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my friend says his friend tested it and it was fried.
all i know is that it wont load windows but it goes to this


but after that its all black..

if it did get fried is it because it overheated? i thought the new stuff shuts down when it gets too hot. whats going on?
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post #2 of 11
It sounds more like a Hard Drive failure to me. Test all the components individully, like using one stick of ram at a time.
post #3 of 11
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wow the hard drive might be dead?
is there another way to access the bios?
cuz when i start the computer it skips it...i tried pressing f1 f12...well basically all the keys...and nothing seems to work...
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is it possible for me to RMA it?
the thing is i mailed in the rebate and used AS5 on it...

can i still RMA it ?
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post #5 of 11
delete is the bios button. so hit that to get into your bios. and if you dont know how to get in there you shouldnt even be messing in there. and there is no need to RMA it. get your windows disk, run fixboot and you will be back up and running.
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That happened to my Pentium 3 1000MHz... so I built a new system!
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by Kamikaze127 View Post
That happened to my Pentium 3 1000MHz... so I built a new system!
that was the most helpful post to date. lol. and his system is new. its just a bad boot sector. XP is known for doing that
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post #8 of 11
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i bought the video card for a friend so its on his computer not mine.

and his computer is probably 3 years old maybe even 4. it has SATA cables. and a PCIe-16x so its pretty modern.

the thing is its from Germany...so its not something im used to. everytime i turn it on its black until it hits the windown loading screen then its black. i felt the video card and all its doing is get really hot....

i was pretty sure that the video card was still working since it showed the windowns loading screen (the on thats on the first post).
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post #9 of 11
well put your card in it and find out. simple as that.
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post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by G|F.E.A.D|Killa View Post
that was the most helpful post to date. lol. and his system is new. its just a bad boot sector. XP is known for doing that
Well, the reason being, I had know idea what was wrong(this was a year ago, I was afraid my PC would die if I opened the side panel) So I researched and bought a new one. I really don't have any idea about this specific issue.
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