PC won't power on with Graphics card!

Hello forum! I have a small situation. I had purchased an ATI 5670 2GB DDR3 card awhile back, and was using it in my new system:

AMD 1045 X6
8GB DDR3 RAM
1.5TB HDD
Windows 7

it was pre-built from HP. I was using it one day, and I accidentally kicked the tower, and the screen went blank. When I tried to re-boot, it powered on, but wouldn't load the OS. After the second attempt to re-boot, the tower wouldn't power on at all. As of right now, I'm using the ATI 6450 that came with the PC. I was just wondering, is there any hope of using the 5670 again? Or should I look for a new card>? Thanks all.
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  1. Did you try reseating it before removing it?
  2. I only have one PCI-e slot, so i couldnt
  3. If it's still under warranty you can try for a possible fix. Just state that the card is not working when in PCI-E slot and state that your other card is working fine.
  4. Well the 5670 is from Visiontek, and it says it comes with a lifetime warranty on the box. Would they replace it for free, or charge?
  5. It's a lifetime warranty, I'd suggest you try. Just don't mention anything about your "accident."
  6. i'm going to make the assumption you have a 250w or lower psu of bad quality, and didn't go through talks to see which gpu would run on a power supply. the reason why the 6450 is usuable on those builds is becuase the 6450 and 5450 are the lowest power consuming cards you can possibly use of the last few gens.
  7. dudewitbow said:
    i'm going to make the assumption you have a 250w or lower psu of bad quality, and didn't go through talks to see which gpu would run on a power supply. the reason why the 6450 is usuable on those builds is becuase the 6450 and 5450 are the lowest power consuming cards you can possibly use of the last few gens.

    And what does the size of the PSU have to do with the computer being kicked and the HD5670 card stop working?
  8. shavy said:
    I only have one PCI-e slot, so i couldnt

    Reseating means pull the card out and reinsert into the same slot.
  9. Well my PSU is a crappy 300W one, & the card says 350 so I knew I was kinda pushing it. I was planning on finding a lower consumption card, but I just wanted to know why would it randomly stop working after a little bump? I'll be calling visiontek later today also.
  10. Normal system gaming load with HD5670 is just over 200watts so it works on modern 300watt PSU's http://www.anandtech.com/show/4278/amds-radeon-hd-6670-radeon-hd-6570/15
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