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January 27, 2010 11:25:29 AM

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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January 27, 2010 1:59:11 PM

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.
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January 29, 2010 1:24:51 PM

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>
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January 29, 2010 1:25:35 PM

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>
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January 29, 2010 1:25:54 PM

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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