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My gpu is causing my pc to crash and freeze before it even boots and somtimes it dosnt display any images is there anyway i can fix it and my gpu is a 3870x2

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  • glad4snow Dec 08, 2008

    no i cant boot in safe mode it just freezes is there any sort of way i can reset the card

  • glad4snow Dec 09, 2008

    thank you for your help. i think my GPU is broken, but one more queston my GPU has a 3 pin switch on it and it looks kinda like the clear CMOS switch, i was wondering what that is?

  • Timothy Farley May 11, 2010

    Ok, back to the basics.

    First things first. Can you list the specs of your desktop, please.

  • Boli May 11, 2010

    How many watts is ur PSU and if it tells you how many watts is the +12v and +5v rails on there own?

    Let me know...


  • Timothy Farley May 11, 2010

    Hi there. Can you boot in Safe Mode?



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Check your PSUs power output!

No point changing your GFX card if your PSU cant actually power it up...

a 3870x2 is quite power hungry and depending on how many HDs wot CPU RAM etc you have, you'll need to have at least 500W PSU to run a standard setup with a 3870x2 comfortably

(its always better to have a PSU with the correct power connector for the GFX card, Molex adaptors are not advised but obiously still work)

Let me know....

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When this problem occur? this problem occur when you installed the driver of the video device? When you installed a software? or when you installed a new hardware?

if the problem occur when you installed the driver of the video device or when installing a new software, you need to boot in Safe Mode.
If the problem occur when you installed a new hardware you need to check the BIOS setting in IRQ, check if there is a conflict in the hardware...
If you use video card when that problem occur and you have onboard video device, take out the video card and use the onboard video and boot to windows and uninstall the software that cause the problem. if you use onboard video device try to put a video card and remove the software that cause the problem..

try to change the memory of your computer if you have extra with the same specs. If you don't have a memory reinstall your Operating System.

If you can't install windows and the computer keeps on hanging or restarting while installing, I think there is something wrong either one of the computer hardware, like the Memory, Processor, Motherboard, Hard Disk, and other interface devices. TY


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