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It started when i started using the TV card (PCI). when the tv card is inserted the processor fan will start making noise and the same part becomes hot. from time to time it was failing to switch on but i would try to start it several times till it comes on. the problem persisted untill it eventually stopped switching on

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With the tv card installed the PC might have problems maintaining the correct voltage, there might be a power overload, too much current is being drawn from this tv card and therefore your pc is working harder to run your system, make sure you have a good power supply or replace the power supply too a more potent one. Also make sure your motherboard is compatible for it. Good luck...

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