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Computer wont boot with better graphics card in

By M0rningstar
Jun 1, 2013
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  1. Hi,
    recently my computer suddenly shut off for no reason and wouldnt turn back on. After messing around with it for a little bit I figured out is was the graphics card. After removing it my pc started up fine. After that I decided to put in an older graphics and it worked fine. I really dont want to use the older one since its alot worse. Is there anything I can do to make my pc work with the newer graphics card? The newer graphics card is a GeForce 9 series and im running on a 32-bit vista with 3gb ram. Im not sure what the older graphics card is but its not very good. Note this computer is 7 years old and ive had the newer graphics card running fine for at least 3 years
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    You really need to get a bigger better power supply. The older graphics card most likely uses less power than the newer card...
     
  3. M0rningstar

    M0rningstar TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yeah thats what I was thinking it could be. it just seemed weird that it was working for years before
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Power supplies don't last forever...
     
  5. M0rningstar

    M0rningstar TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Oh, well that makes sense. Thanks for the input
     

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