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Infinite Rebooting

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#1 Methost


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Posted 01 September 2007 - 08:52 PM

Today, my 6600GT died. I turned on my PC and got the motherboards voice warning that I had an AGP error. I checked and sure enough, my GPU was dead. So I went and got a new 8500GT and installed it. Now the voice warning is gone, but my pc does an infinite reboot. It just shows that my new GPU is 512mb, then shows the motherboard splash screen for about half a second .. then restarts. I cant even get in to BIOS or safe mode. Now I guess my options are to return the video card in hopes that I just got a bad one or try a new power supply. I have a 450w and the card calls for a 300w ... so I should be good there. I guess there could be a motherboard problem as well. Anyone have any thoughts on the matter?

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Edited by Methost, 01 September 2007 - 08:54 PM.

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 10:33 PM

Ok, did you check to make sure that your motherboard supports pci express because if you were using a agp graphics card port it may not have a pci-e slot as most newer cards like the 8 series use pci-e
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Posted 02 September 2007 - 12:15 AM

Hi Methost, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

How are you trying to access the BIOS? If you are getting past the POST you should be able to access the BIOS.

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 04:54 AM

Thanks for the replies. Yes, its a pci-e motherboard.

@ dc3 - I'm holding down the DEL key as instructed by the Motherboard splash screen that I can see for about .02 seconds before reboot.

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 08:42 AM

Did you check and see if the card needs an aditional power connector on the top of the card?

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