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Blown Graphics Card, is it my PSU?

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February 22, 2012 9:25:03 PM

I recently bought a new computer and put it together myself. Everything worked great the first day then on the second day my computer froze and when I went to restart it my Graphics card began to smoke and sparked. I pulled out the card and noticed a chip at the bottom left of my graphics card had been damaged.

Here are my specs:

Processor - i5 2400 sandybridge 3.2Ghz
Graphics Card - Geforce 560gtx
PSU - Xion 1000 watt
Heatsink - Cooler Master 212 Plus
Ram - 8Gb (2x4) G-Skill Ripjaw series DDR3
Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3
HDD - Seagate 7200 350Gb

I know the PSU I listed should be more then strong enough to run that card, but is that a bad brand PSU or something else? Any help would be great thank you.
a c 299 U Graphics card
March 5, 2012 2:02:29 AM

It's possible you simply got a card with a defective component. RMA the card for a new one.
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a c 181 U Graphics card
March 5, 2012 2:43:01 AM

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Even if you could get the card to work would be a very bad idea. Do the RMA on it and try again. Good luck to you.
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