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I've been using the XFX HD 4850 1GB for about a week now, it worked perfectly. I turned it on today and I see the boot up screen and everything, I go into the BIOS and changed my boot priority to my DVD drive so I could reinstall my windows OS and then I saved and exited. Upon exiting, the system restarts and suddenly the HD4850 fan turns on to 100%(which is pretty loud) and it doesn't stop nor does any video show up on my screen. There's also a red light that stays lit on my GPU. Before the light was never on. Is my 4850 dead? I bought the XFX HD 4850 1GB from someone here on OCN recently. I also tested the system with my old 3650 and the video shows up fine.
Edited by mixxwell - 3/13/11 at 3:32pm
    
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Check if the card is properly seated on the board, and the power connector too. the card won't just die from rebooting. If needed, take off your mobo and test the system outside the case.
My 4850 doesn't get very well seated on the PCI-e slot beacuse of my case, i have to leave it a bit loose so it works properly
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Well I just tried that and it still won't work. The fan is still going 100% loudly, and the red LED light stays lit, no video, etc. :\\ I've tried everything but I can't seem to get it to work. The red LED that stays lit is labeled on the gpu as the D1601, there's also another red LED which is labeled D1602 which lights up first then turns off and the D1601 light turns on.
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Can you connect your monitor to the onboard display output and boot into windows to see if the GPU is detected? i doubt that, but unless you have another PC where you can try the card you may need to contact the seller and ask if the card have done this before...
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Alright I'll try that right now. And I'll also contact the seller.
    
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The loud fan on the 4850 got annoying so I just took it off and plugged my monitor into the onboard video. Everything is working fine so I'm guessing it's just the 4850. I'm awaiting a reply from the seller.

& also I did a little research on the red LED's:
D1601 - Over temp protection enabled
D1602 - EXT 12V fault

All my settings are stock on my system so I don't know why it's saying that it's overheating.
Edited by mixxwell - 3/13/11 at 6:08pm
    
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The loud fan on the 4850 got annoying so I just took it off and plugged my monitor into the onboard video. Everything is working fine so I'm guessing it's just the 4850. I'm awaiting a reply from the seller.

& also I did a little research on the red LED's:
D1601 - Over temp protection enabled
D1602 - EXT 12V fault

All my settings are stock on my system so I don't know why it's saying that it's overheating.
Happened to my Sapphire 4890. Had Cold boot issues and had to RMA it. Hope everything works out fine for you.
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What kind of PSU do you have? It might not be able to handle it anymore, not supplying stable power on the 12v rail, looking at that error. You might try another cable for it, or even better another PSU before you decide the card is faulty.
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I have an OCZ StealthXStream 500W. But I plugged the 4850 into my old HP Pavilion and it works fine. So I think it's cause it wasn't properly seated on my other mobo.
    
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