06-03-2010, 02:51 AM
Join Date: May 2010
OS: windows 7
this story might be a little long, but i want you guys to know the details.
i bought a brand new Dell XPS 420 2 years ago and ever since i got it, its been having problems.
when i turned on the pc, the only thing that would go on is the video cards fan and it would spin really really loud forever. i would have to unplug the cord like 20 times before it would start. once the pc starts, it worked perfect, but if i had to restart it, the only thing that would go on is the video card fan.
the dell support guys are all fags and didnt do anything except made me run a million useless tests that all turned out fine.
later, i bought a new 700watt power supply and the problem dissapeared for like a week. than no matter how many times i would restart the pc, it wouldnt boot and only the fan on the video card worked. so i bought another, more expensive 700watt psu and nothing started, it never booted.
the old xps 420 specs... quad core Q6600 2.4GHZ proccessor, 3GB of ram 512MB X 2 + 1GB X 2. Nvidia geforce 8800GT video card. 425WATT psu. 320GB HDD.
i than bought a new Gigabyte EP43-UD3L MOBO, got 4 sticks of 2GB G Skill RAM and a new tower+cpu cooling fan.
put everything together, installed windows 7 64bit and it ran really good. but, after running the pc for like 4 minutes it became really really slow to a point that even the mouse wouldnt move. later on, the psu went dead. i took it out and put it into my old pc and it didnt work, so i know as a fact that the psu is dead for sure.
when the pc ran, the video card ran really hot, to a point if u touch it u could burn yourself. about 80C at idle and never had a chance to put a load on it.
i did took my old psu "425 watt" stuck it into the new system and when i turned it on, the only things that work are the fans, cpu fan, video card fan and the tower cooling fans.
so what do you think do i need?
im planing on going and buying a new "ATI Radeon™ HD 5670" video card and some random 500 or 600 watt power supply.
any ideas or suggestions? could it be my cpu or mobo?
thanks in advance...