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  New GPU. Computer won't boot. 2 short beeps, 1 long. 
 
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Christoffer Nielsen Apr 08, 2013, 10:02am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Apr 08, 2013, 10:04am EDT

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Hi

First I'd like to just say forgive me, I'm an utter newbie when it comes to hardware and tech, so I was hoping someone here could help me out.

Just bought a radeon 7870, really only concerned if it could fit in my pci port or not. Not thinking it would be as huge as it was. But I managed to somehow fit it into my case and plug it in. Without it touching other parts, only hdd cables.

anyway, now it won't boot up. It gives me 2 short beeps and 1 long while informing me that there is no video signal. The fans on the card is running, which shows it has at least power. it's only plugged into the pci port, no other cables came with the card. I was wondering if I had overlooked anything major? Something stupid maybe.

anyway, thanks in advance =)

oh and my psu has a max output of 460 watts apparently, I think that should be enough.


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Dr. Peaceful Apr 08, 2013, 10:13am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: New GPU. Computer won't boot. 2 short beeps, 1 long.
You've got a monster of a card, there. ;) It needs 500W PSU or more, see below. Plus don't forget to plug the additional power plug (6 pins) to the card.

http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/7000/7870/Page...870.aspx#2

Christoffer Nielsen Apr 08, 2013, 10:19am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: New GPU. Computer won't boot. 2 short beeps, 1 long.
thank you for the clarification. =)

yeah, didn't know about the pins. *facepalm* really it needs 500? Wow. Also my psu seems to only have one 6 pin cable, when the card requires two. What I gather from this then is that I need a new psu.

Naveen Goud Apr 08, 2013, 04:50pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: New GPU. Computer won't boot. 2 short beeps, 1 long.
Hello,

Usually, with the kind of beeps it can be concluded that there is a hardware error. May be it is incompatibility of the card with the MOBO or the RAM on the system. I also have a suspicion that your video card will work on your present hardware architecture.

It would have been good, if you specified your system configuration……Who suggested this card to you?


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kOrny Apr 08, 2013, 05:13pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: New GPU. Computer won't boot. 2 short beeps, 1 long.
Christoffer Nielsen said:
thank you for the clarification. =)

yeah, didn't know about the pins. *facepalm* really it needs 500? Wow. Also my psu seems to only have one 6 pin cable, when the card requires two. What I gather from this then is that I need a new psu.

yes:cool:

Christoffer Nielsen Apr 08, 2013, 07:27pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Apr 08, 2013, 07:28pm EDT

 
>> Re: New GPU. Computer won't boot. 2 short beeps, 1 long.
oh yes, I'm sorry.
HDD: 750 gb sata.
ram: 16 gb kingston hyperx ddr3 (2x8)
the old gpu: nvidia Geforce gt 230m.
cpu: this is really embarrasing, but I can't remember exactly. and I can't boot up to check. I'm not really a tech guy, but I believe it's an intel quad core, 2.60 ghz. But I'm not sure.
the motherboard: I don't know either, I*m sorry =/

Maybe it helps if I say the machine is 4 years old. Pretty expensive when I bought it and that it's an HP pavilion elite model.

No one recommend that card to me. I was told by a friend to make sure that I bought a pci express x16 card. And I asked him if he thought this card was good and he said yes. So the mistake lies solely with me and my rushed decision.





mothow Apr 09, 2013, 09:17pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Apr 09, 2013, 09:17pm EDT

 
>> Re: New GPU. Computer won't boot. 2 short beeps, 1 long.
your power supply isnt strong enough.Not if its the stock HP pavilion elite's power supply

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Dr. Peaceful Apr 10, 2013, 12:28pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: New GPU. Computer won't boot. 2 short beeps, 1 long.
HP Pavilions are known to use generic and cheap Spakle PSUs. No to say that the supplier Sparkle Power ( http://www.sparklepower.com/ ) doesn't have better quality products, but the ones use by HP and other PC brands are aimed for cost saving.

You don't want your expensive video card to SPARKLE with your PSU, do you?! XD It's a pretty ironical name for a power supply... ;)


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