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Can using a graphic cards that doesn't work damage the motherboard?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
June 9, 2008 11:14:44 PM

For example, If I just built a new setup (New motherboard, new everything else: Hard drive, CPU, etc etc)

1. If I installed a "damaged" graphics card, can it damage my other PC components? Or is this not likely?

2. I know that a damaged power supply can *DEFINATELY damage the motherboard and other componenets

3. What about a damaged motherboard? Can this in turn damage other componenets?

4. What about a damaged CPU? can this damage the motherboard?

Thanks! I've always wondered these questions
June 9, 2008 11:24:49 PM

I fried an ASUS P5N-SLi board ages ago by putting a 7900GS in it that was missing one of those little chips right above the PCI interface. Dont ask why.