A friend of mine started having a problem with his old dual core computer where the computer seemed like it was booting up but the screen stayed black. This started when he got back from a weeks vacation and found out he lost power in his house. The power was back on when he got home but he could tell with clock being wrong, and neighbors telling him about the outage.He leaves his computer on all the time and when he got home he saw that it was off. When he booted up the only thing he could get was a screen with the XFX logo from the maker of his Geforce GTX 460 video card. Sometimes he wouldn't even get that, just a black screen. He also connects his usb keyboard in the front and hit the connect to his computer and bent up the keyboard usb connector. I got him another keyboard and replaced the PSU thinking maybe with the power outage the PSU was effected. The computer seemed to boot up and work. Problem is it only worked for about a day (he played video games all day). That night he started with the problem again of black screen. I thought maybe it was the motherboard then ( the system is an older dual core from 2007), so he purchased the following: Gateway ModelX4870-UB318 SKU: 6835451 Windows 8 64-bit Technical details: 3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i5 processor; 8GB memory; 1TB hard drive Special features: Built-in wireless networking; onboard video with HDMI output 300 watt PSU Being a gamer he needed more then the onboard video and I didn't think there was anything wrong with the GTX 460 geforce video card from his older system that started having problems, so I gave him a Coolmax 450watt PSU and installed the geforce gtx video card. The new computer booted up fine and I then downloaded the driver updates for the video card and started to install it. Shortly after I started the install the screen went black and after trying to restart the screen it still stayed black. Anyone have any idea why? I'm not sure anymore what was wrong with his old dual core computer, whether it was the motherboard, PSU, or video card. Is it possible the 450watt PSU isn't powerfull enough (even though it did originally booted okay). I took his video card and tried it in my computer with no issues. I left it on for a couple of hours and no problems. How likey is it that his new computer has issues and should he take it back?