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red light on x1950 pro

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what does this mean? right by the 6pin
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Hmmm, is anything acting funny? My guess is it's indicating it's receiving power, much like a mobo's LED light.
    
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well this is whats weird, it hasnt been on the whole time ive had it about 2 months and i just "rigged" a fan up, in the case window not on card or anything, and then it came on? kinda weird it comes on after i devert power to another fan.
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i have a redlight on my x1950xt that flashes when the pc is first turned on, but then goes off after like a second.
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Yep that tells you that it's not getting power correctly from the power supply. This means either there is a problem with your cable or there is a problem with you PSU.

Unless your card is different from mine.
    
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What model is it sapphire, reference, asus?
    
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post #7 of 7
WOO!
I had ths problem, I fixed it too...
The red light means there's not enough power, 2 causes:
Not enough juice from the PSU, get one that's around 700w, and make sure it's plugged in properly.
Not a good enough connection with the motherboard...this was my problem, the AGP x1950pro didn't sit properly in the AGP slot on the motherboard, it was loose (flopping around when not screwed in). I fixed it by (after screwing in) jamming a pen between the bottom of the case and the power port on the GPU, this raised the GPU enough to make a clean connection with the motherboard.

Find out how much pressure needs to be on the motherboard by turning the PC on and raising the GPU until the light turns off.
    
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