Somewhat embarrassing problem...
Brought my desktop computer to school, installed drivers for a Netgear WG311T wireless PCI adapter.
Shut down the computer, installed the adapter, and closed the computer up again. At this point, it was standing upright...
Until I somehow managed to knock the computer off its feet while standing up from underneath my desk. The case basically slipped and fell down onto its side.
Nothing really happened except a few bent pins on my monitor adapter, but now that the computer is up and running, I got a message saying "OVERCLOCK FAILED" and that if I'd like to continue or load default values.
I loaded the default values and it seemed to be okay. However, the computer has frozen at the home screen twice already (before I've even gotten a chance to run anything), has failed to start up a couple of times at all (black screen) and froze TWICE already at the windows loading logo.
1. Do you guys think this might just be the extra PCI card straining my PSU? It's only 450 watts. I've also added two hard drives to this rig in my sig.
2. Do you think this might be related to the drop the computer experienced? Note: It was OFF and unplugged.
I'm gonna try to run the comp without the PCI card and see what happens.
Love having problems right before an essay is due,
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