Hello and thanks in advance for any help.
My system uses Windows 7 64 Bit
Recently a power surge (I suppose from a lightning strike) fried my PS3, Computer, Modem, and has been causing problems with my computer. At first I only had problems with my onboard network being missing from the device manager. I replaced it with a new card and can now connect to the internet,
A few days later, however, my computer crashes and displays crazy colors across the screen and eventually goes into sleep mode. This happens anywhere between several minutes after boot to right when the computer boots. An issue with the graphics card is the obvious problem, I removed it and I can now use the onboard graphics to use basic functions on my computer. I have had no problems since removing my graphics card.
Finally, I downloaded HW Monitor to see if anything was overheating. Everything is hovering around 100F (it's 90F in the room, so I don't think this is unreasonable), but one temperature on my motherboard is at 262F (TMPIN1)! This temperature is insane and doesn't fluctuate like the others, even right when I turn my PC on. Just an error?
My solution is to replace the graphics card, but I'm inexperienced with hardware and am worried that something on my computer will fry the new one. I also bought a new power supply, because the one that came with my computer (xtreme gear 600W) has came up a lot in reviews for ruining equipment. I replaced it with a Corsair CX600. Any other advice? My hope was that if this does not solve my problems I can just replace the motherboard, and essentially have built an entirely new computer (assuming the RAM and hard drive are OK).
Edited by ghi5000, 11 July 2013 - 10:54 PM.