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#1 rehrer

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 07:19 PM

So my 500w power supply finally kicked it and I decided to go with an NZXT 600w power supply as a replaced to futureproof myself a little. I plugged everything in and hit the power button. The fans kicked on and it sounded like it was starting up, then it just died, but immediately tried to start up again. It did this 6 or 7 times before it finally just stopped altogether. I then unplugged my nVidia 9800GT graphics card (the cord at the end of it from the power supply) and hit the power button again. This time the computer started up totally normal. I know it can't be an issue with overloading the power supply because the card worked on my 500w unit. Any ideas? I have none. Thanks!

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#2 Sterling14

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 05:48 PM

Welcome to bleepingcomputer!

Did you make sure to plug the 6-pin power cable into the graphics card?
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Posted 17 September 2009 - 11:32 PM

The graphics card could be the hammer that took out the old power supply :thumbsup: . Make sure its still working properly.
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