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New ATI X1900GT, no signal message on monitor!

By Bugatti
Mar 10, 2007
  1. HI, long story to tell, but i bought an ATI X 1900 GT LAST YEAR to replace the Asus X300SE i had. Installed it fine, worked for a COUPLE OF MONTHS then the computer started rebooting on its own, then it started outputting the "no signal" message on start up!

    The weird thing is on occasion it would boot up normally but nothing would appear on the monitor!

    I have tried removing the drivers of the old card but it was in vain.

    Suspected the power supply (i have 400W) but why did it work in the first place, compatibility or bad luck? life line please?
     
  2. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    As the psu becomes older, it consistently loses power. Check out my guid in my sig and tell us your specs.
     
  3. Bugatti

    Bugatti TS Rookie Topic Starter

    New ATI X1900GT, no signal message on monitor! Reply to Thread

    THANKS FOR THE SPEEDY RESPONSE, here is the additional intel:

    cpu: amd 64 3200+
    socket 939

    motherboard

    ASUS A8N-SLI deluxe, pci-express 16x

    memory

    Dual DDR 400 1024 MB

    PSU

    Turbolink

    400 W, 30A
     
  4. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    That 30A is on the 12V rail? If so, I think we can rule out PSU.
     
  5. Bugatti

    Bugatti TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yep 12v rail
     
  6. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    Like MetalX said, we can rule out your power supply. Try to make sure you drivers are up-to-date and that any previous brand drivers are completely gone. Also make sure you computer isn't overheating. Good Luck and post back :wave: !
     
  7. Bugatti

    Bugatti TS Rookie Topic Starter

    update: now, it boots up fine upto the xp logo and then the monitor returns to no signal, after a while it reboots again!
     
  8. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    I wouldn't rule it out yet. Turbo Link is owned by the company called Apevia (Aspire). They make good low end PSUs. But for a higher end video card like a X1900GT they shouldn't be trusted.

    Try getting a different PSU from a reputable company like OCZ, Antec or Thermaltake.

    Here's a link to a great powerful one that should never fail you.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817341002
     
  9. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    I didn't see the Turbolink :(....how old is it btw?
     
  10. Bugatti

    Bugatti TS Rookie Topic Starter

    made in 2005.

    I will invest in a new one, but i was buffled as to why it worked in the beginning.
     
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