Help! no power

By Imp ยท 6 replies
Dec 1, 2004
  1. I have a problem can some1 plz help!
    When i power on my comp the fans spin for a second or 2 and then nothing. When i remove my gfx card all of the fans work and system seems to boot but as i do not have a display i cant be sure. Im thinking this could be a gfx card fault but it could also be a PSU prob. The system was working fine 1 day and then the next time i turned it on i got this prob.
    Any further help would be appreciated.

    AMD 2200+
    512mb pc2700
    Saphire 9600xt
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Can you try a different graphics card?

    If you can and you get the same results then in all likelyhood it`s your psu.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. Imp

    Imp TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Cheers m8 i think ive found the problem, i tried everything on a diff mobo and got the same probs, i dont think its the psu as i had all drives except boot drive disconnected and i still got same prob, this makes me think its gonna be gfx card,looks like im gonna have to fork out for a new 1 what would you reccomend 9800pro or X700pro?.......WILL I EVER GET PLAY HL2??
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I don`t think I`m the right person to advise you as I don`t really play games.

    I have an Nvidea geforce4 mx4000 which suits me fine but I doubt it would be any good for what you want.

    Regards Howard [​IMG]
  5. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    unless you are planning on buying a new motherboard your goiing to have to settle for the 9800 pro the x700 is a PCI Express card not an AGP one.
  6. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    I had the exact same symptoms with a broken graphics card about 2 years ago.
  7. Imp

    Imp TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    I was thinking about upgrading my whole system after xmas, to a AMD FX53 so i'll need a new mobo for that ,i would really like a X800 but they are as hard to get hold of as rocking horse sh*t and the price of the FX CPU puts the X800 outta my price range, so i'll just have to go for a X700 :mad: . thanks again for the help
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