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    Quote Originally Posted by skb3
    Today I tried the GFX card in the other PCI-e slot(Black) on my motherboard and it still does the same and wont power on. I also noticed a 'click' from my PSU. Do you think the GFX card is shorting the system?
    sounds like a static discharge to me. turn it off right away otherwse you might get electocuted...have you got a mate you can try all your components out with their PSU before ruling out the gfx card? it could be your PSU can't handle the power being drawn when all the components are plugged in. it may have [I]been[/] working in the past but slowly nackering your PSU until now, its given up the ghost.
    check parts with another psu if I were you
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    Quote Originally Posted by StormPC
    When you built the system was the SLI selector board inserted in the single GPU position? Also, you are using the blue PCI-E slot (closest to the CPU) right?
    Selector mode makes no difference to whether it'll boot with one card or not.


    The click from the PSU might just be it powering on briefly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiato storm
    sounds like a static discharge to me. turn it off right away otherwse you might get electocuted...have you got a mate you can try all your components out with their PSU before ruling out the gfx card? it could be your PSU can't handle the power being drawn when all the components are plugged in. it may have [I]been[/] working in the past but slowly nackering your PSU until now, its given up the ghost.
    check parts with another psu if I were you
    I have tried all the components with my other 300w PSu and again it boots fine with the GFX card out of the equation. As soon as I plug the GFX card in it fails to power on and the fan just flinches, thats it.

    No one I know has a PCI-e card for me to try either. Shame that it is such new technology relatively speaking and not widespread, yet.

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    It does sound like a short. Try taking the mobo out of the case, rest it on cardboard and see if it boots from there.

    Possibly the graphics card being pushed in is causing a mobo short, might be a connection between mobo and case, or maybe you've gotten an iffy circuit that can't take the pressure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsson
    It does sound like a short. Try taking the mobo out of the case, rest it on cardboard and see if it boots from there.

    Possibly the graphics card being pushed in is causing a mobo short, might be a connection between mobo and case, or maybe you've gotten an iffy circuit that can't take the pressure.
    Tried the GFX card in the other SLI slot, it should still power on but doesn't. I have already got the MB out the case and rested it on its antistatic sleeve. It boots whenever the GFX card is not slotted in.

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