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Thanks everyone. The reason I am pretty sure is the gfx is because my old rig is now having same symptoms. I am pulling the card out and trying it on a known working system. Will report back after that.
    
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Plugged the power cables in properly? if so and its still not working then you may have killed it with ESD
I've NEVER heard of a GPU dying from ESD. It takes a LOT more, than what they tell you, in order to do your GPU under. Seriously. A simple 'zap' has never killed a GPU in my experience.
     
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i too have recently fallen victim to this situation!

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post #14 of 31
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I have never lost a part to ESD, but I suppose it could happen... Although it is not very dry weather where I am right now...

I am just keeping my fingers crossed that it is infact the video card, as it is covered under EVGA's lifetime warranty. This will also save me the pain of futher trouble shooting... I will be able to test the card in a friends known working system who also uses the same card later this evening.

Pray that it is a dead card for me guys!
    
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If you wanted the card dead, it is a different thing......

I had FF codes before and mostly because I have to have the main GPU in the first PCIe slot. Any other slot, I get FF. From what I could gather it was some sort of BIOS option, but never got around to finding it and doing anything about it since GPU in first PCIe slot always worked. This is on a EVGA 750i SLI board with two GTX 260s.
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post #16 of 31
does it go to FF immediately? or does it cycle through and end at FF. the way you said it makes me thing the motherboard s dead.
post #17 of 31
I think it's the GPU.

Similar situation happened to me.

Try another GPU in your rig.
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does it go to FF immediately? or does it cycle through and end at FF. the way you said it makes me thing the motherboard s dead.
It cycles through the codes first, then finally stops and stays on FF. No display image though. Few more hours and I will have a chance to test and verify if its the card or not.
    
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If you wanted the card dead, it is a different thing......

I had FF codes before and mostly because I have to have the main GPU in the first PCIe slot. Any other slot, I get FF. From what I could gather it was some sort of BIOS option, but never got around to finding it and doing anything about it since GPU in first PCIe slot always worked. This is on a EVGA 750i SLI board with two GTX 260s.
I only hope that it is the GPU because that way I have the problem isolated, and EVGA will be willing to replace my card... If it is not the card, then I have no idea what to do and will prolly cry...
    
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I was putting together all my parts today (sig rig) pulling just my video card from my old rig. When I went to post for the first time my sceen was black and never displayed any image. My mobo gives the post code ff so I know it thinks it's fully functional. It will post ff regardless if I have the gpu plugged in or not. Not sure if that is normal? So I think it is my video card... The fan on it still spins but I am sure that is not a way of determining if it is functioning properly. So I tried putting my gtx 470 back into my old rig and the same thing happens. It won't display any image when I try and boot. It doesn't seem to boot to windows in the background either because I can normally hear the raptor spinning as it's booting windows but I don't hear it now. so it seems to be stuck at some bios promt or menu?

So I think I some how killed my gtx 470 during the transplant which I have no idea how... I just wanted to make sure you guys had the same conclusion as me finding the video card at fault here. Any help or suggestions are appreciated.
Do you get beeps when you turn on the system, do you hear windows booting by any chance?

*Edit*

I see you are not getting pass the post. Can you get into the BIOS at all?

Try connecting only the bare minimum components, if you can't even access the BIOS, it could be the board. Sometimes just a USB device connected can cause your PC to not go past the posting stage.
Edited by saulin - 4/12/11 at 2:47pm
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