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post #1 of 13
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Hi,

Before I say anything I would like to welcome anyones best guess on this, I know it could be a number of things but I'm just looking to narrow down the possibilities, so feel free to make a suggestion.

Completely new setup, I've never had the system running before but I have setup a few water cooled and phase systems, but this problem has me stumped.

I can post with no issues but my display is completely artifacted, as you can see the only thing running in my loop is the northbridge.

One thing I noticed in bios is the temp of something called MCP was idle at 40 degrees, CPU is idle at 20.







Any help appreciated.
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post #2 of 13
Does it only do it in the Bios?
post #3 of 13
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Originally Posted by rsfkevski View Post
Does it only do it in the Bios?
No, one of those screens is actually of the boot screen when you first turn on the PC.

should be black of course, but it's green..

Can't tell if it's the same in windows as I don't have it installed on the drive yet. But chances are it would be if it's like that.
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Hmmm, are you sure your video cables and plugs are secure/ok?
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post #5 of 13
Make sure your video card is seated properly and all the way into the slot. Make sure cables are FULLY connected and screwed in.

Have you used the GPU before and it worked properly?
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post #6 of 13
connect the power to your video card you may not have done that * easily over looked * and check your cables
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post #7 of 13
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Make sure your video card is seated properly and all the way into the slot. Make sure cables are FULLY connected and screwed in.

Have you used the GPU before and it worked properly?
After testing in another PC I can confirm the GPU is not the cause, also I double checked seating and secure cables and they are fine.

EDIT: When I pull out the dvi cable very slightly it seems to cause the same artifacting on another PC which is in windows.

I have a feeling I may have found the problem. I'll seat it back in the original PC and see if I can get it working.
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post #8 of 13
Have you swapped the cable out for another?
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post #9 of 13
some system details? some x1950s have been known to artifact in the BIOS. and only in games. Mine is fine though.
    
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post #10 of 13
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bah I'm so stupid, it was just a loose dvi cable.
Thanks for all the help.

By the way is 40 degrees on the MCP a little high for an evga 680i mobo? It's watercooled with an GTX240.

Seems strange since the CPU is air cooled at half the temp (x6800).
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