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HP Pavilion upgrade problems

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September 8, 2012 6:59:17 AM

First off I guess I'll mention that my computer is an HP Pavilion a6342p, here's a link to the specs:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Docume...

Okay so I'll try to make a long-ish story short:
I wanted to upgrade my graphics card for better light gaming on my computer (later found out my computer doesn't even have a graphics card), so after researching (or attempting to research) I purchased a Radeon 6670 and an RX-530SS power supply to go with it.
After installing my 2 new parts, my computer wouldn't turn on, the power light would only turn on for a fraction of a second, and then go off.
After trying and trying with no success, I took out the graphics card, and put back the original 250W power supply, and when I tried to start up my computer, I got the same result: the power button would light up for a fraction of a second and then go off.
After trying to find an answer for a couple days now, I've been told it could be alot of things, but what I've seen/been told the most is that I could've possibly shorted out my motherboard.
Hopefully one of you experts on here can identify the problem for me, until then, I will be stuck using an even older computer than the one I "broke."
Help, I am noob.
September 12, 2012 4:25:50 AM

looks like it's my motherboard.
but i need to know if i fried my processor at the same time as my motherboard...
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September 13, 2012 8:46:19 PM

robyates77 said:
looks like it's my motherboard.
but i need to know if i fried my processor at the same time as my motherboard...


You will find that out when you replace the motherboard. Unless you have a second computer to test the CPU in.
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September 14, 2012 5:26:40 AM

My computer somehow miraculously works again.
No clue how.
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