Posted 21 August 2011 - 07:55 PM
I would suggest trying an older video card and see if it boots up. My proc. fan is very loud untill I hit windows. Basically my fan speed seems unregulated untill my OS boots up. Sounds like the video card fried, but the real question is why. To me, sparking sounds like a ground issue. Either in the card, the mobo, or P/s. Trying an old card would definately eliminate the card theory.
Let me know what happens next.