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My pc turns on, but turns off after a few seconds!

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March 12, 2010 3:45:39 PM

Hey guys, was wondering if ne of you could help me solve a little problem.
U see, my pc is starting normally, but just turns off after 5-10 seconds.
I just got my new Graphic card, it works ofc :p  XFX Geforce 285 GTX (BLACK EDITION)
i know that the MB works, and that the RAM works, and i know that the CPU and the graphic card works.
The hard drives works except one, so could ne of u guys help me? :) 

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March 12, 2010 3:55:26 PM

We have a sticky for troubleshooting system problems. The first thing to do is perform EVERY step in the READ before posting about boot/no video problems! sticky at the top of the forum.

Is this an existing system, or a new system? Has it worked before? What are the complete system specs?
March 12, 2010 5:31:28 PM

What kind of PSU do you have? It could be insufficient or dead :o 
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March 12, 2010 6:05:35 PM

wait a minute, you just got a new gfx card, and yet you know it works? eh? you cant get ur pc to boot, how exactly do you know it works?
March 12, 2010 9:31:15 PM

Maybe your PSU cant handle such a powerfull GPU. Try tunrning your computer on WITHOUT the GPU.
March 12, 2010 9:37:03 PM

If your computer stopped working when you installed a new video card, switch back to the old one and see if it boots.
a b B Homebuilt system
a c 234 U Graphics card
March 12, 2010 10:35:10 PM

Did you uninstall GFX drivers before taking out the old card ?
March 12, 2010 10:38:03 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
Did you uninstall GFX drivers before taking out the old card ?


That makes no difference, as drivers aren't loaded until windows boots.
March 13, 2010 4:17:23 AM

Check and see what power supply you have.
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