?!Video Card Issues!?

By PanzerBoy
Feb 4, 2005
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  1. I recieved my new computer then insatlled my 6800 ultra as directed in manual, then installed my drivers after it working fine for about 10 minutes it shut off i opened my computer up took video card out and it turned back on??? i tried other older video cards and it does the same its almost like it inturpts the power? HELP
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    It maybe that your psu is not up to the job.

    On the otherhand it could be something else.

    If you would care to enter your system specs in user profile at the top of the page(click edit profile) we might have more to go on.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. PanzerBoy

    PanzerBoy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 16

    Updated Profile if anyone esle wants to help
  4. Watching over Gotham City...hey it's dark out here

    What Graphics Card Were U Using Before

    Mayby Give Your CMOS a Clear
  5. PanzerBoy

    PanzerBoy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 16

    I was using a BFG tech 6800 ultra
  6. Watching over Gotham City...hey it's dark out here

    Do U Have another Machine u can try the card
    on...?
    or do u have another card u can try in your machine
    mayby something not that power hungry
    Or mayby disconnect a optical drive or so and see
    if that makes a difference, then u know if it's got
    something to do with your power consumption
    What PSU are u currently running?
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Have you disabled any onboard graphics if any?

    When you say that your computer shuts off do you mean reboots?

    If so right click my computer and select properties then the advanced tab and under startup and recovery click on settings and uncheck the box that says automatically restart then apply then ok.

    Now instead of your computer rebooting you should receive an error message telling you what caused the problem.

    Pay particular attention to any drivers identified in the stop message.

    Also I would suggest downloading Motherboard monitor(MBM5) you can get it from www.majorgeeks.com

    Once you have installed it check your cpu temps just in case it`s a heat issue.

    Regards Howard :grinthumb
  8. PanzerBoy

    PanzerBoy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 16

    No sorry :( it doesnt reboot it just shuts off and wont turn on with the video card in... and i didnt uninstall the onboard graphics and i cant do it because the moniter plug is the same exact one thats on my motherbaord so that doesnt work. :(

    And B@tm@n Yes ive been trying my other crappy video card that takes up barely any power and i get the same result
  9. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    In that case go with the Motherboard monitor and let us know the results.

    You might also want to check your event viewer for any errors.

    Regards Howard :grinthumb
  10. PanzerBoy

    PanzerBoy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 16

    Well Now i notice when it starts up it makes 3 beeps one long one then two short and i also noticed my on button blinks constantly....
  11. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    The beeps you are getting mean that you have some kind of video failure.

    Please see my post HERE

    Make sure that your videocard is seated properly in it`s slot.

    Regards Howard :grinthumb
     
  12. PanzerBoy

    PanzerBoy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 16

    well yea its seated properly , when it is it wont start but what do think i should do from this point since nothing is working and it seems to be a hardware issue
  13. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Well if I was you here`s what I would do.

    I`d try the video card in another system in order to see if it`s a problem with your agp slot.

    I`d also try another card in your system to see if it`s your card that is faulty.

    Other than that I don`t really have any other suggestions.

    Regards Howard :cool:
  14. PanzerBoy

    PanzerBoy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 16

    yea i tried older cards in this system and every card into an old system, im thinkin the motherboard is just shorted out
  15. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    I`m sorry to say but I tend to agree with you that it`s probably a problem with your mobo.

    Regards and good luck Howard :eek:
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