Okay I've managed to do something really dumb,
so I am expecting a certain ridicule, but I could do with
people getting past that and posting some helpful advice.
Basically my rig is a slightly modified HP Pavillion 7570.
which came suppleid with a Geforce 7600 GS.
I recently decided to treat myself to a new graphics card
and shelled out for a Geforce 8800 GT.
Now this is where the little knowledge comes into,
I checked my rig could run it except i didn't check
my PSU rating.
And with HP being cheap skates my PSU is on 300W.
I installed the card and had beautiful graphics until
the PC locked up.
Now for my questions:
Am I right in assuming that my lack of power is the cause?
If so, any suggestion on how I fix this, preferably without shelling
out a fortune. ie could the PSU be replaced with a beefier model?
Could I effectively gut my current PC and transfer everything to a
new tower with a better power supply?
But at the end of the day I'm open to most suggestions,
as I am willing to throw more money at the problem to
prevent a $250+ card from sitting on my shelf.