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I recently upgraded my gpu and now my screen has decided to stop working. I think it may have something to do with power supply. Just need someone to confirm this before I replace it. S

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  • luke Dec 11, 2012

    yeah graphics card was working fine for a few months then it started doing this. i thought it might just need a new power supply, but if its as you said and motherboard is stuffed i'd be better off getting a new computer.

  • luke Dec 11, 2012

    actually this is running off the vga out of the motherboard as i wasnt running a graphics card. got a bit confused sorry.



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It the graphics card that you installed acceptable for that computer? What was the issue with the previous graphics card?

On the back of the computer there should be row of 4 led lights. Use the link below to determine if this is still a graphics card issue.

If this is still a graphics issue then you are probably correct in needing a new power supply. Be forewarned, though, that if the power supply is having problems delivering power to support your graphics card then it may have also corrupted your motherboard. :(

Posted on Dec 10, 2012

  • luke Dec 11, 2012

    thanks for the chart worked out the issue was one of the ram cards was i had to take that out. but sadly did not help fix the computer as now i need more ram to run windows seven and i deleted windows xp off my spare hd...oops


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Re-set the cables ok

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Power supplies shut off automatically when one of the voltage wires is shorted to ground somewhere. This is why you see the fan kick over for a second and quit. This is probably a bad motherboard.

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Ok. The Power Supply Unit that comes originally with your pc is intended for 270 watts only. Sorry, with that kind of power output, you can not upgrade ypur graphix card. I would advice, keep the card you already bought. Get something around 500 watts. Of course, it has to be connected outside the case (the one you currently have is a special form factor PSU). You can get one for around 50 dollars from most online merchants. Good luck.

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