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Problem with P5K and 8600GTS

By mr_rodge
Jul 13, 2007
  1. Hi all,

    I have an issue with my setup:

    HFX Classic case,
    imon vfd,
    x-fi elite pro
    msi passive 8600gts replaced cooler with borg hpc
    asus p5k
    core2duo e6600
    2gb ddr2 800
    windows vista ultimate (32-bit)

    The problem I have is as follows:

    When I turn the computer on, it boots as normal, but my monitor receives no signal. I know the gpu is seated correctly because I hear the Windows startup sound and the bios doesn't beep at me. I have tried multiple monitors and component output to my projector, to no avail. If i turn the computer on, wait a few seconds, turn it off, back on, off, back on, off, back on, eventually it will boot just fine and will run perfectly. I don't know where to start with a problem like this! I have never turned on the computer with success first time, it is always at least 3 attempts. I'm not even sure if this's a graphics card problem, but I can't think what else it could be. Please help me!
     
  2. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

    Do you have the GTS connected to the psu also?
     
  3. mr_rodge

    mr_rodge TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi, Yes, I can confirm I have it connected. That was a quick response!
     
  4. mr_rodge

    mr_rodge TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi, Yes, I can confirm I have it connected. My psu is the QTechnology Semi-Fanless PSU. That was a quick response! :)
     
  5. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

    I have a 8600GT, if I ran the GTS I would have to connect but the GT doesn't. What drivers are you using?
     
  6. mr_rodge

    mr_rodge TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I'm not sure what driver revision, but it was only downloaded directly from nvidia the day before yesterday. I can't see it being a driver issue, because I don't even see the POST. I can't access the BIOS or anything. This's confusing because you'd think that I'd get a BIOS error, and the computer wouldn't boot.
     
  7. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

    What kind of psu and specs do you have on it?
     
  8. mr_rodge

    mr_rodge TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It's QTechnology Semi-Fanless PSU, 400W. I don't know much more about it. It can be found on quietpc.com.
     
  9. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

    I'm just gonna guess it's your psu, either not enough juice or it's giving out. The 12v rail rating can be misleading.

    http://www.quietpcusa.com/Silentmaxx-Fanless-400-Watt-Quiet-Power-Supply-P20C1.aspx

    It says 29A combined on the 12v but your rails are 17A + 17A
    For example I have a Dell 305w psu rated at 22amps
    My 12v rails are 18A + 18A 264w maximum divided by 12 = 22
    Yours does not list a 12v maximum watts

    If you look here:
    http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=205763
    They don't even have a figure for it, it's listed I believe but amps couldn't be determined. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.
     
  10. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    It could be your PSU or just a faulty alignment. Have you tried reseating the card? That'll probably fix the problem. The PSU seems okay enough.
     
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