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so ive installed way to many grx cards in my day and i stumbled across a 4870 (saphire) i tested it out and it works... i put it away then pulled out today to put into a pc im building for my home server/media center. I get an error before bios that reasd in big red flashing letters "You Have Not Connected One Of Your video card power connectors to teh powersupply. please refer to the ' getting started guide' for proper hardware installation. " at first i thought i was being insaulted by my computer. I pulled it out swore at it and put it back in after everything looked ok. Yet again its giving me the same issure. I have tried with another card and it works great. any ideas?
post #2 of 11
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I am dyslexic if i make a typo just deal with it lol
Thank god for this. I was becoming furious.

Are you sure it didn't say "You did not connect one of your power cards to your graphics supply"?

<serious>What PSU is in your home server/media center?</serious>
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obviously you got a busted conection on your gpu. take it apart a little if you have to,use a magnifying glass to check for cracks in the curciut board,get brave and soldier if your have to
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obviously you got a busted conection on your gpu. take it apart a little if you have to,use a magnifying glass to check for cracks in the curciut board,get brave and soldier if your have to
I am about 20% sure he said it worked before.
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post #5 of 11
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@ space.... lol i know my typing is bad and corsiar tx 850w....
@trailerpark .... i did i didnt find anything and i am very comfertabvle at soldering if i have to
post #6 of 11
Hi Onions, test the card in another PC to see if you have the same issue. If so, it's the card unfortunately.

Harry @ Videocardshop.
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Hi Onions, test the card in another PC to see if you have the same issue. If so, it's the card unfortunately.

Harry @ Videocardshop.
Came here to say the same thing. Effective troubleshooting FTW.
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post #8 of 11
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lol unfortunatly i dont have another board to test with but i put a diffrent card int he same slot and it works... i have used a diffrent psu and it didnt work... it is the card i was just hoping maybe someone has seen this before
post #9 of 11
try switching the power cables around on the card might just be not connecting fully
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post #10 of 11
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^ i did i have determind is a bad card... idk what im gonna do with it might try baking it?
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