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new video card installed but computer has start up problems


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#1 Phil49

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 09:08 PM

If I shut off my computer and try to re-start it, I have to continually cut the power and try again and again. Usually there are two fans that start running in full speed, nothing shows up on the monitor, and the computer won't boot up. After numerous power offs it finally boots up but I afraid one of these days it may not boot up at all.
I have an Emachine PC and the original video card died so I bought an external video card by Galaxy from Best Buy and installed it. I orginally had not problems, but it has gotten steadily worse. Is my computer about to die or is it worth saving?

EDIT: Moved from XP to Internal Hardware forum ~ Hamluis.

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 09:13 PM

I suspect...that you should have been buying a PSU.

What model eMachines system?

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 09:30 PM

The model is T6414.

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 07:45 AM

Is the original PSU still in there?

When was the video card purchased/installed? What is the model?

Do you have access to another system...one whose power supply can be borrowed for a few minutes?

What convinced you that your video was in need of repair/replacement?

What message appears on the monitor when the system fails to boot into Windows?

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 09:30 PM

The original PSU is still in use.

The video card was purchased/installed in February of this year. The model is a Galaxy NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280/260.

I don't have access to another system.

The video card needed to be replaced because the picture on the monitor was fuzzy and practically unwatchable. I spoke to my relative who works at Best Buy and he surmised that the original card was going bad. After I installed the new graphics card, the problem with the picture on the monitor was solved.

There is no message that appears on the monitor; nothing shows up. All that starts are the fans; nothing boots up on the monitor. Then I just continually shut the power and retry. Eventually (so far) it boots up and works fine thereafter.
This last time it took almost 20 minutes of retrying....longer than ever before.

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