I have a desktop computer with a 128Gb SSD and a 1TB Sata drive. I have a VTX X-edition Radeon HD 7850 graphics card. I can't remember what the motherboard is and as I can't turn on the computer at the moment I am unsure how to find out.
The problem started yesterday, the computer was running normally (not doing too much with it, just some poker tables and a browser open). Then the graphics card fan became very loud and the PC crashed. I restarted and it ran fine for a couple of hours, then the same thing happened. I have since been unable to start the computer with the graphics card in.
There are two blades missing from the graphics card fan, which I already knew about, but which hadn't seemed to be an issue until now. But it does mean when the fan is at 100% it sounds pretty awful. As I'm not a gamer this doesn't really happen though, other than for a couple of seconds at start up.
I removed the graphics card and connected a monitor to the motherboard. The computer then loaded as far as the windows screen (running windows 7) and then the screen died, though the computer seemed to still be on. I forced a restart and ran start up diagnostics, which said it was unable to start the computer but was unable to find the error. Since then I have been unable to start up. When I say I can't start up at all now what I mean is that I get nothing on the screen but that the tower is seemingly running, at least the fans are on, whatever that means. I removed the power cable and held the power button for a minute to drain capacitors. When I then tried again I did get something on the screen for a second or so before it went black again. I've been unable to replicate even that minor success.
I have no idea what to do now, thanks for any help,