Video card overheating? or lack of power?

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?
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  1. Sounds like a faulty power supply that is delivering too many volts.
  2. Oh, and get an Antec Truepower, they are great.
  3. I was thinking that, thanks for reply
    anyone else have an idea of whats going on?
  4. 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?
  5. Get a quality PSU.
  6. get a psu a gud one dependin on ur budjet
  7. wa1 said:
    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?


    PSU: http://www.pcimicro.com/.sc/ms/dd/Power%20Supply/10014/GREEN%20450W%20Micro%20ATX%20%28MATX%29%2020%5E2F24%20pin%20Power%20Supply

    Video Card: http://www.hisdigital.com/un/product2-361.shtml
  8. 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...
  9. 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
  10. necrothread & first post
    can't beat that combo :P
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