MSI GeForce 6800 GT Problem

By souton ยท 18 replies
Dec 28, 2004
  1. i just got an MSI nVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT Video Card, 256MB GDDR3, 256-Bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP, Model "6800GT-TD256". i took my old video card out and put in the new one and my computer will not boot up and makes a high-pitched noise.. does anyone know what the problem is?
  2. Lostfaith

    Lostfaith TS Rookie Posts: 19

    probably a bios issue, depends heavily on what system you have, give your system's specs please... (especially type mobo, revision if possible, bios version, agp details etc)

    btw, try updating your bios first, and disable onboard integrated if that's on in the bios.
  3. souton

    souton TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 106

    i don't know anything about updating the BIOS, not that good with computers... here's my motherboard

    MSI KT4VL VIA-KT400 DDR400 WITH 10/100 LAN, USB 2.0 + 8X AGP

    AMD ATHLON XP 2600+ [2.13 GHZ QuantiSpeed] 333FSB SOCKET A CPU

    if you could please tell me step by step on updating BIOS it would be most appreciated
  4. Lostfaith

    Lostfaith TS Rookie Posts: 19

    you need a working floppy & floppy drive.
    download the latest bios for your mobo @

    you can follow the faq for updating bioses there.
    also try resetting the cmos afterwards for clearing incorrect setting. (cmos jumper reset see manual.)

    and lastly, your PSU does meet the specified requirements for the 6800GT and have those molex connectors connected?
  5. souton

    souton TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 106

    can please clarify what you mean, i'm not that good with computers.. i don't really know the parts that well
  6. negroplasty

    negroplasty TS Guru Posts: 516   +12

    A molex connector is, in your case, a 4 pin power connector. Lostfaith is asking you if you have this cable plugged into the back of your video card. Not that this should solve your problem, but it is worth a try if you have already updated your bios.

    Hint: Try searching google for unknown terms before you post about them, usually the answer is closer than you think..

    Hope everyone had a good new year by the way!

    R4NDOMH3RO TS Rookie

    this happened to me aswell. I can't remember what I did but you were supposed to un install the old video cards drivers first
  8. souton

    souton TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 106

    that was the very first thing i did (uninstall the original drivers)
    i'm pretty sure i just have to update my BIOS, but i don't know how to disable the BIOS Protection.. i have read my mobo manual backwards and fowards and searched on the web, everything just tells me i need to disable it, but nothing tells me HOW TO.. can anyone help me?

    i have an MSI mobo so i can use the live update, but i still need to know how to disable the BIOS Protection
  9. Cpt.Orgasmo

    Cpt.Orgasmo TS Rookie


    My m8 bought one of these a week ago and had the same problem, he just chucked his RAM in a diff slot and it worked for some reason, had to do the same on my sister's pc with the FX5600 i put in there!

    Make sure the molex connector is plugged in like the other guys said, if that no work update BIOS and cross your fingers!

    Let us know how you get on!

  10. souton

    souton TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 106

    i just need to know how to disable the BIOS Protection and i'm sure i can do the rest because of MSI Live Update.. just have no knowledge with disabling/enabling
  11. Cpt.Orgasmo

    Cpt.Orgasmo TS Rookie


    do you mean the BIOS protection on the g-card yea? i have never heard of this! does it just not let you flash it or what?
  12. souton

    souton TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 106

    all i know is that when i ran the MSI Live Update for the BIOS, it says make sure to Disable the BIOS Protection before continuing.. and have no idea how to
  13. Cpt.Orgasmo

    Cpt.Orgasmo TS Rookie


    Right the way to do it is not by using MSI live update, download the updated BIOS directly from the website and then use a FLASH utility in DOS, i cnt remember the exact procedure but look it up on google and u will find something telling you how.

    Im sure ur aware of the risk's of doing this? if it does not work then u will have a knackered card and it will take a bit of ding to get it working again?

    just lettin u know the risk's, dont want u doing something u regret!
  14. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    Sometimes depending on the motherboard, you have to push down extreamly hard to get the card 100% of the way in. I had this problem in a senario before. The card looked all the way in, but after I pushed down really really hard I felt it go that little bit more in.

    Im not encourging you to push so hard down on your card that it goes through the other side of the mobo, but be sure the front of the card where theres no brace is all the way down.
  15. souton

    souton TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 106

    i finally updated my BIOS, but its still doing it (will not boot up and makes a high-pitched noise) i dunno what it is
  16. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    maybe you got a card DOA? If you can, try putting it into another computer.
  17. souton

    souton TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 106

    what is DOA? also, i don't have another computer
  18. Cpt.Orgasmo

    Cpt.Orgasmo TS Rookie


    DOA is dead on arrival im pretty sure of it neway, if so then you need to get it replaced! asap!
  19. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    ya Dead O [/b]A[/b]rrival :)

    If you bought it within the last 30 or 90 days (probably 90 depending on where you bought it) you can get it "RMA"ed, which means whoever you bought it from will ask you to ship it to them and they'll send you another new one.
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