I'm upset with myself even though I'm not tech savvy. A fan in my computer that for the longest time was so loud and clanky stopped being so loud. I thought it might have fixed itself. Anyways, last night I was watching a video from computer on my tv and heard a super loud POPPP sound. My computer was hotter than id ever felt it be. Turned it off. And seen the fan was not even working anymore and pulled the video card out. THrough the fan of the video card I smelled burnt dust. So i'm 95% sure that it was from the video card. Does that mean the video card is pretty much ruined?
WIthout too much info, recently it would not let me use the video card when i turned computer on. So i've been watching through the VGA connector. My friend said that my RAM could be why I couldn't use my video card anymore. So if it was RAM would that be because the memory has run out? How do I find out?
I wish I would have pulled it out before as I wasn't even able to use it right now. I got the video card to play video games but I don't anymore and just need the HDMI part because I like to be able to watch from my computer and tv for videos.
Im not sure how to even find out if the Video Card is ruined since just recently it stopped letting me view through it. I was hoping to soon figure the problem out somehow and if the RAM is the reason.
If it is messed up now, does anyone know where to get a cheap basic video card with HDMI port? Or does anyone have an old one they don't want anymore?