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Windows 7: i think my brand new VIDEO CARD is broken

29 Jul 2009   #21
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Yes. I cannot find any specs on the PSU to check. Only sales. And not in USA.

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29 Jul 2009   #22
Antman

 

Kuya, bear with us. We are trying to determine if your power supply is the culprit.

One question not asked - R U sure that your monitor input is properly selected (assuming multiple inputs).
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29 Jul 2009   #23
Antman

 

And, please input your complete and detail specs into your user profile. It is bothersome to scroll the page up and down to read a post instead of a profile.
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29 Jul 2009   #24
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

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29 Jul 2009   #25
edrik

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

in other words my vid cards were too much for the psu ?

what if i use only one video card ?
will my rig start up ?


by any chance... would this incident (the PSU not supplying enough wattage thing) damage any parts of my unit ?
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29 Jul 2009   #26
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edrik View Post
in other words my vid cards were too much for the psu ?

what if i use only one video card ?
will my rig start up ?


by any chance... would this incident (the PSU not supplying enough wattage thing) damage any parts of my unit ?
I beleive you could cause damage if they are not getting the required power, so have you tried to remove a card yet to see if it boots?
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29 Jul 2009   #27
Antman

 

Sorry. Gotta go. Good luck. Good work, Grim.
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29 Jul 2009   #28
edrik

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
I beleive you could cause damage if they are not getting the required power, so have you tried to remove a card yet to see if it boots?

oh no !!

i havent tried removing a card yet.. since i dont even know how to..

any tips on how to remove it safely ?

maybe my motherboard got fried ?
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29 Jul 2009   #29
edrik

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

it's ok with me if the PSU breaks.. just not the other parts...


should have said this earlier...

when i first installed my new rig with my current monitor
the monitor didn't start... it says it's not getting any signal...
so i rebooted a couple of times changing from 1 video card to another until it turns on..

after doing so i (rendered) in revit architecture (that's 3d rendering)
the next morning i can't open my monitor *it says no signal*

so i restarted my unit and gladly it worked...
after a few hours on my project.. the monitor turned off saying it has no signal... i just finished installing drivers at that time (i was installing drivers while i was doing my project)..

then after that i hit the reset button on the cpu.. but the monitor still didn't start.
so i changed again to the other video card hoping it would work..
gladly it worked... but i after checking in device manager... only 1 video card was detected..
so i shutdown the computer and checked the motherboard if the video card fits perfectly..
after doing so... my monitor didn't open on boot.. (once again no signal)

now im doing my project on a slower system which is really stressful since my project is big and "Revit Architecture" takes up too many resources... it takes my slower unit 3 seconds to respond everytime i hit a command..
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29 Jul 2009   #30
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

It's not hard to remove a card, just get a Philips screw driver (posi drive the one with the cross on it) and open the side panel (make sure the power is turned off and power disconnected from the computer).

Remove the monitor cable from the card and remove the retaining screw from the card attaching it to the chassis.

To remove the card from the motherboard you will need to release the clip positioned at the front of the card on the PCI slot (the end that you have your power connectors) and it should now lift straight out.

Place the card on a non metallic and non static surface.

Once you have done that reconnect the monitor to the remaining Video card and connect the power cables.

You will also notice a small round battery on the motherboard which is for the CMOS (Bios configuration), it may be worth removing the battery while the power is disconnected and leaving it out for a couple of minutes and then insert it again.

Now boot your computer and tell us the result.
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