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Help, I just installed a ATI X800 XT and computer popped

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hey i just installed a video card and i noticed it was running a little hot... a couple seconds later heard a POP and i smelled burnt stuff. I think its inside the power box. the card was ok. Is ther anyway i can reset this? flip the breaker or something inside it?

Anyway i dont know how this happened nothing was overclocked or anything. im worried as all hell. pls some suggestions.

i replaced the previous vid card now nothing powers up at all.
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Your power supply might be shot.
    
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omg, how can i check and make sure? it smells burnt but is that it?

and how did plugging a new grafics card into it blow it up?
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There is no might...you're powersupply was craptastic and it blew becasue of the extra strain. That's what people get for using generic PSUs.

My sincerest condolences by the way....
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Ouch. Is there an extra rig in your home that you can test parts on? (It seems so... obviously)

Take out all the parts and test each out to make sure the PSU didn't take any of its friends with it.

I'm sorry that it happened.

And yeah... the above two people are right. That card is mid & high-end compoment. A generic won't be able to handle it.
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And yeah... the above two people are right. That card is mid & high-end compoment. A generic won't be able to handle it.
Holy crap,i was right for once?
    
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well thanks a ton all, i hope nothing else went with it.
guess i gotta run by the nearest computer place and get another case with a power supply

man that sucks, there should be a warning or somethen. lol

take care time for bed
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I would probably get a sunbeam neo 550 as a replacement.
    
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I would advise against a PSU that comes with a case, other than Antec or Coolermaster. They tend to be, well, craptastic.

Sorry it happened man, nothing worse than nothing powering on at all... I had a similar experience about a week ago.(only it was my motherboard... and CPU... and RAM. )
post #10 of 13
These things happen all the time, but unfortunately it does sound like your PSU died.

Here are some tips so this doesn't happen again:

1. Choose a reliable brand of power supplies. Antec TruePower, Fortron, OCZ, and Thermaltake are many good names of reliable power supplies. Avoid brands with "max" or "power" in their names like PowMax, or MaxPower, or Everpower because they generally suck.
2. Check up on some information about your card before you buy it, especially about power consumption. Many reviews will recommend you just how many watts you need without going too technical.
3. http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_supply/ - This will calculate just how much power your computer uses.
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