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Graphics card or power supply bricked need help

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by hlick14, Apr 28, 2010.

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  1. hlick14

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    Hi.i have a problem but im not completly sure wether is the graphics card or the power supply.the problem is that i have been overclocking my graphics card about month ago through ntune in nvidia control panel ,everything was working perfectly for month as stated before.I left my pc on for about 24 hours and i wasnt home.when i came back it was saying there is no signal on the monitor .i restarted the pc and the loading at the start was going..but it was diffrent some letter was changed for example when it loaded the ram memory it didnt say ram memory but "ras megory" at the start i thought it could be some strange virus.but anyway i went to security mode and it was working on low resolution and 8 bit.I thought i could be the power supply problem as as for some time (about 3 months) it was making a strange bepping noice when the pc was on i tohught maybe it isnt giving enough power to the mobo.anyway it took out the graphics card and use the intergrated one.here are my specs mobo- msi 915gm .ram .1256 ram.cpu is intel pentium 4 3 ghz.graphics card is nvidia geforce 7600 gs.im not sure about the power supply.but i think is 300 watt max output..Thanks for reading .i Know its quite long but i wanted to give good description ..Please help .. Regards Jakub...Ps big up for the forum it helps a lot
     
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    A 300 watt PSU may be pushing it for a 7600GS, how many amps on the +12 volt rail and what brand? 300 watt for a modern system is generally not enough with any type of add-on graphics card.

    But chances are the video card is damaged, maybe from the PSU or maybe from the overclocking.

    I'd say get a new power supply, you want and need it even if the video card is toast, you'll want it to properly power any new replacement video card.
     
  3. hlick14

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    yeah im going to check if its the graphics card problem on my frends pc..the thing with the power supply-..it was working for last 2 years with this add-on card..im not home at the moment so i let u know whats up with the psu..thanks for the reply:)
     
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