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Is it the video card?

By jtmohio415 ·
I am not sure where to get started. It seem like the computer doesn't have enough cooling system? My problem started out when I tried to add more memory to my computer. I have the PowerSpec 7120, and since then, it has not been the same again. I have a Pentium III 450mhz, originally with 64 megs of ram, now it has 256. Had added cd burner and a 2nd hard drive. The problem is that if I used my computer for an extended period of time, it will come to a point where it crashes. I can only reboot itafter cooling it off for a few hours. I thought it is the video card, because I hear it clicking when everytime I try to reboot it right after it crashes, and the screen remains blank.

Another question, I only have one available PCI slot, am I limited to the type of video card I should get?

Thanks for any help.

Julie

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Is it the video card?

by @lberto In reply to Is it the video card?

Yes, when computer gets hot inside we may experience some sort of problems. Since you installed a new memory I would say that you unplugged you CPU cooling fan by mistake, just take a simple look and see if it is still connected. Also make sure thatyour powersupply's cooling fan is also working.
Probably you unplugged the cooling fan, just turn on the computer without the cover and you should be able to see if all this are working. If not e-mail me back and I'll help you further.
Good luck,@lberto

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by jtmohio415 In reply to Is it the video card?

Thanks, anyway, Alberto. Power supply just died, and ordered PC100 RAM.

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