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Old 06-15-11, 03:02 AM   #6
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Default Re: Clutters of red dots - GTX 460 with 300w power supply?

Originally Posted by Ninja Prime View Post
Yeah, fair question, obvious answer though, they thought they could get away with it. I hope nothing is toast from it, but I would ask them to replace the PS with 450W or better. Have them test everything though, RAM could be toast, CPU could have problems, Mobo could have problems, the GTX 460 could have problems, who knows. Have them replace anything fried because they skimped on a PS, which ironically is probably one of the cheapest components in that system. They probably saved less than $10 going for 300w vs a 450w or 500w.
Ok, what is the best way for me to test if RAM and other components have been damaged? I am using the computer now, and the only thing visibly wrong is the coloured dots. The Dell technician is coming in tomorrow to test and replace the graphics card, perhaps I could ask them to check the other parts... not that he/she would be 100% truthful in that scenario though..
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