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I just helped my friend install an xfx 6950 from an 8800gt. The card starts sometimes but others as soon as he turns on his pc, the fan goes to 200% and sounds like it'll take off and he gets no video output. He has a 600w nzxt psu from a couple years ago and is using a c2q 6600 @ stock speeds. When we put in his 8800gt he has no issues. Any ideas?


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EDIT
looks like a mobo issue...any ideas on how to fix?
http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?...Language=en-us
Edited by claymanhb - 10/8/11 at 5:54pm
     
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If it is hardware and chipset limitation, don't see how to fix that at a user level.
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Someone suggested adding a PCI-e power booster. Anyone have experience?
     
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I don't think so, as you can see it serves as supplying more power to PCIe not to take care of incompatibility issues in your case. The card itself got its own supply from PSU. It is not the power but the PCIe compatibility. I could be wrong though.

http://www.techpowerup.com/136908/EV...Stability.html

http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=850498&mpage=1

Edit:

Look at this, he has a problem with the 6950 using the identical CPU q6600

http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/sho...php?p=20026664
Edited by Ken1649 - 10/8/11 at 7:17pm
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Well...it does work sometimes which makes me believe it's a power issue.

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Thats pretty bad considering I ran a HD6970 and Q6600 on this motherboard a little while ago.



Currently this motherboard is used in my second pc, its ugly.. but it works
Using it with a Q6600 and GTX 460 right now.
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