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post #1 of 25
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Hi,

Just put a 4870 into my rig, made sure all old nvidia drivers had gone, and now when I turn on, red lights come on the card for a split second then go, everything posts and displays fine, but when I actually get into xp the computer restarts and the cards fan goes mad, like 100% speed.

It boots in safe mode, but when I go to install the drivers it says there isnt an ATi card in my PC, there isnt a supported product, even though its dosplaying through the 4870!

Any ideas please help.

Thanks.
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post #2 of 25
Have u tried different drivers ?
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post #3 of 25
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Thats the thing, I cant get onto the internet to try and get them, as safe mode wont let me and I cant do anything in normal mode, ill transfer 8.7 via. USB.

Its really really hot, may it be shutting down due to overheating as the fan really does blow hard when its shutting down.
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post #4 of 25
I know my 4870 runs arround 80c idle or load I think spec temp is 115c and i don't think there is any way u r gettin near that.
Is your 4870 a HIS ? they had a bad batch of cards.
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post #5 of 25
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No its a sapphire card.

Hmm its really really odd its totally fine in safe mode, displays and wont restart, but wont let me install the drivers, it says there isnt a compatible card or something along those lines.
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post #6 of 25
Got all the power cables in ok?
post #7 of 25
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Yeah all power cables are in correctly, I made sure all of that was correct.
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post #8 of 25
uninstall all the driver, reboot, reinstall again.

If its too hot try removing your side panel and check wether or not its running fine
     
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post #9 of 25
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uninstall all the driver, reboot, reinstall again.

If its too hot try removing your side panel and check wether or not its running fine
I cant even install the drivers, why does it not restart in safe mode and does restart in normal mode.

All that happens is it loads the OS fine, once on the desktop it just goes after a few seconds, the fan just goes to 100% spin for a few seconds then it stops, goes back to normal speed, this just repeats as long as you keep the pc on.
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post #10 of 25
Are you sure you uninstalled all of the nvidia program ? Ntune, etc ?
     
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