July 16th, 2007, 12:03 AM
Video Card/PSU Problems?
Ive had this problem for almost 2 weeks now. Ive posted everywhere, called everyone I know, virtually tried everything. I cant find a solution anywhere.
The Problem is...
My computer, on bootup, wont display anything on the screen.
At first I thought it wasnt posting, as It gave me 2 beeps. Which for my computer, was the code of not detecting a video card. So I tested everything Im my computer.
Unplugged everything. Tested everything. No luck
Luckily my computer has a on-board video card. Plugged my monitor into that an everything booted up fine. Visual on the screen and everything. So next I thought it had to be my video card. So I bought a new one. And before I bought a new one, my old one appeared to not run at all, fan wasnt running or anything. So once I got my new card put in the computer, I turned it on and still the same problem. At this point I was completely stumped. So for the hell of it I put in my old one back in to try it. It finally posted and appeared to be running with the fan spinning and everything. But I still did not get a visual on the screen. 2 weeks later after asking everyone I know and posting everywhere I can find, I'm here.
I just put it back in my comp and booted up and let it sit there for a few minutes... Blindly, I moved my mouse around to try to click my a login name and eventually I did and I heard the windows startup music come on.
People have told me that the PSU was dying and not giving enough "juice" to the video card. I'm about to buy a new one but I wanna make sure first.
So guys...and gals... anyone have any idea on what the problem may be?
July 16th, 2007, 12:09 AM
Since you suspect that the PSU is not up to the task,
You can use the following for reference.
Originally Posted by Justintime
"I know nothing."
July 16th, 2007, 12:29 AM
Already tried that, I hit 285
Originally Posted by Shinma
Plus Ive had this card running for a year now, no problems till now.
July 16th, 2007, 03:47 PM
That can happen, runs fine for a year, then problems crop up.
Non-gamers like me can scrape by with generic branded psu's, but if you have a serious video card in the system and push the system by gaming, it will eventually take its toll. You need a psu from a reputable manufacturer:Enermax, Fortron (FSP), Seasonic, Silverstone, etc. SPCR (link below) has very good psu tests.
July 16th, 2007, 05:52 PM
I'm a gamer, but I dont push anything to its limits, overclocking and whatnot. But anyways, I think I might have solved my problem. My old video card is junk now and the one I ordered works but I need a better PSU. Its going to be 680w with +12v, 22a. That will support my computer needs.
Originally Posted by DanceMan
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