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post #1 of 4
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I am a long time lurker of the site and I just powered up my first custom built desktop and am already having issues I am desperate for help with.

Here the story: Bought this computer from a friend who was getting rid of it on the cheap. He built it custom and it has worked great for him.
I moved off to college, and bought the PC from him, but kept it at home for awhile.
I decided I wanted it at college, so I had my family package is snug in a piece of luggage and take it out with them to visit me at college.
When I got the computer, the cpu cooling fan had fallen out so I plugged it back in and locked it back onto the motherboard.

I waited for a week for a power cord to come in because my parents forgot the power cord so I got a 16AWG cord from monoprice.

Anyways, I just turned on the PC for the first time and all was looking well for about 30 minutes, till everything crapped out.
Now I know this isn't a display issue, but its an issue that has display symptoms.
Attached is a video of what the display looks like.

Basically the display works great on startup, but after about 30 seconds from login, the computer goes fuzzy and everything freezes up.
I looked inside the computer and pulled some components to clean them out. Ran the computer and still had issues.

One thing I noticed which may have to do with something, but I am too nooby to know, is that these little capacitor looking things on the graphics card look like they were blown up. I'll upload a picture to show you.
I don't know if that has any effect on anything, I'm just trying to list all the symptoms.
I'm using a geoforce 7300gt

specs:
Tower- ATX Tc3j-4050
Motherboard- Intel dp67ba
cpu- i5 2500k
graphics- geoforce 7300gt
RAM- 2X4GB= 8GB Corsair RAM
HDD- 1TB and 2 TB drives

Thank you so much for any help!

http://youtu.be/g4aRYLf_roU - FUZZY SCREEN

http://www.flickr.com/photos/60170022@N04/8121041484/in/photostream - graphics card
post #2 of 4
Before reading about the GPU capacitors, I locked in on a problem right away.

If the cooler fell off the CPU, then it would not have been enough to just put it back. You see that TIM is not good anymore. You'd have to remove the cooler, clean the TIM off both CPU and cooler heatsink, apply new TIM, and reinstall cooler. Otherwise you'd have heat issues and that would be why after 30 min your computer would freeze and shut off.

Now, if your card has blown capacitors, please replace and don't use as that may just blow the mobo and other components on your computer.

So two things here, replace your GPU and take the steps I mentioned for your CPU/Cooler.

Good luck.
 
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BitoHeaven
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7 4770k Asus Maximus VI Gene Gigabyte R9 290 Gigabyte R9 290 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G.Skill Trident X 2X8GB DDR3 2400MHz Samsung 840 PRO 256GB  Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB SATA III 6Gb/s 64... LG Blu-ray Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Liquid Single Loop Dual Radiator Win 7 SP1 Professional x64bit  Samsung SynchMaster 24" Widescreen 1200p TFT-LC... Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA SuperNOVA G2 1300w 80+ Gold Fully Modular  Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Microsoft Sidewinder X5 Allsop Redmond Mouse Pad 
Audio
Realtek Chipset Audio v.6.0.1.6971 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K @ 4.6GHz ASRock Z77E-ITX mITX  Sapphire HD 7990 @ 1090MHz/1600MHz G.SKILL Ripjaws 2X4GB DDR3-1600 @ 1866MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial SSD 128GB mSATA SATA III 6GB  Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB SATA II 32MB 7200RPM LG DVD R/W SATA with LightScribe Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H100 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 Professional x64bit Samsung SynchMaster 24" Widescreen TFT-LCD Logitech G15 Corsair AX850 Gold Fully Modular 
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post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the help, I ended up ordering a xfx r7770 graphics card since I got it on the cheap.
Well, turns out, I don't think my computer has the 6 pin cable required to power the graphics card.
When I turn the computer on without the graphics card I get a series of two long beeps, a pause, and then two long beeps.
When I turn the computer on with the graphics card, I get the same series of beeps. (That is, without having the 6 pin on the graphics card plugged into the power supply)
My guess is its time for a new power supply, but that is just instinct telling me that. What do you guys think? Again, I'm new at this.

Here are the specs
Power supply- 450watt
Tower- ATX Tc3j-4050
Motherboard- Intel dp67ba
cpu- i5 2500k
graphics- xfx 7770
RAM- 2X4GB= 8GB Corsair RAM

Edit: Stupid me. I didn't read the side of the box, says 500watt power supply mandatory. So do those beeps indicated a need for more power or what?
post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 
Update: Tried the old broken graphics card again to see if it would even start up. Sure enough, nothing. Flashed on for a second but immediately shut off. I'm hopeless
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