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Motherboard, PSU or Driver problem?

szabogabor26

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Hello guys. I have a PC with Gigabyte ga-f2a55m-s1 motherboard. I tried out a video card(quadro 5000) and now I'm facing problems. So i put in the new card and I installed a driver for it downloaded from nvidia site. After that started the problems. I've got black screen without any response from my PC. After that I replaced the quadro card with my GTX 650 that I used before without any problem. The windows started up and I thought that everything is alright. I removed the quadro driver components in windows and then restarted my PC. The black screen and freeze showed up again.
I thought that it's a problem with RAM connection or something like this. So I checked it, put out and back in. Now my pc started and I went to the BIOS. 4GB RAM was recognised and my another RAM stick wasn't.(I had 8GB). So I checked it again, after that I've got black screen again. After around 20x tries my PC finally started with 8GB RAM. But I've got the blue screen error in Windows. Then I decided to reinstall my windows and formatting my drives. The installing started but the blue screen error apparead again. Now I have no idea what is causing the problem. I tried to run with just one RAM stick but still got errors or freeze at startup. I also updated my BIOS to the newest version but still nothing.
I would really appreciate your help.
 

szabogabor26

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PSU is a noname cheap one with 500W. It's around 1 and a half year old.
CPU AMD A8 6600K 3.9ghz. I have a HDD and one SSD connected. That's all
Windows showed different errors one time I've got a simple error saying the system has a problem and can't boot or something like that but without any information or error code. And once I've got IRQL_Not_LESS_OR_EQUAL error.
 
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Shmee

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Run memtest86, and test the SSD and HDD from there. Also consider testing and possibly replacing the PSU.
 
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UsandThem

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PSU is a noname cheap one with 500W. It's around 1 and a half year old.
No name PSUs are rarely a good idea. There's nothing wrong with buying a budget unit, but you've got to make sure it's a decent unit from a reliable manufacturer.

Many of them are absolute junk with no protections built in, and the majority of them can't get close to outputting their claimed wattage.
 

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