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May 13, 2012 9:39:55 PM

I recently upgraded from an ATI Radeon HD 3650 512mb to an ATI Radeon HD 4890, the previous card was showing minor glitches whilst playing World of Warcraft.

The new card was installed through the same PCI slot but this time using the PCI-E leads and now the computer doesnt start up at all?????

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a c 196 U Graphics card
May 13, 2012 9:41:23 PM

What is the power supply you are using? Could you maybe give us some other specs of your computer?
May 13, 2012 9:50:03 PM

OPERATING SYSTEM:
Windows 2.6.1.7601 (Service Pack 1)
CPU TYPE:
Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU E7300 @ 2.66GHz
CPU SPEED:
2.15 GHz
SYSTEM MEMORY:
4 GB

All it says on the PSU is
195~240
VAC
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May 13, 2012 9:55:14 PM

Full specs atm

OPERATING SYSTEM:
Windows 2.6.1.7601 (Service Pack 1)
CPU TYPE:
Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU E7300 @ 2.66GHz
CPU SPEED:
2.15 GHz
SYSTEM MEMORY:
3.97 GB
VIDEO CARD MODEL:
Intel(R) G45/G43 Express Chipset (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1)
VIDEO CARD MEMORY:
1.66 GB
VIDEO CARD DRIVER:
igdumd32.dll
DESKTOP RESOLUTION:
1600x900
HARD DISK SIZE:
931.51 GB
HARD DISK FREE SPACE:
72.49 GB (8%)
a b U Graphics card
May 13, 2012 9:59:41 PM

Quote:
Intel(R) G45/G43 Express Chipset (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1)


This is the onboard graphics. Is this because you removed the Graphics card to get the stats or because you are running off the integrated graphics?

Also, you're harddrive is getting very very full. Have you been keeping up with maintenance? EDIT: what is the speed of your HDD? And to explain a little more, as the hard drive fills up, the drive has to search and write new data to the outer areas of the platter which takes longer.
May 13, 2012 10:01:01 PM

aye thats the stats of my external hard drive, for some reason the stats from the battle.net beta profiling only shows my external drive, yes I am now running from my on-board graphics as I cannot get the GPU to work
a b U Graphics card
May 13, 2012 10:03:18 PM

gotcha. What graphics card are you trying to get to work? What model power supply do you have?
May 13, 2012 10:08:50 PM

Its a "Hiper" PSU All it says on the PSU is 195~240 VAC, the Graphics card I'm looking to use is an ATI Radeon HD 4890
a b U Graphics card
May 13, 2012 10:20:58 PM

Do you get any video in bios when you boot your computer with the monitor connected to the gpu? Or nothing at all?

Well, i've heard a lot of bad things about hiper brand psus, and not a lot of good at all. that psu could very well not provide ample power for your card, especially if you've had the psu for some time.
May 13, 2012 10:22:01 PM

Nothing at all, doesn't power up, no lights or fans on the board
May 13, 2012 10:23:38 PM

Can you recommend a new PSU for my system?? around the £50 mark
a b U Graphics card
May 13, 2012 10:35:18 PM

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMPSU-500CXV2UK-Builder...

Corsair or Seasonic make really good psus. The builder series are a little cheaper than the other series of corsair, but at your budget, i'm not sure you'll find much better unless you catch a killer sale or something. I'm not terribly familiar with the UK websites for computer parts, so there might be a better/more popular one out there.
May 13, 2012 10:38:10 PM

What size/wattage or model should I go for???
a b U Graphics card
May 13, 2012 10:47:53 PM

With your setup 500w is plenty. I linked you a corsair model in the above post that should suit your needs. Corsair CMPSU-500CXV2UK Builder Series CX500V2 is the model. The V2 on the end is important, the previous CX500 (no V2) were lower quality.
May 13, 2012 10:50:44 PM

Thats brilliant, less than £40 too, many thanks :) 
a b U Graphics card
May 13, 2012 11:44:05 PM

No problem :)  hope that solves your issue!
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