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Computer "crashed".

Postby Nakki » 08 Nov 2012, 18:07

Hello!
Today my computer crashed 3 times. Look this picture. Is the problem my computers "video card" or what? Pls someone help me;).
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Re: Computer "crashed".

Postby gaoesa » 08 Nov 2012, 18:13

This is typically caused by your video card dieing. Expect the frequency of problems to rise. Other possibilities can be some issues on mother board. In any case, unless you have just updated graphics drivers which could be buggy and cause issues, prepare for a new purchase.
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Re: Computer "crashed".

Postby free. » 09 Nov 2012, 00:06

first of all check with another monitor (especially if you play with laptop + external monitor).
if its not the monitor, this i would suspect the gfx-card to be the problem, this also can be controlled by temporarily changing it with another one.
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Re: Computer "crashed".

Postby Nakki » 09 Nov 2012, 14:46

I bought and installed new video card. Now my computer is working very well. But i have one question (look picture). What is that black white wire. Now when i have new video card its excessive.
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Re: Computer "crashed".

Postby gaoesa » 09 Nov 2012, 15:44

Maybe it says in the manual? Btw, you have really not cleaned the fans properly, based on the amount of dust or what looks like dust.
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Re: Computer "crashed".

Postby gR!ns » 09 Nov 2012, 15:48

It would be easier if you told which card that is, but luckily I saw the necessary info from that pic even its blurry. I think that card is Nvidia 8500 GT made by Asus. Correct? I found two answers and they are:

1. Sound cable for HDMI (that you can carry sound and video over HDMI)

2. Power cable for fan.

My guess is that its not power cable but sound cable for HDMI cos those old cards usually dont have external power cables even for fans. Fan can have shorter cable connected straight to graphic card.

EDIT: You can google: "asus 8500 gt wire" if you want to read those forums more :)
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Re: Computer "crashed".

Postby gaoesa » 09 Nov 2012, 17:09

Though it looks like a fan power cable more then a data cable. In any case, if your new card don't have such connector or your manual don't reference such connection, then you don't need to worry about it.
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Re: Computer "crashed".

Postby Nakki » 09 Nov 2012, 18:23

Ok. Next problem: i lost sounds:D I´ll try to fix that problem at evening.
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Re: Computer "crashed".

Postby gaoesa » 10 Nov 2012, 16:58

For reference, what HDMI cables look like http://www.google.fi/search?q=HDMI+cabl ... 00&bih=784
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Re: Computer "crashed".

Postby gR!ns » 11 Nov 2012, 09:56

Lol Gao. If this was pointed to my post, I didn't mean actual HDMI cable but sound cable which is connected between graphic card and motherboard (inside the PC). Then you can get sound out from HDMI with video (outside the PC with those cables in the link you posted).
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Re: Computer "crashed".

Postby gaoesa » 11 Nov 2012, 12:26

You might be right. I was at least mixing up with the HDMI cable. I also found picture of the fan power cable which has more then the 2 pins. Maybe because of temperature monitoring. Anyway, rather twisted thing when sound has 2 pins and fan power takes 4 pins.

It's been years since I have built computers.

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http://www.ascendtech.us/hp-m8430f-gefo ... 500gt.aspx
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Re: Computer "crashed".

Postby gR!ns » 11 Nov 2012, 14:38

Ye, I think that is the same card. I'm not professional either but like the picture shows, that the fan cable is connected to graphic card and there's still that tiny, unknown white connector. Well, since Nakki told that everything is fine now and sounds working, I rest the case. Even a tiny part of my curiosity would like to know what it is :)
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