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Bad PCIe slot or bad GPU?


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#1 wizardsmagic007

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:29 AM

I bought a refurbished MSI GTX 470 and I put it in the top PCIe x16 slot. It was working until I installed the drivers. I kept getting a message that the display drivers have stopped working. I opened up firefox and the whole computer would shut off. So I uninstalled the drivers completely, and tried other ones. It kept doing the same thing, eventually until the monitor would lose signal right before windows booted. Then I bought a new power supply and the problem remained. So I was getting ready to send the thing back for a refund until I decided to try it in the PCIe x8 slot. Sure enough it worked in that slot. Could it be possible that my PCIe x16 slot is broke? Even though the 7800GTX I have works fine in it which makes me even more confused!



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:29 PM

What is the make and model of the PSU you purchased?

 

What is the make and model of this computer?

 

If it is a custom build, what is the make and model of the motherboard.


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:01 PM

The computer was custom built.

Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630w Power Supply

ASUS M5A97 rev 1.xx Bios 0901 Motherboard 

 

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http://speccy.piriform.com/results/DIBKFpYtV4up4FtLvsOvKOR



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:04 PM

Thank you for the information.  I'm going to have my computer off for a while, it's snowing big wet flakes which usually will bring down tree limbs, and this usually just happens to be over the power lines.  I have a desktop and no UPS, so please bear with me.


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:16 PM

Thank you for your time, I have all the patience in the world. Hope the weather doesn't get too bad for you.






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