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Need help installing Graphics Card (Motherboard smoking)

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February 10, 2013 7:01:15 AM

Hello Everyone,

I've got some Questions about installing my Nvidia Geforce 550 TI.
I recently bought a refurbished Nvidia Geforce 550 TI graphics card but it didn't come with anything except the card itself. What cable(s) do I need to install it with my 600W ocz power supply?

I actually bought 2 different cables from amazon and tried to install it. However, my motherboard started smoking (came from a silver cylinder shaped tiny thing) so I immediately turned it off and went back to the stock graphics card.
*note I did have high performance enabled on power options* Also I never overclocked anything.

My Processor: Inter Core i5-3570k cpu @ 3.4ghz
Ram: 16GB
64bit OS windows 7
using stock graphics card before this geforce one I just bought.

If anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated!!

i'd really like to know What caused the smoking?
How exactly should it be installed (be as specific as possible please).
I know it goes into the PCI express slot (pressed in firmly) then you use the white adapter with the blue monitor cable to go into the card. Then there is a 2nd slot on the gfx card that you'd plug into the 600w battery supply; however, that's main the part i'm having trouble with it seems.

Please help! :D 

some Dxdiag info:

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System Information
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Time of this report: 2/10/2013, 03:02:23
Machine name: MATT-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: BIOS Date: 02/17/12 17:52:58 Ver: 32.02
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
Memory: 16384MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 16284MB RAM
Page File: 3679MB used, 28885MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Sound Tab 3: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Display Devices
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Card name: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0162&SUBSYS_844D1043&REV_09
Display Memory: 1696 MB
Dedicated Memory: 64 MB
Shared Memory: 1632 MB
Current Mode: 1440 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Dell SE198WFP(Analog)
Monitor Model: DELL SE198WFP
Monitor Id: DELF003
Native Mode: 1440 x 900(p) (59.887Hz)
Output Type: HD15
Driver Name: igdumd64.dll,igd10umd64.dll,igd10umd64.dll,igdumd32,igd10umd32,igd10umd32
Driver File Version: 9.17.0010.2867 (English)
Driver Version: 9.17.10.2867
DDI Version: 11
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 10/10/2012 02:22:32, 12604416 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp:
Device Identifier: {D7B78E66-4222-11CF-C078-47A4B7C2C435}
Vendor ID: 0x8086
Device ID: 0x0162
SubSys ID: 0x844D1043
Revision ID: 0x0009
Driver Strong Name: oem45.inf:Intel.Mfg.NTamd64:iIVBD0:9.17.10.2867:p ci\ven_8086&dev_0162
Rank Of Driver: 00E02001
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D3D9 Overlay: Supported
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a c 82 U Graphics card
a b V Motherboard
February 11, 2013 2:30:18 AM

smoke isnt normal. hope things workout. i havent delt with smoking parts sorry

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February 11, 2013 3:01:11 PM

The motherboard did smoke for a very short second but I turned it off immediately. Everything is working on the computer that I know of, nothing changed since then.

I did figure out some things now.

I do have the correct cable (found it in my asus box) and I plugged it from the power supply to the graphics card and now the graphics cards fan is spinning (woo!!).

However, I took the white adapter and the blue monitor cable and plugged it into the graphics card.

I then turn on my computer and the monitor won't work, it stays black.

Could there a compatibility issue you guys think?

I know 600W is more than enough power as I don't even overclock and there are 2 pci slots that the card fits into.

I am also making sure i'm pressing the graphics card in very firmly as well.

I also tried both PCI slots as well as both slots on the side of the graphics card just to make sure.

Anyone have any suggestions as to what could be the problem?

Thanks and I look forward to someone's reply!
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a c 273 U Graphics card
a b V Motherboard
February 11, 2013 3:32:28 PM

Take your PC apart and check everything! Start with fans and capacitors, I had a graphic card go up in flames last week and would not like to think what could have happened if I had not been there at the time.
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February 11, 2013 4:26:07 PM

I've checked everything. It seems to be good.

Still, don't know what the problem is with the graphics card.

Anyone have suggestions?
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a c 82 U Graphics card
a b V Motherboard
February 11, 2013 7:34:17 PM

its compatible :)  glad to see it dint smoked out

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