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post #1 of 15
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So I set it all up.

650tx psu
amd phenom x4 965 be
asus crosshair formula iv
8gb jaw(something) ram
500gb brand new hdd
9650 xfx

I have tried everything, every part is brand new just got it in today and I have no video. it turns on and purrs sounds so good! I just get nothing on the display I even have a new 24" asus montior lol. I tried switch pci-e slots and i checked all power connections, just no picture! I tried dvi and hdmi no luck...

Any advice? (I do not get post because of no screen)
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post #2 of 15
Do you have another video card ? XFX 9650?

I would also check the northbridge and see if its overheating..
post #3 of 15
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nothing even comes on and no i dont. I dont even have another pc to check it on, just moved home from another state so everything is being shipped this is my new pc so I am kind of effed right now lol. Nothing is hot
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post #4 of 15
Red DRAM lights on on the motherboard, if so you have the same mobo as me and many peoples mobo's since christmas have been having issues like this, Push the ram in with force lay the pc on its side, and boot it, it should work then, but it's kinda annoying i had to do that or i couldnt boot anything.
    
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post #5 of 15
Do you have extreme or formula version? On the extreme version you have to flip the switch for the PCI-E lane you want to use to enable. Saw in title you have formula. Also which connections are you using for monitor, hdmi? DVI? And did you mean 6950? I don't recall a 9650 video card.
Edited by jfizz84 - 2/11/11 at 4:22pm
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post #6 of 15
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sorry lol yah xfx 6950 typo. I am trying both dvi ports and hdmi nothing, tried on tv and on monitor.

**** **** **** it was the ram LOL
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post #7 of 15
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O M F G i meant lol sdg;khgskh;hgs;khkg; it works!!! I love you all so much haha. Time to see this baby work!

Anyone have any recommendations on unlocking the 6950 to 6970 is it safe and is there a guide?
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post #8 of 15
Yes there is a guide and I will grab it one sec. I flashed both of mine but don't use a 6970 BIOS there is a modded 6950 BIOS that has shaders unlocked. Its kind of unstable to use 6970 BIOS.
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post #9 of 15
Here is the guide...

http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/...ng/vidcard/159

Let me see if I can find that good BIOS that I used.

EDIT: Added BIOS and make sure you change name of BIOS when unlocking to whatever the name is you save it as.
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post #10 of 15
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okay I just dont want to fry anything or yeah. lol.
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