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Update Graphics Card + PSU and my computer DIED.... please help

1) XFX GeForce 8800 GTS XXX Edition 640MB DDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI 1.8Ghz

2) 650w. PSU bought for £16

Changed the graphics cards and connected all the power cables...
turn computer on and plat BF2 for a while not problem...

However the computer switched off while playing. but restarted fine and then played for another 4hrs with no problems.

Then my brother played GHOST RECON which I guess is more demanding for 15 min.
Then the PC just DIED....and the PSU smelled burnt!! and could not restart the PC.. then I switched back my old graphics card and PSU and the PC tries to start as the fun start moving but then the powers goes.. and 5 seconds later the PC tries to restart but no luck....

-How do I know if the motherboard is gone??
-What about the other components?
-I also unplugged the HD, DVD drives, and still the PC did no start.. however you can tell that the PC tried to start as the Fans tried to start but then stop....

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Re: Update Graphics Card + PSU and my computer DIED.......

A little something I picked up from a DELL technician, when checking for bad capacitors don't know how much it will help:

on top of each capacitors check for:
1. bulged tops (by default all capacitors are suppose to be flat on top)
2. Broken tops (bulged all the way)

Hope it helps.

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Re: Update Graphics Card + PSU and my computer DIED.......

Try removing the ram to see if thats the problem,although I dont think it is.When you remove all of the other components and the motherboard still does not keep the fans running then you have correctly diagnosed the problem as a bad motherboard.Good Job!! I would say the motherboard is BAD.Also A burnt smell is BAD BAD BAD.All the symptoms you are describing are text book signs of a bad motherboard.ANOTHER REASON TO UPGRADE!!

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Re: Update Graphics Card + PSU and my computer DIED.......

As u mentioned yea if ur computer smelled lyk sumthing is cooking so may b da capacitors or da chip inside them myt be burnt by heavy game called GHOST RECON so it is possible ur motherboard is half burnd half fine lol

Posted on Nov 17, 2007

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