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defective video card?
02-20-2012, 09:51 PM,
#1
defective video card?
I'm putting together a computer for the first time(tier 2) and after much frustration finally got it running, but without the video card plugged into the power supply. As soon as i plug it in, it starts up for a millisecond before shorting out. What say you?
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02-21-2012, 12:00 AM, (This post was last modified: 02-21-2012, 12:02 AM by ichigeki.)
#2
RE: defective video card?
Welcome to the forums!

Try following these steps to see if it helps:

1. Unplug all power connections and turn your power supply to the sign (off).
2. Remove the video card.
3. Reinstall it firmly making sure not to take any wires with it.
4. Connect 2 of the 6 pin power connectors firmly into the video card.
5. Connect the 24 pin mobo power.
6. Then the 8 pin cpu power.
7. Move the cables around making sure its not touching anything its not supposed to.
8. Now turn your power supply back on and try again.

When you say as soon as you plug it in, do you mean that you don't have to press the power button and it automatically boots?


Desktop: CPU: Intel Core i5 2500 3.30GHz RAM: G.Skill 8GB MOBO: ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 Video Card: SLI MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 768 SSD: Corsair Force 3 60GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Mouse: Storm Sentinal Z3RO-G Keyboard: Das Keyboard Silent/Filco Majestouch 2 Speakers: Behringer MS-16 Headphones: Alessandro MS-1/Shure SRH440 modded Router: D-Link Xtreme DIR-655 Monitor: Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM De-anti-glared Laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad X120e/Thinkpad T430
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02-21-2012, 02:41 PM,
#3
RE: defective video card?
list all of the parts in your build.....
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02-21-2012, 04:07 PM, (This post was last modified: 02-21-2012, 04:10 PM by suiteness.)
#4
RE: defective video card?
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-G.Skill 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1333MHz
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-Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB SATA III
-LG SATA 22X DVD Burner
-Rosewill HIVE 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Modular
-Rosewill GEAR X3 Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
(02-21-2012, 12:00 AM)ichigeki Wrote: Welcome to the forums!

Try following these steps to see if it helps:

1. Unplug all power connections and turn your power supply to the sign (off).
2. Remove the video card.
3. Reinstall it firmly making sure not to take any wires with it.
4. Connect 2 of the 6 pin power connectors firmly into the video card.
5. Connect the 24 pin mobo power.
6. Then the 8 pin cpu power.
7. Move the cables around making sure its not touching anything its not supposed to.
8. Now turn your power supply back on and try again.

When you say as soon as you plug it in, do you mean that you don't have to press the power button and it automatically boots?

Thanks. Yes, I do have to press the power button.

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02-21-2012, 10:47 PM,
#5
RE: defective video card?
When you have the PSU plugged into the video card after pressing the power button, does the fan begin to spin?
Desktop: CPU: Intel Core i5 2500 3.30GHz RAM: G.Skill 8GB MOBO: ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 Video Card: SLI MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 768 SSD: Corsair Force 3 60GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Mouse: Storm Sentinal Z3RO-G Keyboard: Das Keyboard Silent/Filco Majestouch 2 Speakers: Behringer MS-16 Headphones: Alessandro MS-1/Shure SRH440 modded Router: D-Link Xtreme DIR-655 Monitor: Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM De-anti-glared Laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad X120e/Thinkpad T430
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02-21-2012, 10:56 PM,
#6
RE: defective video card?
If you plug your monitor into the video ports on your motherboard, does your PC boot?
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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02-21-2012, 11:51 PM, (This post was last modified: 02-21-2012, 11:57 PM by suiteness.)
#7
RE: defective video card?
(02-21-2012, 10:56 PM)MathieuB Wrote: If you plug your monitor into the video ports on your motherboard, does your PC boot?

No, I have no signal.


(02-21-2012, 10:47 PM)ichigeki Wrote: When you have the PSU plugged into the video card after pressing the power button, does the fan begin to spin?

no
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02-22-2012, 12:43 AM,
#8
RE: defective video card?
Either your motherboard is not properly installed and is getting shorted or it is defective.

Re-install the motherboard, pay attention to the standoffs, do not overtighten the screws attaching the motherboard to the standoffs, do not use plastic/paper washers.

If after that you still get the same problem, exchange your motherboard.
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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02-23-2012, 09:06 PM, (This post was last modified: 02-23-2012, 09:07 PM by ichigeki.)
#9
RE: defective video card?
You could also get a bunch of cardboard and carefully lay your motherboard and parts on the cardboard making sure nothing touches something it shouldn't and try to boot up that way to see if its shorting or a faulty motherboard. Sorry run on sentence...
Desktop: CPU: Intel Core i5 2500 3.30GHz RAM: G.Skill 8GB MOBO: ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 Video Card: SLI MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 768 SSD: Corsair Force 3 60GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Mouse: Storm Sentinal Z3RO-G Keyboard: Das Keyboard Silent/Filco Majestouch 2 Speakers: Behringer MS-16 Headphones: Alessandro MS-1/Shure SRH440 modded Router: D-Link Xtreme DIR-655 Monitor: Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM De-anti-glared Laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad X120e/Thinkpad T430
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