Can using a graphic cards that doesn't work damage the motherboard? Tags: Graphics Cards CPUs Motherboards Hard Drives Graphics Last response: June 9, 2008 11:24 PM in Graphics & Displays Share connect4 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 More about : graphic cards work damage motherboard | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove spathotan 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. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Graphics & Displays>Can using a graphic cards that doesn't work damage the motherboard?> Related ressources: ForumECS Motherboard doesn't recognize any graphic card ForumBad 8800GTS or we damage the Motherboard ? ForumI broke the pcie slot clip for the gfx. Will this damage the card ? ForumNew graphic card , cpu doesn't work ForumCan a corrupted game damage a graphic card ? ForumMy dvd drive doesn't work on the same rail as my graphic card but will ForumCan using a GPU with blown capacitors damage PC? ForumCan a faulty graphics card damage a motherboard / PSU? Forum6850 Crossfire still doesn't work ForumPower Requirements and Specs For Popular Graphic Cards Guide Forumcan a monitor damage a graphics card ? ForumIs it true some heavy coolers damage the motherboard over the years? Forum[Solved] Motherboard beeps but monitor doesn't turn on ForumSLI Doesnt work GTX 660 Ti's ForumDid I damage My Graphics Card ? ForumDamage to motherboard ?? ForumMotherboard doesnt see graphic card ForumDriver for HIS ATI Radeon HD 4670 doesn't work ForumHey guys quick upgrade question ForumNew ATI cards release dates? More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !