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    Okay, I got it! But Fail lol

    Ok, finally I had all the parts for my new PC right next to me! (Specs in system profile)
    So we started building! (me and 2 friends, they helped me, was my first build)

    After some hassle, we had everything together, case was sorted nicely, everything seemed connected, so we gave it a try.
    Computer went on, all fans started to spin, PSU seemed to be working, at first the Disk drive didn't seem to work, but got that fixed.
    Everything seemed fine, except for one thing, the monitor got no signal. After checking what was wrong, ended up my Graphic Card wasn't working or what so ever, it simply didn't do anything, the fan wasn't spinning, there was no movement at all, the card was just sitting silently there.

    So it is a Asus GTX 260, on a P5Q Pro Motherboard powered by Corsair HX520W.

    What I already checked;
    - Checked if card was connected correctly with the motherboard, it seemed it did, I re-mounted it a few times, he went on same spot every time.
    - I checked if both PCI-E cables were correctly connected, this seemed to be the case, so I checked if those cables actually worked, they seemed to give power.
    - Checked if the monitor was correctly connected (has nothing to do with the graphic card not working though) and it was all fine.

    My card remains 'dead'

    Now, does anyone have any idea of what might cause this problem? Or do I just have a badluck case of card being dead on arrival?
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    Re: Okay, I got it! But Fail lol

    I've had the same symptoms multiple times with graphics cards and they have never been DOA (that's not to say yours isn't though!).


    I presume your plugging the card into the blue PCI-E slot? Is so, it might be worth at least trying it in the black slot (not sure if the black slot is 4x or 16x on that board - either way it should work just maybe not at full speed).

    Also worth not screwing the graphics card in, give it a wiggle and try it. I've seen card that for some reason lose contact when screwed in.

    Failing that I guess your down to trying the card in another PC and another gfx card in your PC and see if the problem fully stays with the card or the motherboard.
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    Re: Okay, I got it! But Fail lol

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    I've had the same symptoms multiple times with graphics cards and they
    I presume your plugging the card into the blue PCI-E slot? Is so, it might be worth at least trying it in the black slot (not sure if the black slot is 4x or 16x on that board - either way it should work just maybe not at full speed).

    Also worth not screwing the graphics card in, give it a wiggle and try it. I've seen card that for some reason lose contact when screwed in.

    Failing that I guess your down to trying the card in another PC and another gfx card in your PC and see if the problem fully stays with the card or the motherboard.
    Thanks for the reply!

    On your first point, I'm not sure if I get what you mean?
    The HX520W supports 2x 6+2-pin cables, both can be directly connected from the PSU to the card.
    The GTX260 needs 2 PCI-E connectors, both are placed next to eachother and both are 6-pins.
    If you mean the black and blue slot on the motherboard, yes I've tried both ^^

    About the wiggle and not screwing the graphics card in, I've done that a few times, took it out a few times, tried it while it's not screwed in and when it was, nothing seemed to change.

    A friend of me is able to try my graphic card, but that would be next week, haven't thought of trying his card though, would still mean next week though, since his going away for his work. (my old PC has an AGP card, which won't work here I presume)
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    Re: Okay, I got it! But Fail lol

    Hmmm, it is starting to sound like a DOA card then, although its very rare. I would still try it in another PC for peace of mind. Postage and testing fees can be an annoyance if your wrong about it being broken.
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    Re: Okay, I got it! But Fail lol

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Hmmm, it is starting to sound like a DOA card then, although its very rare. I would still try it in another PC for peace of mind. Postage and testing fees can be an annoyance if your wrong about it being broken.
    Yup, I suppose I'll do that when my friend comes back.

    Anyone else having a different idea =p?
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    Re: Okay, I got it! But Fail lol

    Try putting ur system back to stock settings (no overclocking), then put it in.
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    Re: Okay, I got it! But Fail lol

    Quote Originally Posted by !TIMMY! View Post
    Try putting ur system back to stock settings (no overclocking), then put it in.
    My complete system (except for the Disk drive) is brand new and has never been booted up before (haven't even ever installed Windows on it)
    Hence, I can't have been overclocking, everything is running on stock, the way I got it.

    I can't even enter BIOS or anything, since the graphic card isn't working, so I have no signal on my monitor... lol
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    Re: Okay, I got it! But Fail lol

    With the fan not spinning on the gpu it seems as if it was getting no power. So either a dodgy power cable (doubt it) or gpu is dead.

    One thing I could think of checking though is making sure the reset cmos bios switch is not set to clear on the motherboard, or nothing will show on your monitor when you boot. Just an idea, as sometimes they are shipped on this setting....

    Also, if you got a spare gpu try it in the pc see if that works as maybe motherboard is the fault.

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