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Pc stops working when graphic card is put in


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bazzi135

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Hello,
Can anyone please help me with this error it would really appreciate it

I have been running my graPHIC card with my system for over a year know, and suddenly my computer went through a error were once i put my graphic card it dosnt even turn on i dont know why

What Ive tried:

Different PC, OS, Screen, VGA cable, HDMI, etc ,formatting, updated drives, New Hardrive, contacting Nvidia and GIgabyte ETC


Graphic Card: Nvidia9800GT 512mb
Motherboard Brand : GIGABYTE
Model : GA-G31M-ES2L
Operation System : Win XP SP3 :
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo e8400 @ 3.1GHz each
Power Supply: 550w

Thanks for checking my questions and thank you for any help giving

Edited by bazzi135, 20 September 2010 - 06:45 AM.

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Digerati

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Well, since you tried this card in a different PC then that's pretty conclusive the card is bad.
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Did you try another working Graphic Card to verify if it might be your PCI-Express slot the issue.

Did you try to reset your CMOS settings

Did you try another PSU so to verify if yours had problems giving enough power to initialize your Graphic Card and the rest of your system.
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He said,

What Ive tried:

Different PC, OS, Screen, VGA cable, HDMI, etc ,formatting, updated drives, New Hardrive, contacting Nvidia and GIgabyte ETC

That says to me the card does not work in two different PCs so another slot, CMOS, or PSU will make no difference.
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He said,

What Ive tried:

Different PC, OS, Screen, VGA cable, HDMI, etc ,formatting, updated drives, New Hardrive, contacting Nvidia and GIgabyte ETC

That says to me the card does not work in two different PCs so another slot, CMOS, or PSU will make no difference.


He did not specified if it worked or not in another PC he just said he tried in another one.

If the card does not work in two different PC then there is no question to ask, the card is bad.
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It would help if the OP was clearer, for example did the card work in the other pc, is the computer working using the onboard video or not,

i put my graphic card it dosnt even turn on i dont know why

Does this mean connecting the pc to the monitor or fitting the actual card into the MB and what is not turning on the whole pc or the monitor.
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It would help if the OP was clearer

Agreed. I took it as he tried all those things listed and still had problems. But there is room for other interpretations. So before we make more possibly incorrect assumptions, we need some clarifications.

When you installed the card in a second PC, did the second PC stop working too? If it did, then the card is bad - "assuming" you have correct power connected in the 2nd PC. If it worked in the 2nd PC, then there's something wrong with the first PC.

Since it was working for a year then "suddenly" stopped, it would suggest a hardware failure and I agree to check the PSU first.
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