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Video card or Power supply?

I have a HP Pavilion a1642x. Its pretty cheap buy i intended to replace certain parts for gaming. So i first got a video card. its a
xfx 8800gs pci-e, not the best but good for what it cost. it helped alot but with the default RAM i was very limited. So i bought so kingston RAM 2x1gb cards compared to the default 2x512mb. This helped tremendously in cooling my PC and helping the Video card. i thought ''since its so cool i should try overclocking the graphics.'' So i downloaded ntune,i know about rivertune, and safely raised the juice. After a few tests i found the max without a fail, about 710mhz. After about 1 day i had a crash. At first i thought the bestec fail finally happened but now im not so sure. i unplugged certain things to rule out faulty parts. i tried unplugging the p1 and to my amazment it worked. the led was now static but when i tried plugging it back in it shutdown.
then it was the video cards turn. i unplugged the six-holed pci plug and started my computer. i got a loud static beep. i completly removed the card to find my computer booted.

So i either fried the card or had a bestec psu fail. any help or opinion is appreciated a dont really need a fix, i just need to know what to replace for sure as im not made of money.

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  • foggydog1 Dec 27, 2008

    i thought about that but i put the card back in to make sure. now i got a static green led in back but no response to the power button

  • foggydog1 Dec 27, 2008

    im sorry i wasted your time. it seems a friend thought he broke my computer and started to tinker with it making it worse i have resolved the problem buy plugging in the p10 the p9 and the p7 in the correct slots and found that fixed my problem again sry for wasting your time

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    If it booted w/o the card in,then I doubt that is it is the power supply unit. 

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Well if you overclocked you video card you have to increase your video card voltage by using bios for not having a crash. this could be as well your overclocking problem. try to use your default video card clocks and sea what will happen. it could be becouse your psu is low on power four your computer components.

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