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Video card overheating? or lack of power?

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June 2, 2010 8:37:14 PM

Hello,
I have a ~7 year old pc its installed with windows xp and the original geforce 4 mx440 its got and AMD cpu running at ~2.1ghz. I bought a HIS radeon 2600xt a couple weeks ago and i had to buy a new 450 watt or better psu. I have a micro atx case and the psu i got was from hercules, supposedly it ran at maximum 450. The side panel to my case is taken off for better cooling. When I put the 2600xt in the computer after uninstalling the the old drivers and connected it to the power supply's molex/peripheral connector and booted the computer, the display works for about thirty seconds I dont even have the time to install the new drivers for the card, i looked at the peripheral connecting my video card and there was a red light flashing im not sure what this means either, the peripheral cord also get REALLY hot as well as the card itself. Do I need a new cooling system or power supply? What would you reccomend?
June 2, 2010 9:39:38 PM

Sounds like a faulty power supply that is delivering too many volts.
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June 2, 2010 9:41:03 PM

Oh, and get an Antec Truepower, they are great.
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June 5, 2010 3:18:57 AM

I was thinking that, thanks for reply
anyone else have an idea of whats going on?
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June 5, 2010 5:53:05 AM

red light flashing usually mean your card is lack of power.
What is your PSU? brand? model?
Could you show us the link for your card?
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June 5, 2010 9:34:34 AM

get a psu a gud one dependin on ur budjet
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June 6, 2010 4:47:01 AM

Well, there's 2 probabilities, you got a bad card or your PSU is dying...
Have another PC with AGP slot? try your card there...
Also, if you have another PSU, try it too...
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April 4, 2011 2:10:04 PM

03RAH03 said:
Sounds like a faulty power supply that is delivering too many volts.

yeah your psu is hardly delivering too much to your gpu.. U must change your psu
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April 4, 2011 2:17:18 PM

necrothread & first post
can't beat that combo :p 
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