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My computer crashed

Posted 17 May 2012 - 03:57 PM

Hey need a bit of help (sorry if this is the wrong forum) I was watch a video there and the graphics start to go funny so just decided to turn the video off then my computer crashed and i got the blue screen error(i can't tell you what it says as it only stays on for a split second) i can't boot to my desk top normally, when i try the computer just keeps rebooting. I am running in safe mode with networking any ideas how i could go about fixing this issue

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Re: My computer crashed

Posted 17 May 2012 - 04:24 PM

maybe a bad power supply or bad memory?
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Re: My computer crashed

Posted 17 May 2012 - 04:31 PM

i am run diagnostics on hardware at the minute no errors yet but when i run in safe mode there was and issue with a serial port when i checked device manager
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Re: My computer crashed

Posted 17 May 2012 - 04:53 PM

I Ran Diagnostics on Memory - no issues, but i still have issues with graphics when i turn on the computer. Any further ideas?
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Re: My computer crashed

Posted 17 May 2012 - 09:37 PM

First you should check the memory.
This is a quite good one. Let it run a couple of times.

If all is OK, then you might want to run chkdsk.
If all is still OK, try running Windows repair installation.

(I guess you are using some Windows.)
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Re: My computer crashed

Posted 20 May 2012 - 11:59 AM

Well i got my computer fixed (sort of) I re-installed windows then i had to use the on-board graphics card. So i guess that my main graphics card is toast looks like i will have to get a new one. Below is the spec of my motherboard any ideas on a good(but not to pricey 50 - 100) graphics card that will work with this motherboard.

http://h20000.www2.h...rodTypeId=12454
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Re: My computer crashed

Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:20 PM

Moving this to hardware support.

That link didn't work.
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Posted 20 May 2012 - 02:53 PM

Ok if you just Google 'presario sr5079uk motherboard' it will be the top link to the spec of my motherboard

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Re: My computer crashed

Posted 20 May 2012 - 03:04 PM

What sort of extra power connectors do you have available in that box?

It looks like your old card was a "ATI Radeon x1650se", right?
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Re: My computer crashed

Posted 21 May 2012 - 12:07 PM

Yeah it was ATI Radeon x1650se as for the power cords there is couple of 4 Pin Molex connectors. I am not very up on my hardware if there is a type of wire/connection you are thinking of if you tell me what it is then i could look up a picture of it then check my box to see if i have it

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Re: My computer crashed

Posted 21 May 2012 - 12:18 PM

Depending on the card, but most of the newer, awesome'r , cards have a power requirement. Depending on the card.. a six pin.. eight pin.. both.. etc..

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Re: My computer crashed

Posted 26 May 2012 - 04:38 AM

Hey sorry of taking so long to get back to you, i don't have any of the to power connector you have shown above
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Re: My computer crashed

Posted 26 May 2012 - 09:27 AM

Then that will limit what you can put in there.. Do you have at least two extra of those 4pin white molex connectors laying around so you can get that adapter on the bottom right picture?
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Re: My computer crashed

Posted 26 May 2012 - 02:31 PM

Yeah i have two extra molex connectors not being used in my case
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Re: My computer crashed

Posted 26 May 2012 - 04:45 PM

Then, in theory, you can use them with that y connector (image above) to get a better card that requires more power.. or you can stay with the cards that do not need that extra power source.. but those cards are less powerful than the others.

Just be wary of that difference when you are looking at cards!
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