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Is my Card DOA or is the Mobo?

Card is DOA
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Mobo is bad
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Not enough power!
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Postby acsguitar » Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:08 pm

So my 7800gt appears to be a paper weight.

Its an xfx 7800gt. I have heard that although this card performs the best XFX makes alot of bunk cards.

When I put it in the PCIE slot it is not detected at all by my computer.
I have set it to PCIE as the primary graphics adapter in my bios.

My mobo has an AGP slot and a PCIE slot. The card is PCIE.
My mobo is a Asrock Dual Sata

Here are the issues that I'm thinking

1. Card is Doa
2. Mobo PCIE slot is dead
3. Not getting enough juice.

Now I think its getting enough juice I have all the power cables plugged in and a 550w+ power supply thats pretty decent.

The fan is spining on the card so I think the power is working.

Anyways I'm ticked that it didn't work. i couldn't bring myself to even play games with my new monitor without having the big card in.

So I'm bringing my card into a computer shop at lunch to see if they can get it to run. Then I'll know if it is the card or my mobo. I'm hoping its my mobo so I can play today!

Life is cruel my friends
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Postby wrveres » Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:11 pm

tony is winning
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Postby acsguitar » Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:13 pm

wrveres wrote:tony is winning


Yea you made my day!!

After the horror of a dead piece of expensive equiptment you have cheered me up.

Thanks
Wveres

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Postby Yoda » Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:21 pm

It's proly your mobo if it's not detected at all.
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Postby wrveres » Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:24 pm

acsguitar wrote:
wrveres wrote:tony is winning


Yea you made my day!!

After the horror of a dead piece of expensive equiptment you have cheered me up.

Thanks
Wveres

hey by the way what age did your saints stop eating the whole house?


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Postby Coppermine » Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:26 pm

I think the most likely cause is your card being DOA.
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Postby acsguitar » Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:31 pm

Coppermine wrote:I think the most likely cause is your card being DOA.


So we have 1 for DOA and 1 for Mobo.

I'm thinking its DOA myself but I'll report my findings by the end of the day!
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Postby Coppermine » Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:33 pm

Have you used yoru PCIE slot before? If so, it's almost certainly the card. If you've never used it, then perhaps it could be the mobo, but it doesn't seem logical. Is there a way to test the card in another computer?
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Postby acsguitar » Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:41 pm

Coppermine wrote:Have you used yoru PCIE slot before? If so, it's almost certainly the card. If you've never used it, then perhaps it could be the mobo, but it doesn't seem logical. Is there a way to test the card in another computer?


I've used the AGP slot but never the PCIE slot. I'm brining the card over to Microcenter or PC Club to see if they can throw it in a board and bring it up. Seems to me the card is dead. When you have dead ram it doesn't detect it just like this. Beeps as if there is nothing there at all.
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Postby Coppermine » Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:43 pm

acsguitar wrote:
Coppermine wrote:Have you used yoru PCIE slot before? If so, it's almost certainly the card. If you've never used it, then perhaps it could be the mobo, but it doesn't seem logical. Is there a way to test the card in another computer?


I've used the AGP slot but never the PCIE slot. I'm brining the card over to Microcenter or PC Club to see if they can throw it in a board and bring it up. Seems to me the card is dead. When you have dead ram it doesn't detect it just like this. Beeps as if there is nothing there at all.


Yeah, only with RAM, you have a test slot. With this your best bet would be trying it out in a different PC.

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