Smells burnt

By RoniisH
Mar 11, 2010
  1. Hi!

    I just got myself a new graphics card after my old one failed. The new one I got was an "ATI Radeon HD 4350 512MB" after changing from an "nVidia GeForce 7800GTX 256MB". Now, after installing new drivers, catalyst control center etc. I thought I could test the card via the "Test Custom Clocks..." in the ATI Overdrive, without overclocking. So I did.

    Afterwards, It started smelling a bit burnt, and I felt the PSU and it was hot as heck and it was smelling from the top of the computer where the CD/DVD drive and the PSU are so I figured it was the PSU. On the PSU it says "DC Output: 375w" so I figured it would be enough for this card.

    Is there anything wrong? The PC itself is a Dell Dimension 9100 from 2005 with all orginal parts except the GFX card. Any help is appreciated!

    If this topic is misplaced, please move it.
  2. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +8

    i would say you need a new psu
  3. RoniisH

    RoniisH TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Maybe, yea.

    Note: The fan is not spinning. Is it broken?
  4. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +8

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