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6970 isn't being detected

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I have had my 6970 for a while now without any problems until the other day it wouldn't output signal to my monitor via dvi (setup this way since I got it) after a reboot it worked fine.

I then bought an Accelero Xtreme 7970 to put on it, after fitting it very carefully and double checking everything was installed correctly I boot up my pc and it's not working.

Fans are spinning and heat is being produced but no signal on the monitor via dvi or hdmi. I have checked the bios and it isn't being detected by either of my pci-e slots.

I can get signal using igpu but no matter what I try I can't get it with my 6970. I have set my bios to load a pci-e gpu first before igpu but it just won't work.

Here is a screenie of when I boot in to windows using igpu:

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Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You
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My guts say you probably have an issue with one of the PCI-e power connectors from your PSU since you have had problems with both discrete GPU's. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
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Thanks for the reply. I've only got 1 graphics card. The Accelero Xtreme 7970 is an aftermarket cooler that I installed. I thought I had done something wrong installing it but then I remembered that I had problems a few days before I installed it.
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HAve you made sure to blow out the PCIE slot? I had this problem once, my GPU was only running at 4x until I blew out the PCIE lane with compressed air. Also, is there something in the DVI connector on the card that is preventing the signal? Try another method of connecting the card to the monitor, like the HDMI, and see if that works. Good luck! thumb.gif
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