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Windows 7: Wont power up, cant keep gpu in.

02 Nov 2013   #1

Win 8.1
Wont power up, cant keep gpu in.

This just happened one day, but might PC will now not boot up with the graphics card in. It's an older PC (hp p6130f with a 450w PSU). I put in the EVGA GeForce 9600GSO a few years back, and everything worked fine. Now for some reason it won't boot up with the card installed. Any ideas as to why this might be? The card does not have an external power source by the way, and only requires 350w.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

I've unplugged and replugged in everything, reseated the card and reset the CMOS.

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02 Nov 2013   #2

Win7 Ultimate X64

Could just be that the card is knackered or the slot has gone bad on the mobo, hard to prove either way unless you have a different slot the card will fit in, another pc to try it out in or a different gfx card to test in that slot
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02 Nov 2013   #3
Wandering one

Win7 sp1 Pro 64bit / XP sp2 Pro (games only)

Had same problem, same card same size PSU. Long story shortened. When I autopsied video card there was enough dust jammed under the fan cover to completely block cooling air flow, and as Pauly says "knackered" the card.
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