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Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by Licardo7, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. Licardo7
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    Well, I just got my 8600gt and I was amazed. So I put it in, started it up and nothing. My screen was completely black. I was confused so I turned it off and turned it on again. NOTHING! I took my card out and turned the computer on and it worked perfectly, then I put the card back it and nothing again.

    Whats the problem? It shouldn't be my PSU because in the specs it told me that it ran on a minimum of a 300W PSU so I thought it was ok cus I got a 300W. I don't know what happened but can I fix it or do I have to buy a new PSU? Seems like a waste having this beauty just sitting there on my desk and not kicking ass on CoD4.
     
  2. Vulpes Abnocto

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    You did switch your Primary Video Adapter in your BIOS settings from onboard to PCI/AGP/PCI-X, didn't you?


    Also: the easiest way to troubleshoot new video adapter problems is to have two monitors hooked up at once, until you get any bugs worked out.
     
  3. p1ngpong

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    Wait are you saying that your pc isnt turning on, or that you are getting a black screen when the cards in?
     
  4. UltraMagnus

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    sounds silly, but is the fan on the card connected, i had this exact problem when my (much older) graphics card's fan got clogged with dust and wouldn't spin

    other than that, a 300w psu is quite small for that card, the minimum is probably what it will run from with nothing else in your pc connected
     
  5. Saturnplanet5

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    Hmmm. Check your motherboard specifications and see if it uses a VIA chipset. If it has return your 8600 GT and get a 9600 GT instead. You need more than a 300 watt PSU as well.
     
  6. Licardo7
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    It is connected, it shouldn't be cloged seeing that it's bran new and runs smoothly.
    So, if I run this card it won't run nothing else in my computer? even the M-board, CPU, etc....
     
  7. UltraMagnus

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    well, what I more meant was, that if your gpu says it needs 300w minimum, and your processor says 100w, and your mobo says 100w, you need 500w, etc

    I didn't even think they made psus rated under 500w these days, although, I have been out of the desktop loop for a while
     
  8. xJonny

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    Is there a slot for a 6-pin pci-e PSU connector? If there is, have you plugged in the cable?

    Also, what PSU do you have? If it is a generic with fairly low rated wattage, you may need something better.
     
  9. Licardo7
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    I do have a 6-pin but this card doesn't need one, it draws it's power from the PCI-e slot.

    I have a 300W PCU and I bet it's barly enough for what I have already. So acourding to this I will need at least a 600W power supply. Any sedesions on where to find a cheap one?