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#1 karthik upadhya

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 11:20 PM

Dear All,

I recently bought an NVIDIA GeForce 6600 PCIe Graphics card for my comp.

I have an intel 915GAV Mobo with a PCIe x16 Slot.

http://support.intel.com/support/motherboa...15gav/index.htm

When I put the graphics card in its place, the bios makes 2 short beeps and 8 long Beeps and the system wont boot. I checked my mobo bios codes which meant 8 beeps is a video card problem. :thumbsup:

But this gfx card seems to work on an Asus k8n mobo.

Also, i have tried other gfx cards belonging to my friends on my comp and they work perfectly. there seems to be a problem only with that gfx card and my mobo.

I use the latest version of my BIOS also.

I have no idea as to what could be the problem :flowers:

Any help regarding this will be greatly appreciated

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Karthik

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 11:53 PM

Use of the 1x4 power connection is recommended
with ATX12V power supplies with 2x10 connections when using PCI Express video cards that can
consume up to 75 W. Figure 24 shows the location of the power connectors.


page 48 of your manual
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#3 karthik upadhya

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 02:13 AM

Thx Chewy for ur super fast reply :thumbsup:

I checked my mobo and it seems that both the 1x4 connector and 2x2 connector is already plugged into the mobo...

I have a 400W power supply. Do u think thats enough... or could the PSU be faulty ???

Also the comp with AMD Processor and asus k8n mobo has only 400W power supply and the gfx card works there.

Thx again for ur valuable advice and co operation

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 03:19 AM

Did you install the drivers?

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 03:32 AM

Do you think i should install the drivers before plugging in the gfx card???

if so, i have not done that....

I will try now....

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 04:38 AM

Thx for your time and effort Dachew,

I was unable to install the drivers...

The installation ended saying "There was no compatible H/W found"

this is becoz i hav not plugged in the gfx card and the default is the onboard intel gfx card.

But i cant install the drivers after plugging in the gfx card coz the system wont boot....

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 04:48 AM

If you have onboard graphics you may need to enable the PCI-E card by either a jumper on the motherboard or in the BIOS, check in you owners manual to see what is suggested.

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 06:47 AM

Thx for your reply.

My Manual says that when a PCIe gfx card is plugged in, the bios automatically makes the necessary settings.

However, even when i disable the onboard gfx and try, it gives the same error

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 08:47 AM

well all this is just educated guessing, I downloaded and skimmed your manual so that reference to the power connectors and the 75watt pci-e seemed the best place to start, another issue that might explain what is happening is when you tighten the screw down in your computer, the alignment is loosening the contacts in the slot. Leave the screw slightly loose and press the card in firmly last. Some cases and cards don't match up quite perfectly(align). Also it's possible that your power supply is a crappy 400 watt and your friends is a good 400 watt, claimed wattage is useless unless you couple it with a brand, some companies lie or exaggerate, usually the power output goes down with age and abuse and a computer starts to draw more as parts wear and get dirty.

you could test by disconnecting case fans, hard drives, optical drives etc and just see if you can get a post display.

I did notice something weird about a special jumper setting for changing settings in bios, never seen that before, but i stay away from Intel boards as a general rule and lately have even more reasons to put them on my sh1te list.

Edited by DaChew, 21 December 2007 - 08:51 AM.

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 12:59 PM

Well...did you try the other way and put your card in one of your friends' known good systems?

Everything new doesn't necessarily work properly, although we would like to believe that it does.

Eliminate the doubt, try the card in another system.

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 01:29 PM

thx hamluis and dachew.

I have tried the gfx card in another comp and it works fine there.....

Maybe i ll try changing the PSU....

if that does not work, i think i need to change the mobo.....

Dachew is right.... INtel MOBOs Suck!!!!

I should have taken an Asus or something :thumbsup:

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 01:33 PM

Well...IIRC...you said that other cards work in your motherboard. And you say that card works in other motherboards.

The PSU sounds like a logical candidate to me...

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 02:00 PM

when I get desperate(out of ideas) I move memory around, contemplate a bios flash, and even pull out the tin foil hat
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Posted 21 December 2007 - 09:22 PM

thx everybody for your advice....


I have tried everything with the memory and bios....
yet to find a new PSU
Also, i tested the pcie slot a long time back.... so am not sure that works....

I am planning to take it to the place where i bought it....

Thx all for your Help.

PS: Is there anyway of thanking all of u (like reputation points etc...)

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 12:50 PM

You just successfully thanked everyone who tried to be helpful, words are enough here :thumbsup:.

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