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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Dr.D, Nov 13, 2005.

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  1. Dr.D New Member

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    1. I have a dell 8400 (Yeah I know) 3.0Ghz, 1GB DDR2 533, X300SE, 160GB HD, 350W PSU
    2. I bought a X800GTO2 and unlocked it in my dell
    3. I was installing this when it happened http://www.intel.com/design/motherbd/active.htm(Well the install shield was at 99%)
    4. The screen went blank
    5. Power comes on now but nothing happens the Monitor (Well if I leave it alone for a while or reseat anything in the comp it gets to the windows log-on screen, but the screen goes blank after a second)
    6. Called dell they said it was my PSU

    Questions/Speculation:
    1. I heard Dell stopped using proprietary PSU's in 2002(Can anyone confirm this), if so can I get any ATX PSU and slap it in there?
    2. If not I may have to get a new mobo,PSU, and case
    3. Is it really my PSU?

    Feel free to post your thoughts or questions

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    power supply

    the new vid cards take alot of power to run, if you have another pc try it in there, but i pretty sure you power supply is at its limit.i have a nvidia 6600 gt pci-e and it recommends 350 watts MINIMUM
     
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