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No display after GeForce GTX 570 upgrade

By spottydog10
Mar 5, 2012
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  1. Hello everyone, nice to be here.

    I have an Asus p6t se and just upgraded the video card to an inno 3d gtx 570 but it wont boot, just gives 1 long and 3 short beeps. I swapped out the video card with my old one and it boots fine. I'm wondering if it's a power issue. On my Inno 3d gtx 570 are 6 power pins and 8 power pins, The box came with a converter for the 6 pins but not the 8 and I'm wondering if I need both.
    Any light you could shed would be appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +170

    Yes you need both of the pins connected to the power supply.

    What PSU have you got?
     
  3. spottydog10

    spottydog10 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It's a coolermaster 500w.
    In the box the video card came with just a 6 pin connector cable.
    There doesnt appear to be an 8 pin power connector on the psu, can I use a converter and where do i plug the other end in?

    Thanks
     
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,916   +345

    The minimum recommended PSU for your card is 550W so you probably should get a new one. Be sure to get one that has both types of connectors. Consider getting a good 650W PSU for added headroom.
     
  5. spottydog10

    spottydog10 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks mate, I sort of thought it was the psu.
    Any reccomended make you would advise?

    Thanks
     
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,916   +345

    There are a lot of good brands but I happen to have been using Corsair, Silverstone or Seasonic.
     
  7. spottydog10

    spottydog10 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Right, I got an arctic 700wt psu today and still no joy.
    I get one long beep followed by 3 short beeps, then I get one beep as if it's going to boot then nothing.
    I've tried one 6 pin power and two 6-pin power cables in (one of them in the 8-pin socket)and no screen.

    Anybody got any ideas cos it's doing me head in big time?
     
  8. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,151   +194

  9. spottydog10

    spottydog10 TS Rookie Topic Starter

  10. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +170

    Given that your PSU is 700W, I would have thought that it came it a 6+2 pin connector... anyway that adaptor should work.
     
  11. spottydog10

    spottydog10 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well, unless I'm being a bit stupid (quite possible)
    Could you point me to a pic of the 2-pin please?
    Actually, have a found a pic of one, definately didnt come with the psu.
    Thanks for the help, Mike
     

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