My system is not booting when i start it with gra. card inserted into pci slot. keyboard lights glow for once and thats all monitor never comes up. system runs without card fine. It started after i bought a tv tuner card and inserted into the pc.now system wont boot neither with or without tv tuner card if gra. card is inserted. What might be the issue.?
250 Watts is really low... that's probably the issue.
June 30, 2010 7:47:15 PM
@Wolfram23: it was working till the time i was using only graphix card...
i want to present the problem in timeline so its easy for you to visualize.
1. system installed with graphics card worked fine for 10 months.
2. then fifa worldcup came up and i decided buying a tv tuner card for it.
3. when i purchased and installed the intex capture card into the PCI slot along with the previously installed graphix card just above at PCIE slot the system stopped booting.
4. So, I remove the graphix card for timebeing and enjoyed all the matches till round of 16.
5. Now quaterfinal still ahead, i want to fix the issue with the graphix card and may be if succeded play both at the same time.
Since I am not updated and informed about the computer peripheral knowledge i want some assistance.
Well, still, 8600GT recommends a 350W PSU. The fact that it doesn't work after installing another card I'd say that with both cards installed it broke your PSU (or maybe something else) but it was due to trying to pull more power than the PSU could supply.
When you have the 8600GT installed and try to turn it on, what happens exactly? Lights come on? Fans spin? Anything else? When I fried my MSI motherboard, it would turn all the fans on and lights and such but nothing to the monitor... and yeah, turns out the motherboard died.
But yeah, I'm fairly sure the 250 watt PSU is the root of the problem (well, technically trying to add another card with that PSU)
Yep, it sounds like the PSU wasn't able to support both cards, and something likely fried in it. I would no longer trust the outputs to be "clean" enough for your PC, even under a reduced load. You should replace it. The new PSU should have full range active PFC (no little voltage switch) and be 80+ certified for efficiency. Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, and Enermax are among the better brands. A 350W-450W model from any of those brands would be sufficient.