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So I got myself a new gpu a xfx 6970. I installed it everything hooked up perfect. I start my system and it sounds like a plane is taking off the gpu fan speed must be running at 100%. Well i sit there waiting for computer to post and it doesnt.

I tried re hooking it up nothing happens. I put my 5870 back in everything turns on but it doesnt post. I have also tried reseting cmos, running with out a card and nothing.

Everything turns on and lights up like normal the computer just doesnt post. I think some serious damage may occurred.
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Originally Posted by Paddyman89 View Post
So I got myself a new gpu a xfx 6970. I installed it everything hooked up perfect. I start my system and it sounds like a plane is taking off the gpu fan speed must be running at 100%. Well i sit there waiting for computer to post and it doesnt.

I tried re hooking it up nothing happens. I put my 5870 back in everything turns on but it doesnt post. I have also tried reseting cmos, running with out a card and nothing.

Everything turns on and lights up like normal the computer just doesnt post. I think some serious damage may occurred.
Damage is unlikely....tried running with one stick of ram? My fan revs for about 10 secs on bootup but not all the way to full speed, just a little warmup.

The no-video problem could be caused by a multitude of things, but I bet your system is ok, may need to rma that 6970 depending on how it works out. Best of luck.
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I'd say that its most likely an issue with your BIOS. Try pulling your battery out, removing power completely (and holding your power button after there's no power for ~10 seconds). Leave it like that for an hour or two. Then plug it back in, and turn it on without the battery. If it turns on, that should have reset it. So turn it back off, and put the battery back in.
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post #4 of 16
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will try one stick, but now neither of my video cards work, and even without one the system doesnt boot.
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post #5 of 16
Quote:
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will try one stick, but now neither of my video cards work, and even without one the system doesnt boot.
I'm 99% the 5870 is ok. It's your comp.
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post #6 of 16
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Ok, I have tried both sticks one at a time with no luck.
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post #7 of 16
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I tried talking the battery out and letting it sit with no luck.
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post #8 of 16
I had this same issue.

I RMA'd the card and the one I got back worked.
post #9 of 16
PSU fail is my guess.
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post #10 of 16
It could be a PSU failure as well. CoolerMaster is certainly well known to make below average PSU's.
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