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post #11 of 20
Id try unplugging everything but the motherboard and the GPU and try to post. If you have another PCIe slot try that as well. I've had GPU failures and the machine would at least do something.

If all else fails try rubbing a pencil eraser on the GPUs pins to clean them since having a card lay around can get dirty (like the time I dumped MtDew on a stack of parts laying on my desk). Or buy another PSU from BestBuy or somewhere just to test and return it afterwords.

In my experience most pc shops will throw it in a rig to test it for you. Go in and say you may be looking to buy another GPU since yours isnt working. See if there is a way to test yours. At least go along with them and their sales pitch and reply I'll think about it so they don't feel you've wasted their time. I'd recommend just taking your GPU in with you in a static bag so you don't look like an average jo. Most shops will be all over trying to charge a guy who removed his GPU from his case with pliers and that tried washing it in the sink because some forum said to somewhere (I used to own a shop...).
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post #12 of 20
I'd find the guy, tell him whats going on, if he says I can't help you... kick his butt.
post #13 of 20
yank out the card and see if you're PC will turn on without it if it does it may be shorting the PCI Express port i had a card do that and it did exactly what you're PC is doing
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So I of course I'm too trusting in people and bought a video card without seeing it working. I put it into my computer, and press the power button and the power light blinks once as I press it and nothing else happens.

Any ideas? Only one I could think of is that my power supply is too weak to run it, but it's 500w and the minimum on the website says 450.

Info on power supply
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/465/1/
5750 needs 85W at full load, non-overclocked
    
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Originally Posted by noobishness View Post
5750 needs 85W at full load, non-overclocked
his 500 watt more than enough power for a 5750.
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post #16 of 20
Unless it is a "Dynex/Rocketfish" or other terrible PSU. Just because it's rated at 500W doesn't mean it is providing. It is also possible to have a faulty PSU and it still boot the system under low loads.
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Originally Posted by zorrobyte View Post
Unless it is a "Dynex/Rocketfish" or other terrible PSU. Just because it's rated at 500W doesn't mean it is providing. It is also possible to have a faulty PSU and it still boot the system under low loads.
Its an Ultra I would see if it boots without the card. If it does try another PSU or see if you can get someone else to test it out.
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post #18 of 20
As others have stated, you should at least get to the boot screen.

Try putting your old card back in?

If you're getting absolutely nothing on the screen, also leads me to believe it's just not feeding it the proper amount of power to even display anything.
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post #19 of 20
Did you connect the 6-pin power connector to the GPU?
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post #20 of 20
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Ya, it starts up fine when I don't have a GPU in or I put my card in either PCI-E slot. Also tried unplugging everything I don't need and still nothing happens when I press the power button. I'll try taking it to a local computer store (Microcenter) and see if they can test it out for me.

Thanks for all the advice!
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