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#1 dranged

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 10:29 PM

Well today I got my parts which included 6 120mm fans 1 80mm fan a fan controller and another 8800gt so I can SLI with the other one I currently have already installed.

Today I started to put the card in. First I went to device manager and uninstall the display adapter and it continued on to uninstall the current evga drivers I had. After that I power down and took apart my computer to get ready to install the video card. I took the Selector card out of my Asus mobo and inverted it like it says so the it says Double on the other side Posted Image

I then plugged the other PCI-e connector into my new video card and seated it in place, and then put the SLI bridge on the two cards on. I was all done so I powered up my computer and it doesn't even recognize my LCD screen or something because it just stays blank and the power button on the LCD blinks. I tryed a different monitor and got the same results. I coninued on to try all kinds of different things like switching back to a single card, still no luck...I tryed both of the video cards also and still no luck. I dont understand, everything works fine on boot up. The HDD's work the fans work the video cards fans spin. I have no idea :confused:

I did notice though that before when I booted up the video cards fan would spin at 100% for 3 seconds then go to 25%. When I boot up now the video card boots at 100% fan speed and stays at 100%



My specs are

Thermaltake Toughpower 750W
e6850 C2D @ stock 3ghz
2 gigs of mushkin extreme ram
2 gigs of OCZ Nvidia SLI edition ram
2x EVGA 8800 GT 512MB
Asus P5N-E
Creative X-fi xtremegamer soundcard
Western Digital 250 gb 7500 rpm
Western Digital 75 gb 10000 rpm

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#2 Sterling14

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 05:31 PM

this may have something to do with your BIOS. The easiest thing to try first, is to just remove the battery and wait five minutes. Then put the battery back in, and turn the computer back up.

If this doesn't work, you may need to move the jumpers for the BIOS. Check your manual, as it should be able to tell you the correct way to adjust the jumpers on your motherboard.
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Posted 03 October 2008 - 10:46 AM

A lot of times the monitor will not turn on due to prior set display settings.I would seev if I could boot into safe mode. Then see if I could change the display settings to something minimal like 800x600 then reboot log into windows and change to the desired display settings.I know this worked before.That's just my thoughts. Hope it helps.

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 02:28 PM

Do you even get the bios menu to pop up? The video cards have 2 outputs each make sure your using the correct one of the 4. Did you make all of the proper connections to the new card? IE the power connector? When trying to revert back to the single card set up did you change the SLI configuration card on the motherboard back to single?
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