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I FINALLY got my Q6600 and 9800GTX in the mail today.
1 Problem

The comp wont post with the 9800 in it. It posts fine with my 7800GTX in it though...
I dont think the card is dead because it just sits at a black screen, theres no crazy colours or staticy screen to go with it. Just wont post at all.

Any suggestions? This is really depressing the hell outta me......
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Hmm...weird. I'd say you do actually have a bad card on your hands since your 7800 works without any problems. Do you get any POST beeps at all or is just dead in the water?

Oh, and do you have the PCI-E power connector properly connected?

All video cards draw some current from your motherboard through the PCI-E slot but with the addtion of the PCI-E power connector from your PSU it means power hungry cards can now get the juice they need.
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Yea, everything is hooked up correctly, adn theres no beeps no nothing, just a black screen.
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post #4 of 17
And the 7800GTX has a PCI-E power connector too so since I'm assuming you're using the same one on both cards that wouldn't be the problem. Do you have another rig that you could install the 9800 in?

At this point I'm leaning towards a bad card but I hate going through an RMA if it isn't needed.
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I have another rig, but its a long ways away from where i am.....

The other comp im running in this house is an AGP machine. Though im wondering if i should try and use a 2x 4pin molex to 6pin to see if its my second PCI-E connector... the 9800 takes two.
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Im noticing something strange when the 98 is plugged in...

My keyboard, mouse and joystick dont get power at all. They do when the 7800 is plugged in. the led's in my G15 flash, and the Saitek icon on my joystick turns blue. The mouse Optics usually blink red too. None of this happens with the 98 in the PCI-E slot when i hit the power button.
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post #7 of 17
If you only have 1 PCIe power plug in its not going to work. You need to have both plugged in.
    
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post #8 of 17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Arjy View Post
If you only have 1 PCIe power plug in its not going to work. You need to have both plugged in.
They are both plugged in. I said that earlier in the post (not directly, however). But any ideas on why none of the peripherals power on with it plugged in?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by [FDG]Explosion View Post
They are both plugged in. I said that earlier in the post (not directly, however). But any ideas on why none of the peripherals power on with it plugged in?
Hmm it kind of sounds like a bad card, if its shorting things out when you plug it in.
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Look at this thread:
http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...ng-thread.html
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