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If the comptuer doesn't display anything on screen, then it isn't posting. it is powering up but not posting.
Why did you wear gloves, you probably shocked the card or something. You aren't suppose to wear gloves. you want to be able to touch the case and other such parts so they ground out with you.
I was under the impression that the post sound means it's posted. I wear gloves when handling all my hardware to prevent any ESD, i'm not talking about snow gloves or anything just the thin doctors gloves.
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I was under the impression that the post sound means it's posted. I wear gloves when handling all my hardware to prevent any ESD, i'm not talking about snow gloves or anything just the thin doctors gloves.
no, just because it makes sound doesn't mean it is posted, things coming on the screen means it posted.
Think about that statement for a second, what happens when you rub a balloon on something? static, then you touch a grounded case with it.

you very well might have fried your card, stop wearing those gloves.
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Yeah going to stop wearing them and get some anti static gloves. Anyone else chime in?
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NO, just don't wear gloves at all. Your best bet is just to make sure you have contact with the metal on the card at all times, and ground yourself with the case before touching any parts inside the case.

I have built computers on carpet in my socks and pajamas before, i just make sure you keep myself grounded with the case and I don't have an issue.
If you are that worried about then get an anti static bracelet, which basically keeps your electrically connected the the case all the time.
http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CDAQ8gIwAA#
post #15 of 55
Possibly over-tightened the new heatsink and killed the DVI ports. Try the HDMI or DP outs.
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Possibly over-tightened the new heatsink and killed the DVI ports. Try the HDMI or DP outs.
How does this make any sense at all? The DVI port and the HDMI port are drive from the same source.
From the logic you have stated, by overtightening the screws he killed the clock for the DVI ports since a DVI port requires a clock generator to run.

i don't feel like looking up the exact terms.
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How does this make any sense at all? The DVI port and the HDMI port are drive from the same source.
From the logic you have stated, by overtightening the screws he killed the clock for the DVI ports since a DVI port requires a clock generator to run.

i don't feel like looking up the exact terms.
Feel free to look up the number of people who have killed the ports by over-tightening aftermarket coolers. it's not a matter of destroying a clockgen, but rather the physical traces in the PCB. Try not to sound so condescending next time you comment on something you clearly haven't researched.
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How does this make any sense at all? The DVI port and the HDMI port are drive from the same source.
From the logic you have stated, by overtightening the screws he killed the clock for the DVI ports since a DVI port requires a clock generator to run.

i don't feel like looking up the exact terms.
There are many examples of ATI cards DVI ports getting killed by overtightening with AccleroXtreme coolers but HDMI still works.
    
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Gonna go out and get a hdmi cable a bit later and test it out.
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There are many examples of ATI cards DVI ports getting killed by overtightening with AccleroXtreme coolers but HDMI still works.
that seems extremely odd, considering that the heatsink presses on the GPU and if you overtighten that it would kill the gpu, not just the DVI ports.
But if it has happened before, i guess it can't hurt trying.
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