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dimills

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Hi,
I pulled my video card, and when I restarted I had to reload drivers from the web for the onboard video.
I then tested 2 full length movies on my HD, and a 10 hour youtube video, and guess what, no freezeups!
I then reinstalled my GeForce 6200 card, tried the first movie, and it locked up within 10 minutes, tried a youtube video, and it locked up after 20 minutes. Pulled the card again and retested the onboard video, no more freezeups!
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Hello dimills

Thank you for the update :thumbsup:

There is no way of knowing 100% for certain that the Turbolink PSU did indeed damage your Ram and GPU but it is highly probable, you now at least have a stable machine that you can use and can decide for yourself if you want to replace the add on video card.
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Yes, at least now it's finally stable, I'll probably go for the EVGA card that I linked to in a previous response, it's relatively cheap, and had very good reviews. Thanks for all your time and help, it's been much appreciated.
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For the price it does appear the best option.
You are most welcome BTW :thumbsup:

Let us know when the new card is fitted and any questions feel free to give us a shout.
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The video card may need to have thermal paste reapplied. Are there any bulging or blown capacitors? I ran across this numerous times and the solution has been to clean the old thermal past off the GPU chip and heatsink and reapply new thermal paste. If there are any bulging or blown capacitors then the card is no good.
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