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Just installed my second 670 FTW. I'm still getting A2 and AE error codes during boot. Thoughts? *FIXED*

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A few weeks ago, I tried installing my new EVAG 670 FTW 4GB. During boot, my computer would hang at the P67 FTW logo and I would get error codes A2 and AE. A2 = IDE Detect, AE = Legacy Boot Event.

I asked for advice on here and after completing the standard checks (plugs, seating, etc.), everyone said that the card must be defective. I RMA'd the card back to Newegg and got the replacement today. I plugged her in and... exact same problem.

Now that we know that the problem is (almost certainly) not a defective card, what else can I try? I just submitted a support ticket at EVGA and I thought I would ask you guys for any additional thoughts.
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I had the same issue before and it was the pci-e connector not seated correctly, so take a look at your PSU.
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I had the same issue before and it was the pci-e connector not seated correctly, so take a look at your PSU.

Sorry, I'm still a bit of a PC rookie. You're saying that the plugs from my power supply are bad? I tried different 6-pin plugs and nothing changed. However, when I plug in my old 560ti with the same power plugs, everything works like a charm.

Thank you for replying. I feel so close to using my card, but I think something really simple is holding me back.
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Any way you can test that card with a different PC? Sometimes some motherboards don't like certain cards...
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Hmm, have you tried a different pci slot? This seems odd, as I do not think a faulty card would mess up your comp from booting.

I would also just double check your bios, as sometimes new hardware can cause it to reset settings.
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Any way you can test that card with a different PC? Sometimes some motherboards don't like certain cards...

Not at the moment. My older brother has one, though. I might be able to check on his PC this week. Blarg.
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Hmm, have you tried a different pci slot? This seems odd, as I do not think a faulty card would mess up your comp from booting.

Yeah, I've tried three different slots. You're right, it's strange that a GPU would affect the boot process. I can't even enter BIOS--it hangs before I'm able to do so.
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Not at the moment. My older brother has one, though. I might be able to check on his PC this week. Blarg.
Yeah, I've tried three different slots. You're right, it's strange that a GPU would affect the boot process. I can't even enter BIOS--it hangs before I'm able to do so.

Well my first thing would be to check the bios, just unhook power to the card, and use onboard video to see if it is causing any funkiness with the bios.
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Sorry, I'm still a bit of a PC rookie. You're saying that the plugs from my power supply are bad? I tried different 6-pin plugs and nothing changed. However, when I plug in my old 560ti with the same power plugs, everything works like a charm.
Thank you for replying. I feel so close to using my card, but I think something really simple is holding me back.

When I forget to plug the PCI-E connector in the GPU, I get the same error code A2.
I think your motherboard doesn't like the VGA card or there incompatibility issue with the GPU/Mobo combo.
Did you try to update the bios?
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Well my first thing would be to check the bios, just unhook power to the card, and use onboard video to see if it is causing any funkiness with the bios.

The P67 doesn't have a VGA, DVI, or HDMI ports. So, I left my monitor plugged into the 670, unplugged the graphics card from my power supply, and tried to boot. I got this message, "Please power down and connect PCIe power cable(s) for this graphics card."
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When I forget to plug the PCI-E connector in the GPU, I get the same error code A2.
I think your motherboard doesn't like the VGA card or there incompatibility issue with the GPU/Mobo combo.
Did you try to update the bios?

It's possible that the GPU and mobo aren't compatible, but from my research, I don't think that is the case. I updated the BIOS last week.
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The P67 doesn't have a VGA, DVI, or HDMI ports. So, I left my monitor plugged into the 670, unplugged the graphics card from my power supply, and tried to boot. I got this message, "Please power down and connect PCIe power cable(s) for this graphics card."
It's possible that the GPU and mobo aren't compatible, but from my research, I don't think that is the case. I updated the BIOS last week.

Well the next thing I would do is put in both cards, have your monitor hoked up to your 560, and see if your 670 is even recognized in windows. Have the power to both hooked up.
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