I'm not sure what's doing it, but so far I've had 2, almost nearly 3 collisions with video cards dying on me.
I haven't really upgraded my computer since 2007. The only things I've gotten have been new ram, a new HD, and a new motherboard (2009). Well my computer recently killed my Nvidia7600 video card coincidentally 1 month after my GTX260 died. (I was informed by someone that I had a strong enough power supply for the GTX, and evidently it turns out I didn't, so I'm assuming that's what actually trashed that card.)
So I'm like eh.. I try out a 8800GTS and it immediately heats up to 181 F, so we shut the computer down... so I'm thinking maybe my power supply is killing video cards. I haven't even replaced that since 2k7.
Here's a couple of things I have in my PC:
The power supply is 620 or 640 watts from what I remember. I can't find the label for it.
Motherboard: AMD Anthlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ 2.00 GHZ
I was assuming those were the main things that needed to be known but eh..
Either way, I think something went bad recently to make all those things happen so quickly. It's like my computer all of a sudden can't handle video cards outside of it's own motherboard's card.
Anyhow thanks for the replies. I don't have a clue how to know if the hardware is bad if it is.. I also heard that AMD motherboards like to overheat things, but I've never had an issue before.
Edited by NyanCat, 11 August 2011 - 10:33 PM.