Question GPU preventing peripherals & monitors to work

Apr 25, 2019
So this sounds strange to me & I was wondering if anyone could explain what's happening.

Long story short- I was gaming and my pc crashed to a tanish-orange color on both monitors. Powered it off, restarted it and beyond the bios screen my monitors would be illuminated but not work. Tried multiple things over the next day & eventually after two more crashes during safe mode my pc finally stopped getting to the bios at all. Nor would my peripherals come on. My pc would power up with all its fans and lights still however. So I gave up.

Today though, I took out my gpu and plugged my monitor into my mobo. And bam. Made it straight to my desktop no problem... Put my gpu back in, restarted my pc, and what would ya know! My peripherals and monitors wouldn't come on.

So my first thought was the power supply. Maybe after 3-4 years without thorough cleaning my power supply couldn't handle running with the gpu using so much power. (sounded good to me, not sure if actually factual)

But wait, my roommate has a pc so I can test my gpu in hers.

Same thing. Turned her pc on after putting my gpu in and nothing.. No
peripherals or monitors again.

Took her gpu to my pc & it went to desktop no problem.

So I ordered a new gpu. And hopefully, as tested, it'll solve my problems. But, I would love it if someone could explain to my how a gpu could stop my pc from reaching bios and preventing my peripherals from working.

Thanks for reading & thank you to anyone who may have an explanation for me🤘
Please kindly provide FULL PC specs.

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-RAM (amount, clock speed, model#/link of kit, configuration)
-Graphics card(s) make and model# (clock speed, voltage if modified, Driver version and GPU temp both @ idle and load)
-Power supply make,model#, "AND" age (note if using 110V or 220V A/C input)
-HDD/SSD configuration (ie: Raid setup/ back up/ OS drive/etc..)
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-Operating System (If using Windows note Framework and service pack version)
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Apr 25, 2019
Yeah, I read this on another thread & it actually makes sense to me now how the gpu could trip the PSU. Didn't actually know that was a thing..

I made this thread just cause I wanted to know the actual process and reasoning behind the error.

"sounds like the card is drawing too much power, ie short circuit somewhere, the power spike is triggering a protection in the PSU.
you remove the 12V aux power to the card and the PSU stay stable but the card is not powered fully, fully power the card and trip goes the breaker."