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i just tried to build my friend a simple gaming rig and i loaned him my 8800 but it refuses to work in the MoBo but works fine in mine but here's the kicker my 4870 works perfectly in the other MoBo. any ideas?
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What exactly do you mean by "refuses to work"? You mean you never get a picture on the monitor?
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Chipset disagreements? Bad power supply? Twitchy 8800?
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Specs of mobo? Did you connect all power cables to 8800?

And this:
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Chipset disagreements? Bad power supply?
   
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post #5 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by philhalo66 View Post

i just tried to build my friend a simple gaming rig and i loaned him my 8800 but it refuses to work in the MoBo but works fine in mine but here's the kicker my 4870 works perfectly in the other MoBo. any ideas?

Punch him in the gut and say "Here's my 4870, I hate you" thumb.gif


But seriously glitchy PSU or card or the bios defaulting to onboard with the 8800 but not the 4870. When you put in the 8800 see if you can hook up the monitor using the onboard ports and not the ones on the GPU. See if you get picture and if the system boots and if so go into the Bios and see if you can then switch to PCI-e video out basically.
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post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by ARandomOWl View Post

What exactly do you mean by "refuses to work"? You mean you never get a picture on the monitor?

yes the fan stays maxed and the onboard is the only thing that pushes out a picture (yes we disable it)

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Originally Posted by allikat View Post

Chipset disagreements? Bad power supply? Twitchy 8800?

brand new corsair 650 watt and it works fine in my rig

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Originally Posted by ASUSfreak View Post

Specs of mobo? Did you connect all power cables to 8800?
And this:

i believe its an asus A8N-LA (compaq OEM)
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Originally Posted by Junkboy View Post

Punch him in the gut and say "Here's my 4870, I hate you" thumb.gif
But seriously glitchy PSU or card or the bios defaulting to onboard with the 8800 but not the 4870. When you put in the 8800 see if you can hook up the monitor using the onboard ports and not the ones on the GPU. See if you get picture and if the system boots and if so go into the Bios and see if you can then switch to PCI-e video out basically.

i tried that it only pushes video from the onboard. and the 8800 works flawlessly in my rig i was playing crysis 2 on it last night
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Both systems were tested using the Corsair 650? If not and it's less, that could be your problem. I had a 8800gt that wouldn't even boot with a (crappy) Cooler Master 420W.
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Both systems were tested using the Corsair 650? If not and it's less, that could be your problem. I had a 8800gt that wouldn't even boot with a (crappy) Cooler Master 420W.

yes i tested it with my system under full load ,furmark, prime95 small for 8 hours and never had a problem
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post #9 of 16
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yes i tested it with my system under full load ,furmark, prime95 small for 8 hours and never had a problem

also we cant use the onboard because its pretty much dead its showing massive artifacts even in the bios

why does edit always make a new post?
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post #10 of 16
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also we cant use the onboard because its pretty much dead its showing massive artifacts even in the bios
why does edit always make a new post?

If everything else is fine as you say and it has worked on your system and the PSU is fine, it might be a case of random hardware incompatibility. I've only encountered it once before where a couple of ram sticks refused to allow a system to post but worked fine in like 3 other systems. Ran memtest and all was fine so ended up just swapping sticks with another system and both are 100% rock solid till this day.
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