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Your power supply is probably bad. Try plugging in directly to the wall and try it. If you have a meter, you can open it up and turn it on. Check the voltage on one of the unused plugs coming out of the power supply, the box in the back with the a/c receptacle on it. Find a plug with a yellow, 2 black and a red wire. Yellow/Black should be 12v, Red/Black should be 5v. Normally people lose the 12v (get only 8v) so the motherboard comes on but not the HDD. If your prw supply tests OK remove any cards you have and try turing it on with no cards. If it powers on, add the cards back one at a time until it won't power on and that card is bad. Normally this would be a modem card that connects to a phone line. If the pwr supply test bad, take some pictures of the inside with your phone and remove the power supply (4 screws on the back) and disconnect all the cables that go to it. Check the label for watt ratings and a part number or take the whole P/S to a computer store where they will be $45. Make sure the one you buy has the same type connectors, same or more watts and screw holes in the same place (ask for help). Or you maybe able to order online using the HP part number ($80) or from eBay. Replace the power supply, plug everything back in and turn on. Really pretty easy.
It is not so difficult as it seems to be. First ensure that your computer meets the system requirement for installing a particular Video Card. You can get these details on the box of that card. Once you are ready with all the details and the compatible card, follow the instructions as under:
Turn off your computer and disconnect the power chord
Open the Cover of your computer Tower.
Disconnect the monitor cable from the Onboard VGA
Locate the compatible card slot.
GEForce 9600 would require a pci express slot
Match the notch on the card with the Card slot and insert the card with a slight push.
Fix the card to cabinet with a screw on top
Connect the Monitor cable to the newly installed Video card
Close the cover
Connect the Power cable
Restart the computer
Your operating system will detect the new Video card and prompt you for drivers
Installed the necessary drivers from the CD provided with the Video card
Finish the installation and reboot the system
That's it you have a new Video card installed !!
Please let me know if you need any further help in regards to this.
That could be the video chip if have on board video. I don't know if you have an AGP or PCI slot to add a new video card. The Agp is brown color and always is just one. The PCI are white, and you can have 2, 3 or 4. You can buy some cheap video cards on ebay.
buy a sound card that you like and buy it. all sound card are PCI connections with PCI-E connections models are diffient. But your pc has pci connection. open up your pc and install the card. Listen to your music or play games.