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Computer with HIS HD 3850 IceQ 3 Turbo cannot boot Help!!!

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
November 2, 2008 11:33:27 PM

Hi guys,

I'll be straight to the point.

My specs:-

AMD X-2 2.51 Ghz
Kingston PC667 2Gb RAM
160GB W.Digital H/D
Abit NF-M2PV Mobo
2 12V Casing Fan
450 W Max PSU
HIS HD 3850 IceQ Turbo 512Mb DDR3

This setup was working fine until last weekend, the screen turned black while i was going online. Tried restarting. Then, when I pushed the power button, the power stays for only 1 sec and after that the power light didnt even blink and wont start again.

Unplugging the power cable and re-plug again wont work.
There was no sound detectable. Heat in the casing was normal.

But, when I removed the graphic, and used the built-in graphic card, the computer works fine.

Can anyone help me with this? I dunno whether its my PSU or my graphic card. How would you know if the graphic card is fried?

(Please forgive my bad english)

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November 3, 2008 1:16:09 AM

Do you have another PC to switch out parts in?

The 3850 requires a power connection directly from the PSU...did you forget to plug it in?
November 3, 2008 3:20:24 AM

Tried the g/c on another pc but still wont work. Same problem. The power light blinked for only 1sec and just died out. There were no sounds and it just died suddenly during a non-intensive session.

It was working perfectly fine before. Any ideas?
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November 3, 2008 4:38:12 PM

Sounds like a bad card. Nothing really to do. RMA if you can.
November 4, 2008 12:42:14 AM

OK. Thnks for ideas. Anyway, my friend told me that card could have been fried....there goes my 399...sigh....