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Old 01-20-2009, 11:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Recently I have had trouble starting my computer, I press the power button and the fans spin for about a half second and the power LED is on in the front of my case. I have found out that I can power on my computer without the video card in it, (I get the video card error message) but once I pop it in 4 times out of 5 I can't start it. I have tried using different 6 pin connectors, the 4 pin molex to 6 pin connector, and its still the same stuff.

Here is a link to the video card I bought

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

The motherboard

Newegg.com - Suggested Products

And the power supply

Newegg.com - BFG Tech BFGR650PSU 650W ATX12V V2.0 / EPS 12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply - Power Supplies

I can get my computer to boot sometimes, but not often. I have to mess with the power connector on my video card. I also Have not been able to game very well, getting BSOD in Oblivion and Fallout 3, I have not overclocked the video card either.
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Default Re: Bad video card?

Think you've answered your own question replace the video card.
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Ok, I just wanted to check with you guys before I went and did anything.
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Nevermind, I'm doing it through newegg.
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