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I just got my card a couple hours ago and I cannot get it to work. It will display all the way up until windows loads then its just a black screen. Also, the blower fan for it barely spins when i start up the computer. I have no integrated graphics and I used driver cleaner pro to get rid of my old ati drivers. I have a 500w Antec SmartPower 2.0. This power supply should be enough for this card.

Also, when this card is installed, the computer doesnt always start up. It doesnt even load bios sometimes. What could cause the problems so I can fix it?
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post #2 of 12
The blank screen during post is something i was afflicted with on my 780i before it died with my GX2's. I think it's a Bios issue....Because i popped them into a 680i and it started straight up.

As for your GTX it's the first time i have heard of a similar issue.

A Blank screen during load is driver related i would have thought. Your PSU is enough for one GTX that's for sure.
 
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post #3 of 12
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Should I try a newer bios if I can find one?
This is an Asus P5B deluxe WIFI/ap.
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Should I try a newer bios if I can find one?
This is an Asus P5B deluxe WIFI/ap.
If your comfortable with doing a Bios flash give it a go.

Before that though, return your CPU to stock speeds and see what happens. Maybe your overloading a rail on your PSU.
 
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post #5 of 12
I'd say that potentially its your psu. It is suggested that you need at least 20amps on your 12volt rail for the 9800gtx but you have 17, and 19. With your oc on your cpu and everything else, you might be pushing it.

Just a suggestion.
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So you all think I should get a new PSU? Which one would you reccomend? I needs to be pretty cheap.
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post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by BloodThirstyEmu View Post
So you all think I should get a new PSU? Which one would you reccomend? I needs to be pretty cheap.
Initially i thought your PSU would be fine, but upon reading up on it's amperage you may be at it's limits.

Corsair 620 would be good.

 
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post #8 of 12
stupid question here but gotta ask....do u have both the 6pin and the 8pin plugged in on the card?
post #9 of 12
cheap and good doesnt really mix.
I recommend a PC power and cooling PSU

Here's a link of the PSU's

you should really invest in good PSU. you can use it again anyways
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post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by dranom View Post
cheap and good doesnt really mix.
I recommend a PC power and cooling PSU

Here's a link of the PSU's

you should really invest in good PSU. you can use it again anyways
and since when have corsair psu's been crap? there some of the best psu's.
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