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Asus M3n72-D won't boot with my new MSI 6950 TFIII

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Just plugged in my brand new MSI 6950 TFIII to my mobo and can't get a signal on boot. Card powers up fine, fans blastin' etc. Can't even see to get into the bios...

Screen is just utter black.

A little history...

My motherboard is a jerk. It has the NVIDIA nForce 750a chipset with I have read doesn't like playing well with ATI cards. Now mind you I have the latest BIOS for my board (ASUS M3N72-D). Before I purchase this card I borrowed my friend's 5770 just to plug it in to test and it worked fine. I DON'T THINK MY CARD IS DOA. I have already disabled all of the BIOS options regarding onboard video/hybrid .

I ran driver sweeper to clean the drivers of the Nvidia chipset before I installed the 6950 btw.....even re installed the nforce chipset drivers (after switching in my old GTX 260) STILL can't boot with this card.


Someone please help me. I know it's got to be a setting or a driver ..ANYTHING regarding the nForce 750a Chipset. I just don't think it might be compatible in the end .

I need to know whether I should send this card back to newegg in exchange for NVIDIA if this stupid MOBO limits me. : /

Thanks in advance,

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You said you borrowed your friends video card, quick way to tell if it's DOA is to let him borrow your 6950.
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You said you borrowed your friends video card, quick way to tell if it's DOA is to let him borrow your 6950.
That is in the plans for tomorrow. I'm sure it will work in his rig. I just know it. Which is fine. That gives me two options before BF3....

1. Keep the card (which I love)and get a new mobo: Problem is, i have Am2+ and DDR2 already and can't afford to upgrade everything. I have found a few that would work for around $50. Half of which have Nvidia chipsets.

2. RMA card back to Newegg and go for something equivalent in Nvidia. Budget is $300 that I paid for the TFIII. Which by the way will consume the remaining beta period and I will get a card in the 2 week gap for release.
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