660 (minimum 450w psu) and I replaced my old 300w psu with a 520w one

i think i did the installation good, took out old drivers, put in new psu then new card, plugged it back in, installed new drivers and updated them and it was working, played Skyrim for a couple of hours

now it won't even start... T.T im so sad I could paint my face like Ezreal atm... anyone have an idea of what went wrong?

you guys are my only hope, please help ;(

UPDATE FROM JUST NOW ON PAGE 5 GUYS, ITS FIXED TY SO MUCH


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Jack of Fury

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01-15-2013

anyone have any tips? T_T


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notFREEfood

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01-15-2013

crappy psu I bet


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Jack of Fury

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01-15-2013

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Originally Posted by notFREEfood View Post
crappy psu I bet
ahhh damn it =/

I had a feeling 520 might not be enough, ffs, I had to be a cheapo

you think if I get like a 600w or 650w it should be fine?


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Wulfestopheles

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01-15-2013

The manufacturer's forum might be a better place to discuss this


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ArmySquirrel

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01-15-2013

Difficult to diagnose. You might try reseating the graphics card to make sure it's in there good, or put in your old graphics card and try to narrow down the cause. Your PSU is only slightly above minimum specs for the card, and if there's other power hogs on the machine (multiple disk drives being the most common) then it could still have been insufficient to drive everything. Usually the result of that is the PSU frying. Cheap PSUs will die fast if subjected to any kind of stress.


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Jack of Fury

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01-15-2013

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Originally Posted by Wulfestopheles View Post
The manufacturer's forum might be a better place to discuss this
I tried and no response whatsoever

I feel like most forums other than this one are pretty dead (that I know of) so that's why I ended up posting here...


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SnugglyBunnies

Senior Member

01-15-2013

Are you getting a POST beep, or any beep code?

Could be a DOA PSU but if you didn't use a static wrist band/static protection you coulda fried something without realizing it.

Swap stuff back to how it was working (before the new stuff) then change the new PSU into the computer first, then the card, checking to see if it powers up after each new item (I would also check to make sure your RAM is seated properly, it can get bumped out of place sometimes)... and for god's sake don't do this in your wool socks on carpet!

Hopefully you find the bad component quickly.


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RiotDerivative

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01-15-2013
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My guess is it is the power supply.

There are other things it could be though:

- Make sure your connections are secure as well.
- It could also be a faulty video card that is consistently not distributing power within itself appropriately, or is borked.
- Unlikely, but could be the motherboard is not providing enough power to the slot or the slot could be damaged.

No POST beep is usually power supply related. A POST error beep code might be video card related, but could still potentially be PSU.


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Riot Morgageddon

Player Support Tech Specialist

01-15-2013

Is your computer making any noises as you turn it on? Beeps in morse code?


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