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#1 mooniniteman

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 05:55 PM

I have a 6800 XT and after alot of pulling plugs and cursing. it finally turned on... then after 15 secoonds. itturned off . now it wont turn on at all. *sigh

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#2 JPHarvey

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 07:29 PM

Moon, we are going toneed more info. Eg, what process lead to this happining? Did you system work previously? What other problems have you been experiencing.

It may be something other than the GPU causing the problem if you know what I mean...

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[CPU]Intel E6600 Core 2 Duo @ 3.19GHz
[MoBo]ASUS P5N32-SLI Premium (nForce590)
[RAM]4GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 CL4 @ 710MHz
[GPU]XFX 8800 GTX 768MB [SLI] @ Stock
[PSU]CoolerMaster 1kW
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[Case]Antec Nine Hundred
[OS]Windows Vista Ultimate 64
[LCD]SAMSUNG 226BW
[Other]WC'd CPU & SLI

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 08:02 PM

Aight.... My system was working fine. Normal Temps, old vidoe card running (Geforce FX 5500) I try to get this new card working every now and then. I plugged it in to one and no luck. So i looked for a Peripheral cord with NO other attachments. I plugged it in and the litle green light came on the card. then the card shut off a few seconds later. IM not sure of any other information relative to this. some diagnostics would be nice. lol

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 09:01 PM

What do you mean by peripheral cord? As in a spare molex cable?
[CPU]Intel E6600 Core 2 Duo @ 3.19GHz
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#5 mooniniteman

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 10:10 PM

it has 9 peripheral cords. whether or not they are called molex is beyond me. but if they are molex than yes.

it says 9x Peripheral

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 10:39 PM

Yeah, that's molex....

Can you check the BIOS to see if the on-board video has been switched off?
[CPU]Intel E6600 Core 2 Duo @ 3.19GHz
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Posted 18 August 2006 - 10:44 AM

I check the BIOS right on system boot up correct? and what would that even do?



EDIT: I pressed DEL on start-up. unless ther's another way, that's what I did.

In Advanced Chipset I think it was. I found

AGP Aperture Size: 128 (changed to 256)

Init display first: PCI Slot (changed to AGP)

does that mean anything or is there something else? I found no onboard video.

UPDATE: ROFL!!! :thumbsup: total mechanical problem. It's running. Here was the problem. I have two extra unused DDRAM slots. one was opened up ready to be used. well, turns out it was blocking the video card. hahahaha. it's installing now. I FIX! lol



However... thanks for taking the time to try and help me.

Edited by mooniniteman, 18 August 2006 - 02:16 PM.


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Posted 18 August 2006 - 02:17 PM

Moon, we are going toneed more info. Eg, what process lead to this happining? Did you system work previously? What other problems have you been experiencing.

It may be something other than the GPU causing the problem if you know what I mean...

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It appaers you were absolutely correct

Kudos to you!!!! :thumbsup: :flowers: :trumpet: :cool: :woot:

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 02:27 PM

What motherboard do you have?

Does it support tthe card's requirements?

Which version of the video card? AGP8X or PCIe?

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 03:13 PM

no it works. it on im using it now. but... there's an install problem.. When I boot. Everytime it gives me the "Found new Hardware Wizard" window. It detects the card and gives me this error ,essage

The software you are installing for this hardware:

NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS/XT

has not passed Windows Logo testing to verify its compatibility wit hWindows XP.

Continuing you installation of this software may impair or destabilize the correct operation of your system either immediately or in the future. MS Strongly recommends that you stop this installation now and contact the harware for software that has passed the Windows Logo testing.


I had a previous driver before this card of a different make. could they be conflicting? Should I get new drivers? I will try a reinstall and see what happens.




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