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Graohics card gone bad?

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July 11, 2009 3:21:52 AM

hi every one

i have a problem im guessing with the graphics card? but i but a new wireless router and after installing everything i restarted my pc and on the monitor says no signal it doesnt make a beep or any noise and the welcome sound doesnt come on so i dont know what the problem is if its the mother board the card or what but the computer sounds like its ok but i dont know if wondows 7 had anything to do with it because i uninstalled it like a week before.

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a b U Graphics card
July 11, 2009 5:01:07 AM

We now know you installed a router and uninstalled Windows 7 a week ago, but actually nothing about your PC :) 

Most of the time this issue resolves to a dead/faulty psu or a dead HD, but could easily be other things.

Please reply with your system specs, including name, wattage, and age of your power supply.

And when was the last time you opened the PC's case, and what did you do? Why did you have to reboot after installing a router?
July 11, 2009 5:47:24 AM

case:centurion cac-t05
psu:thermaltake 450w age:4yrs
Mboard: ASUS asn32-slideluxe
memory: 3GB
hd: maxtor diamondmax 200bg sata 3.0GB
cpu amd athlon 64 x2 im not sure one the rest of the cpu specs:( 
video card: all i know its a bfg
and y i rebooted i dont know
but my buddy built this pc for me about 4 or 5 yrs ago and all i added was the extra 2 gb of ram
the last time i opened the case was like 4months ago cleaning out all the dust
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a b U Graphics card
July 11, 2009 6:09:21 AM

1) I assume your mobo is this one:

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2) Do you see the BIOS load on your display? (I'm guessing no)

3) Remove your video card and the 2G of memory you installed. Yes, I know it was 4 months ago and it was working. Plug your monitor into the onboard graphics adapter. Boot up and let us know what happens.
July 11, 2009 6:27:49 AM

it is that mobo i do not see the BIOS and i removed the video card and the 2 gb but i dont see any onboard graphic adapter(im a newb with this stuff just so u no so just dont get mad)
a b U Graphics card
July 11, 2009 6:59:07 AM

No problem! And the first mistake was mine, your board has no onboard graphics. Sorry.

Do you (or your friend) have any parts that we can borrow to swap in? A power supply? Any graphics card?

Most likely problem is power supply. If it was a dead graphics card, you might get into windows with no video, so that's possible but least likely. It could be the HD.

Let me ask this: If you had to spend $60 to fix this PC, would you? $100? $150?

If you can't borrow parts, we'll be guessing, and we'll be replacing parts until it works.
July 11, 2009 2:34:41 PM

i have my bros computer here and it has a 300w power supply but the video card dotenst fit.
would that power supply be good enough? or do i need more wattage for my pc?
a b U Graphics card
July 11, 2009 5:38:06 PM

It might very well, especially if your video card is as old as the rest of your system.

If you can grab that psu, swap it in, see if the PC boots. If it does, we've proven psu failure, don't play any games with it, just shut it down and buy a new psu.

July 11, 2009 6:35:23 PM

alrighty well see if this one will fit
July 11, 2009 6:52:56 PM

and nothing !! i even put the HD from this other pc i have and nothing
July 11, 2009 7:10:32 PM

lol i just solved my brothers computer problem and now mine is down i think it needs a bigger psu because my borthers old computer is working now when before it had the same problem as i do now it wouldnt recognize the monitor and it was just dead but this is the psu that was in my pc so i dnt no if it needs a biggger one or is it something else
July 11, 2009 7:48:10 PM

I have no clue what is going on here. It sounds like your old tech is finally bad.....Whahahahahahaha
July 11, 2009 8:00:55 PM

so this power supply has been on for a while and now all of a sudden the pc dont recognize the mouse or keybor( i dont think the drivers r installed) but either way it should read the mouse and keyboard and wit this psu the pc is working extremely slow that wasnt this bad
i think too its finally goin out
a b U Graphics card
July 11, 2009 10:27:30 PM

"so this power supply has been on for a while and now all of a sudden the pc dont recognize the mouse or keybor( i dont think the drivers r installed) but either way it should read the mouse and keyboard and wit this psu the pc is working extremely slow that wasnt this bad. i think too its finally goin out "

I have NO idea what you mean. Has your brother's PC stopped working while using your psu?

You didn't say your brother's PC didn't work. I didn't ask you to put your psu in your brother's machine because if it was bad it may have fried your brother's pc.

Sorry, but you have to put more effort into communicating if you expect to get help.
July 11, 2009 11:41:12 PM

"I have NO idea what you mean."

Me either? huh
July 12, 2009 3:59:46 AM

sry i was in a hurry when i wrote that
i ment to say that since the boot up of his pc it didnt recognize the mouse or the keyboard.
but i put it in there to see wut would happen and with his power supply in my pc it still didnt work.
a b U Graphics card
July 12, 2009 4:13:31 AM

Conclusion: You need at least one new psu.

Least expensive psu (at Newegg now) I would recommend for a PC with a single normal graphics card is:

PC Power & Cooling Silencer PPCS420X 420W ATX12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

When you get one, test it in both PCs. Let us know what happens.
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