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Mobo won't boot with card in 1st PCI-e slot

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Finally got my RMA'd 780i back from evga (which was quite beat up.. bent pins, thermal paste all over the board, etc..), set it all up and I kept getting the error code 26 with no video signal, so I reseated everything, started from scratch, still nothing. So I tried moving my video card from slot 1 to slot 2 and now it will display video. I'd like to get the first slot working because I'm running SLI on 9600gt's. Any recommendations on how to fix this problem? I'll be tinkering with it in the mean time.

I've reset the cmos, and also removed the battery for close to an hour and I still receive this error.

EVGA said they would cross-ship me another board and pay return shipping, so hopefully this one will work.. I'll keep toying with this board because I really don't want to wait any longer.
Edited by smm298 - 6/26/08 at 4:41pm
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I kept getting the error code 26 with no video signal

I've reset the cmos, and also removed the battery for close to an hour and I still receive this error.
Most BIOSs have a setting for which slot to use for the primary (boot) video card. The choices are usualy PCIe1, PCIe2 or PCI.

No, you didn't reset the BIOS. The procedure you mentioned above is incorrect.
Unplug the PSU from The Wall
Remove the battery
Switch the jumper
wait 2-3 minutes (usually 10 seconds is enough though)
Put everything back.
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Yes, I have done that, several times. Just because I didn't outline the process, doesn't mean I didn't do it.
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Yes, I have done that, several times. Just because I didn't outline the process, doesn't mean I didn't do it.
lolpwnt.

It could be (I don't know if you've considered it) that your mobo came back to you with a dead PCI-E slot.
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I'm assuming it did come with a bad PCI-E slot when it worked in the second slot and not the first, EVGA support team gandered and kind of implied it. I then asked why they didn't test it and he kind of changed the subject.
Edited by smm298 - 6/26/08 at 10:32pm
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