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Msi gtx260 isnt giving display. Psu or gpu problem?

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Recently bought an used msi gtx260 twin frozr.
Tried running it on my psu with 18a on its +12v rail,when I started the rig,the fans of the gpu were running but the card is was not giving any display.
So I removed the gpu & tried to run my rig with onboard gpu & it ran fine.So I sent the gtx260 for RMA but msi tested the card & said the card is okey.
Is it because of my psu that the card isn't giving display?
Edited by Aniket - 6/14/11 at 6:03pm
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I'll be highly glad if some of you reply to this thread,
as because I'm in big trouble & I need all of your help.
Thanks in advance.
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2 suggestions:-

1. Make sure you have plugged in two 6-pin PCIe power connectors from your PSU to your card. If you already have, take them out and reinsert to make sure you hear the 'click' (ie fully plugged in)

2. Go into BIOS and under Advanced BIOS Features
a. Init Display First-set to 'PEG'
b. Onboard GPU-choose 'Enable If No External PEG'
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If your PSU only has 18a on the 12v rail, and you're trying to run a GTX260, yes that would do it. You likely need a stronger PSU. Like an Antec Neo ECO 400w or similar. You need a quality unit. Something in the 350-400w range would be fine for your rig.
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You're saying you don't even get a display during the POST process?

Provided you plugged in the proper cables (2 x 6-pin if memory serves on that card), even if the PSU was too weak, you'd almost certainly still get a picture during POST, as posting requires very little power draw. The problems would likely only occur when you went to play a game, and usually the symptom there would be your PC just shutting off.

You sure you're PSU only has a TOTAL of 18A on the entire 12V circuit? I'll tell you what, if that is the case, there's little chance you'd have been able to game on that card anyway, even if you were able to get a display. So I'm not sure why you're even trying to make this work if indeed your entire 12V circuit does only 18A ... that's not enough for gaming with a 260

But all that aside, like I say, it should at least POST. Aside from Windfire's advice, which is good as always: Did you maybe forget to move the monitor cable over to the 260 from the onboard jack (don't laugh, I've done it before ). Did you try both jacks on the back of the card? Were you using a cable adapter of any kind (DVI>VGA or the like), and if so, did you try w/a spare? Could your monitor have been set to the wrong input source?

Also, Aniket ... please do not bump your own thread after waiting only an hour. The rule on OCN is 24 hours. And you are NOT 'in big trouble' ... it's not like Skyrim or BF3 was released last night
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You're saying you don't even get a display during the POST process?

Provided you plugged in the proper cables (2 x 6-pin if memory serves on that card), even if the PSU was too weak, you'd almost certainly still get a picture during POST, as posting requires very little power draw. The problems would likely only occur when you went to play a game, and usually the symptom there would be your PC just shutting off.

You sure you're PSU only has a TOTAL of 18A on the entire 12V circuit? I'll tell you what, if that is the case, there's little chance you'd have been able to game on that card anyway, even if you were able to get a display. So I'm not sure why you're even trying to make this work if indeed your entire 12V circuit does only 18A ... that's not enough for gaming with a 260

But all that aside, like I say, it should at least POST. Aside from Windfire's advice, which is good as always: Did you maybe forget to move the monitor cable over to the 260 from the onboard jack (don't laugh, I've done it before ). Did you try both jacks on the back of the card? Were you using a cable adapter of any kind (DVI>VGA or the like), and if so, did you try w/a spare? Could your monitor have been set to the wrong input source?

Also, Aniket ... please do not bump your own thread after waiting only an hour. The rule on OCN is 24 hours. And you are NOT 'in big trouble' ... it's not like Skyrim or BF3 was released last night
I've tried every way but the card isn't giving any display at all,although msi is claiming that the card is running absolutely fine.
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