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post #21 of 71
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maybe the card it not seating right in the pcie slot
I second that. A motherboard won't boot if this is the case. Take the mobo out of his case and assemble the PC on a anti static mat...or just a table. This will be a lot easier to troubleshoot as well.
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post #22 of 71
thats happened to me several times
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post #23 of 71
He tested it in his rig and it worked.

Could be a dead slot, but for it to die randomly like that is weird..
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post #24 of 71
ya that doesnt mean it wasnt seated right in his dad rig
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post #25 of 71
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Originally Posted by binormalkilla View Post
I second that. A motherboard won't boot if this is the case. Take the mobo out of his case and assemble the PC on a anti static mat...or just a table. This will be a lot easier to troubleshoot as well.
I physically mashed the card into the slot as hard as I could without breaking the board and it did the same thing. I made it a point to make sure that the card is fully seated. Believe me, this isn't my first go around with stuff like this.

At least this may be a good excuse to get a better motherboard.
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id also test the psu as well
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post #27 of 71
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ya that doesnt mean it wasnt seated right in his dad rig
You really think I would **** up 3 video card seatings? Even with my luck I would still get at least one of those right and it would work if the motherboard was in fact operational. And we're talking about 2 different video cards here.
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post #28 of 71
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id also test the psu as well
Couldn't be PSU. If the whole rig will power up (HDD spins, fan spins, DVD-RW spins, LEDs light up) why would a bad PSU which doesn't even hook up to the video card be the problem? Come on man, help me. Not throw out random solutions irrelevant to my problem. I appreciate your help and all.
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post #29 of 71
I had a problem like this when I put my new 7800gs oc into my...ekk AGP board and it turned out that the heatsink plate on the back of the videocard was hitting the ram slot clamp forcing the videocard to not rest in the slot like it should. The next day I noticed the problem and put it in by moving the slot clamp a little and it worked fine, and my issuses were the same, everything was fine except the video card. Hope it helps
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post #30 of 71
ok sorry about that.. you try both cards correct so.. that leads to a bad mobo or possible short
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