PC power Failure

After installing a new graphic and sound card my PC suffered a power failure and the video card, power supply and hard drive had to be replaced. What caused this power failure?
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  1. What are your computer specs? And are you sure there is nothing else that could have shorted the PC? Ive had this happen to me once, it was with a graphics card that needed extra power directly from the power box, and somehow I did something wrong and I had to replace my graphics card... Never figured out what though. I probably gave it too much power.
  2. corbincorn said:
    What are your computer specs? And are you sure there is nothing else that could have shorted the PC? Ive had this happen to me once, it was with a graphics card that needed extra power directly from the power box, and somehow I did something wrong and I had to replace my graphics card... Never figured out what though. I probably gave it too much power.


    My specs are as follows:
    Gateway LX6920-01 Computer
    Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q9400 (2.66GHz, 6MB L2 cache
    Os: Windows 7 Ultimate
    Memory: 8GB DDR3 Memory (4 x 2048MB Modules
    Hard Drive: 1 TB 7200RPM SATQA 2 32MB 3.5" ST31000528AS(PHARAOH) LF F/W:CC44
    VGA: PC Partner GeForce GT230 1.5 GB GDDR3 (192BITS) SAMSUNG VGA DVI HDMI VG>PCGT2.301 ATX BRACKET
    Chassis: Premium Tower Desktop w/Media Control Interface
    Audio: HD Audio w/(7.1) Channel Audio support
    Memory capacity: 8GB
    Modem: 56K ITU V.92 ready FAX/Modem (RJ-11 port)
    Systwmboard with Intel G43 Express Dhipset
    Network 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port)
    Power Supply: 500 Watt
    I was installing a new video and sound card when I lost all power to the PC and had to retu rn to manufaturer since PC was under warranty>
  3. corbincorn said:
    What are your computer specs? And are you sure there is nothing else that could have shorted the PC? Ive had this happen to me once, it was with a graphics card that needed extra power directly from the power box, and somehow I did something wrong and I had to replace my graphics card... Never figured out what though. I probably gave it too much power.


    My specs are as follows:
    Gateway LX6820-01 Computer
    Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q9400 (2.66GHz, 6MB L2 cache
    Os: Windows 7 Ultimate
    Memory: 8GB DDR3 Memory (4 x 2048MB Modules
    Hard Drive: 1 TB 7200RPM SATQA 2 32MB 3.5" ST31000528AS(PHARAOH) LF F/W:CC44
    VGA: PC Partner GeForce GT230 1.5 GB GDDR3 (192BITS) SAMSUNG VGA DVI HDMI VG>PCGT2.301 ATX BRACKET
    Chassis: Premium Tower Desktop w/Media Control Interface
    Audio: HD Audio w/(7.1) Channel Audio support
    Memory capacity: 8GB
    Modem: 56K ITU V.92 ready FAX/Modem (RJ-11 port)
    Systwmboard with Intel G43 Express Dhipset
    Network 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port)
    Power Supply: 500 Watt
    I was installing a new video and sound card when I lost all power to the PC and had to retu rn to manufaturer since PC was under warranty>
  4. corbincorn said:
    What are your computer specs? And are you sure there is nothing else that could have shorted the PC? Ive had this happen to me once, it was with a graphics card that needed extra power directly from the power box, and somehow I did something wrong and I had to replace my graphics card... Never figured out what though. I probably gave it too much power.


    My specs are as follows:
    Gateway LX6820-01 Computer
    Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q9400 (2.66GHz, 6MB L2 cache
    Os: Windows 7 Ultimate
    Memory: 8GB DDR3 Memory (4 x 2048MB Modules
    Hard Drive: 1 TB 7200RPM SATQA 2 32MB 3.5" ST31000528AS(PHARAOH) LF F/W:CC44
    VGA: PC Partner GeForce GT230 1.5 GB GDDR3 (192BITS) SAMSUNG VGA DVI HDMI VG>PCGT2.301 ATX BRACKET
    Chassis: Premium Tower Desktop w/Media Control Interface
    Audio: HD Audio w/(7.1) Channel Audio support
    Memory capacity: 8GB
    Modem: 56K ITU V.92 ready FAX/Modem (RJ-11 port)
    Systemboard with Intel G43 Express Dhipset
    Network 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port)
    Power Supply: 500 Watt
    I was installing a new video and sound card when I lost all power to the PC and had to return to manufaturer since PC was under warranty, cards were EVGA 9800 GT and Asus Xonar D2X sound card
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