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So last week I started having some problems with my computer since like Monday. All the sudden while just browsing the web the screen would look all funny like one of those low color pictures and then go black. It would come back and then I would get the message saying that AMD drivers stopped working and recovered. But sometimes it would get a weird looking with white lines BSOD. I assumed it was my Asus 6950 2GB failing as I have an ASUS 560 that has known driver issues that have not been fixed.

Anyways on Sunday I was ready to start playing Diablo III from the guest pass I got and after restarting my PC it just wouldn't work anymore. I get nothing in the screen and the "boot" led is on in the motherboard. Another weird thing about my motherboard is that I used to have the card running in the first PCI-e slot, but then one day nothing would display and by changing it to the second PCI-e slot fixed the problem and worked for a few months. Now nothing would work and even tried putting the 560 and still nothing. Also at one point I had 560 SLI and while I had it enabled in the Nvidia control panel I had the same fps as running one card pretty much.

Now I'm just confused as to what is not working and I'm thinking is the motherboard, but it could be the video card, too. Both are probably still under warranty. I got the motherboard OB and the card used.
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If you have another machine to test, put the cards in there and see if they work. If they work on another machine, your mobo is toast.
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If you have another machine to test, put the cards in there and see if they work. If they work on another machine, your mobo is toast.

I forgot to add. The 560 I tried in my rig went back to my HTPC and it kind of works... But there is driver issues with this 560. I don't have a PSU in any machine that will handle the 6950 2GB. The other machines have a 430CX v2.

It might be even the two that were malfunctioning... but rarely enough during gaming I never had an issues.
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PSu could flaking out on you.
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PSu could flaking out on you.

Got an Antec 620w coming and I'll test it with that one. I kind of doubt it's PSU though. Now that you mentioned about the PSU, I rmember that once my pc wouldn't boot or do anything and I bought this PSU I got now thinking it was the problem. But all the sudden it was working again before the PSU arraived so I just sold my old psu.
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