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I went to a computer repair store and the expert over there they said the graphics card that i have will fry the motherboard. so i just took it out but i am now thinking is what they said true. the graphics card is not in the computer right now, but i think it is an ATI Sapp Radeon 4850. something like that. thanks
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Quote:
Originally Posted by theolive;11931260 
I went to a computer repair store and the expert over there they said the graphics card that i have will fry the motherboard. so i just took it out but i am now thinking is what they said true. the graphics card is not in the computer right now, but i think it is an ATI Sapp Radeon 4850. something like that. thanks

did they give you a reason for this?
Edited by Adam23 - 1/7/11 at 6:55pm
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post #3 of 27
did they say why or how it would fry the motherboard? I think they are full of crap but non the less i would be careful too. Is there something wrong with the GPU?

I would call them up and ask exactly how the GPU could fry the motherboard.
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post #4 of 27
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Originally Posted by Adam23;11931273 
did he give you a reason for this?

He pretty much said that my motherboard is not that good.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by theolive;11931294 
He pretty much said that my motherboard is not that good.

what motherboard have you got...? not that it really matters that much, just curious
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post #6 of 27
What is your motherboard?
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post #7 of 27
Maybe they mean the PSU isnt good enough.
What motherboard do you have,
What PSU do you have
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post #8 of 27
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Originally Posted by Adam23;11931273 
did they give you a reason for this?

oh yeah another thing i forgot to say is that i had the graphics card in the computer previously for a while also.
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post #9 of 27
Only thing I could imagine would be if the mobo had an AGP slot and you jammed the 4850 in anyways, lol.

If you had the card in already, I would leave it in and not go back to that repair shop since they gave you bad advice.
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post #10 of 27
Expert?
In comp repair shop? Impossible.
They are trying to make money off of you.
 
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