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Can a faulty graphics card damage a motherboard / PSU?

  • Nvidia
  • Graphics Cards
  • Motherboards
  • Graphics
Last response: in Graphics Cards
March 19, 2012 8:06:32 PM

I installed a used 2 gig Gefore card into my mobo to upgrade from a 1 gig. The system started to freeze. (Windows7). I put the old card back in now I get a studder during the only game I play (World of Tanks). I purchased a New Gefore card to eliminate the issue but it still persists. Also reloaded Windows. Could my mobo be fried? Please help.

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a b U Graphics card
March 19, 2012 9:53:57 PM

If you didn't have the issue before, look at other things that have changed, like your drivers for one.

The chance of a bad GPU damaging other components is possible but unlikely unless it's a severe problem regarding voltage, static, or shorts on the board.