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post #11 of 35
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Originally Posted by mikeguy3086 View Post
I haven't tried the old power supply on another computer, but I will in the next hour. The memory is fine, the cpu is fine, and the motherboard is fine because we booted it up with an older videocard and it worked. We cant even get into the bios. I will have you guys know though that, on my video card I replaced the thermal pads with arctic silver 5, which did nothing but worked awesome. I also replaced the thermal pads on the north and south bridge with arctic silver 5 too.

Everything worked for a month though. And power is still getting to the motherboard. It's just like my computer is a vegetable.
So now you are down to two components that you are un-aware of the status of:

The Silverstone PSU and the 8800GTX.

If that Silvestone works fine on the other computer, then it is likely that the problem is your 8800GTX.

However, I would try putting everything back together how it was when it worked before. Try that one more time before you make any RMAs.
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post #12 of 35
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so you guys are thinking to upgrade my power supply and everything will be gravy? I won't use my older one thought because to be honest, it heats up my room, and it is loud as hell.
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post #13 of 35
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so you guys are thinking to upgrade my power supply and everything will be gravy? I won't use my older one thought because to be honest, it heats up my room, and it is loud as hell.
First test out that Silverstone! If it works, you don't need a new powersupply.
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post #14 of 35
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Rma the card?
whoah whoah slow down there......

that should be the last option you suggest..

I have had this several times with the 8800 GTS and GTX's.

The OP has the same MB too.

The problem for me was fixed by restoring default bios settings and then I tried the DVI cable on each of the DVI ports on the card rebooting with each try.
post #15 of 35
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So what would you suggest?
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post #16 of 35
How about you try the videocard in a different computer... Then you will really know. Kinda obvious to me...
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post #17 of 35
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I don't think you read closely. I can't try it on another computer because there is no power supply that is different than the 2 I have now. Everything on my comp works fine, its either the video card or the power supply.
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post #18 of 35
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So what would you suggest?
Again, test that Silverstone PSU on another computer and tell us what the results are.
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post #19 of 35
What kind of power supply does your friend have... Just put the card into his computer...
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post #20 of 35
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one without 2 PCI connectors.
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