Hello there everyone,
first off I just wanted to say how happy I am to have found this forum here; compared to my 'regular PC advisors' you seem a whole lot more professional (at least from the bits that I was able to read so far during my short time being here)!
But I suppose I shouldn't bore you with long backstories and get right into my teensy little problem: Several years ago I bought myself a PC that consisted out of the following pieces:
- An ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5N-E SLI Motherboard
- An Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz Processor
- Two 2GB Dual-Kanal DDR2 @ 426MHz (5-5-5-15) RAM from G.E.I.L.
- A NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT graphics card
- And a Seasonic SS 500GB Power Supply
There was a bit more but I didn't think that the other parts would be important for this - if you still need to know about them please let me know.
Point is, that after having served me incredibly and astonishingly well for what felt like ages, it came the time when my system started to struggle with the newest games on the market, so I went ahead and asked around on how I could fix this. The message was clear, I apperantly just need to get a new graphics card, most of them suggested one from AMD, so I quickly pulled a model out, asked if it'd work with my current set-up, and they all agreed and said yes.
The replacement graphics card was namely a Radeon Sapphire HD 7790. And after having replaced and connected it to the power supply using a PCI-E plug it actually worked fine. Though about 1 1/2 weeks later I suddenly started to see my computer struggling again, something that I tried to fix by adding a set of two 1GB RAM memory modules from G.E.I.L. again. But it continued and then suddenly nothing worked anymore. - Switching the PC on resulted in a set of warning sounds, 1 long and 3 short ones, indicating a broken graphics card. I thought I was just unlucky and bought one that was almost broken from the beginning on, and so I quickly replaced it with the previous model, a Radeon Sapphire HD 7770.
But soon after the problems occured again, and started to get worse. Games that my GeForce 8800GT was able to run just fine were suddenly an ongoing struggle with the new one. Two broken graphic cards in a row seemed really strange to me and I was starting to fear that this isn't actually the fault of the graphic cards, and instead the one of the current setup of mine ... maybe it's the power supply or an incompatible mainboard ... I'm just not sure.
And that's why I came here, in hopes of an answer that could help me solve this mystery. And thank you to everyone who actually took the time to read all this ... I know I probably wrote way too much again; this could have been shorter. I'm sorry.
Edited by MereLyap, 08 April 2014 - 05:25 PM.