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post #21 of 29
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Can you put it back in the dell and see if it boots?
yea but its a pain in the a**

just put the 5870 back in and no problems at all
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Dont need to do that, the card drivers only load at the windows screen, it would not cause a boot issue. One long beep means a gpu issue so like said check the card is seated propper in the pci-e slot and double check your power to the card. You really do need to reset the cmos every time you put a new card it too. If that dont work try another pci-e lane if you have 2 or more.
Exactly it should not be an issue with the old drivers. OP said he/she removed them and the computer would still not post. Also the old drivers can be removed in safe mode as it uses default drivers. So that rules the driver issue out in my mind.
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Sounds like a bad gpu! Sorry Buddy!
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ok put back in the dell and booted right up no problems
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this crazy, works in the dell but not in my sig
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Definitely something wrong with your system then. Cmos and Power cable mix-up would be my best guesses. Hope someone else helps you figure it out
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Definitely something wrong with your system then. Cmos and Power cable mix-up would be my best guesses. Hope someone else helps you figure it out
I agree, I can run 2 5870's in crossfire but cant run 1 3870?

This makes no sense at all really
I will try it off the molex adapter tonight and see what happens
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post #28 of 29
Call ASUS and see if they know why that card won't work in your board. Was the 3870 from Dell instead of another vendor like Shappire/ASUS? I wonder if they made it so that card would only with with those boards?
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Call ASUS and see if they know why that card won't work in your board. Was the 3870 from Dell instead of another vendor like Shappire/ASUS? I wonder if they made it so that card would only with with those boards?
The 3870 is a visiontek bought after I got the dell as an upgrade.
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