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Windows 7: Please help !!

15 Sep 2010   #1
vross

Windows 7
 
 
Please help !!

* this is not a problem with windows

Ok so yesterday i finally got my new graphics card and some why
When i plug it in and into the power supply and turn the PC on..... it turns on and
after about 4 seconds beeps and nothing comes up on the screen.
It seems that the graphics card it self is working fine the fans are rotating but
it doesn't show any thing i think it has some thing to do with the motherboard.
So any ideas on what to do ?

BTW here are me specs :

Motherboard - P55A-UD3
Ram - 4GB Kingston
Graphics card - GeForce 470 GTX (GAINWARD 1GB)
500 GB Hard drive
550W power supply


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15 Sep 2010   #2
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Welcome To Seven Forums. Award Bios Beep Codes BiosCentral - Award BIOS Beep Codes Is saying something is not right with your video card.

1. It could need to be re-seated and the power supply plugs checked that they are in properly.
2. Inadequate power supply to the card
3. The card arrived D.O.A. Believe me when I say this happens just read some reviews of any card.

First try re-seating the card and the power plugs.Also check the DVI/VGA cable to and from the card.
Then if possible try it in another system. If you have a friends or one you can use.

Also You are trying to use a GTX 470 with only a 500W power supply. The Evga requires a minimum of 550W but it's the amps on the +12v rail that count this card says it needs 38Amps.

So if the card is plugged in properly and seated fully, then I would suspect your power supply doesn't qualify to run that card. Evga's details http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-550-_-Product

Gainwards PDF doesn't list the power supply requirements but I'd say it's safe to expect them to be the same. http://www.gainward.com/main/product...4bd9.pdf?s=838 Fabe
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15 Sep 2010   #3
vross

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
Welcome To Seven Forums. Award Bios Beep Codes BiosCentral - Award BIOS Beep Codes Is saying something is not right with your video card.

1. It could need to be re-seated and the power supply plugs checked that they are in properly.
2. Inadequate power supply to the card
3. The card arrived D.O.A. Believe me when I say this happens just read some reviews of any card.

First try re-seating the card and the power plugs.Also check the DVI/VGA cable to and from the card.
Then if possible try it in another system. If you have a friends or one you can use.

Also You are trying to use a GTX 470 with only a 500W power supply. The Evga requires a minimum of 550W but it's the amps on the +12v rail that count this card says it needs 38Amps.

So if the card is plugged in properly and seated fully, then I would suspect your power supply doesn't qualify to run that card. Evga's details Newegg.com - EVGA 012-P3-1470-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Gainwards PDF doesn't list the power supply requirements but I'd say it's safe to expect them to be the same. http://www.gainward.com/main/product...4bd9.pdf?s=838 Fabe
Ok so i have fixed the problem and it didnt have any thing to do with the motherbaord or bad connection, i forgot to plug both power cables into the card
i had 1 cable that came with the card and it didnt work so i found 2 of these coming out of the power supply and i pluged them in and now every thing works
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15 Sep 2010   #4
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Thanks for posting back. Fabe
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