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Joshua Mitchell Dec 29, 2009, 08:00pm EST Report Abuse


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G. G. Dec 29, 2009, 09:11pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Bad video card or power supply.
Joshua.....

Well, you pretty much covered all the steps.... Since your system worked with a different video card.... and the problem resumed as soon as you reinstalled the 5870... I would have to say that it is your video card. But you are correct that the PCIe connector for the gpu could somehow be an issue... you could get a couple of those molex to pcie power connector converters and see if that works...


But at this point.... its probably your video card.

By the way... the nv9800 uses the pcie power connectors.. yeah??? so if card works... the power works...


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LEntless Dec 29, 2009, 09:22pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Bad video card or power supply.
Pretty much what G.G. has said. It seems hard to believe case fans could even do anything to your system, let alone your video card.

Try testing some parts in a buddies system, if possible.

I'm wondering if ESD was somehow related in this? Static can build up even after you touch the case and let go. The only guaranteed way of completely eliminating ESD is wearing a static strap, or keeping a body part on the case at ALL times.

Hopefully everything works out okay for you!

Intel Q6600 @ 3.1 GHz | Gigabyte Radeon HD 6850 | 2GB OCZ DDR2 800 mhz | Seagate 320 GB | AuzenTech X-Fi Forte 7.1

Joshua Mitchell Dec 29, 2009, 09:23pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Bad video card or power supply.
Thanks for the response.

I'm sorry I got the numbers backwards, I installed a nvidia 8900 to test, so no PCIe power connectors to the PSU. Sorry for the confusion, but thanks for the response.

LEntless Dec 29, 2009, 09:25pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Bad video card or power supply.
No problem. In that case, both could easily be the issue. Try to get another system to work with when you get the video card back...

Intel Q6600 @ 3.1 GHz | Gigabyte Radeon HD 6850 | 2GB OCZ DDR2 800 mhz | Seagate 320 GB | AuzenTech X-Fi Forte 7.1



 

    
 
 

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