Power Supply and Videocards...

My EVGA 8800 GT just broke.

I got artifacts in a game then when restarted windows i got lines and square at start up. I had this videocard for 1 year with no problems.

I was wondering... my videocard needed a 400watt PS.. is it possible that it broke because I had a 300watt PS ?

I only play 2 games on my pc and I am very happy with the results graphic wise and FPS wise with my 8800GT.

I am not sure if they will accept remplacing it because I never registered the product. If I need to get a new card in the 150$ price range which one should I get ?

Thank you,

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  1. Welcome to the forum!
    It is a possibility that your PSU caused this. If it cant keep the volts up under load the amps go up and that creates more heat in all the circuitry which then could lead to failure. For around $150 you can get HD5770 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010380048%20106793261%201067950041&name=Radeon%20HD%205770 but I suggest a new PSU
  2. ok cool thanks for the quick answer!
  3. most videocards have 2 years of warranty. you can try to have that replaced
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