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Old 01-07-2009, 12:14 AM   #1
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Hello, today my friend bought a new video card and tried installing it by himself. He called me up and said his computer would not start up so I went over to his house and checked it out. I looked at the power supply and in the back of his PC there was a blinking green light. I found out that his new video card required a wattage of 300 and his power supply only went up to 215w. My question is could he have fried the video card or motherboard?
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Old 01-07-2009, 12:31 AM   #2
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I doubt he fried it. His system just won't power up because of the power requirement not being met.
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:49 AM   #3
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I forgot to add that his system won't even start up without the new video card in it.
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Old 01-07-2009, 03:38 PM   #4
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did you put the old video card back into it?

if so, you could have damaged something.
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Old 01-07-2009, 05:35 PM   #5
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He never had an old video card, his graphics were integrated. My guess was that his power supply is broken now, but I'm not sure what else could be broke.
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Old 01-07-2009, 05:59 PM   #6
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Check and double check all the wires man. 9 out of 10 times a wire is loose.
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