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sapphire 7870 xt makes pc shut down?

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March 19, 2013 5:43:27 AM

I have a tx850w corsair psu, i7 930 cpu, and GA-X58A-UD3R motherboard. corsair h50 cooling system.

- windows 8

changed my gtx 560ti for a sapphire 7870xt. Before I did I uninstalled all Nvidia Drivers and installed Catalyst controller 13.1 I believe. I rebooted my computer and now my computer beeps awkwardly from time to time?

The little speaker in the case beeps softly and not consistently, then it sounds somewhat awkward and then it shuts down. This happens as soon as I enter my password for the log in screen in windows 8 or 1 minute later.

I tried installing the latest beta catalyst drivers. As soon as they finished installing the computer shut down.
March 19, 2013 6:10:32 AM

Drivers don't cause the system (case speaker) beeps. Hardware issues do.
Your PSU can easily handle a 7870xt.

If it wasn't beeping before you got the 7870xt, make sure it's seated correctly in the socket and try again. If it still beeps or shuts down on you with the new card being the only variable, I'd conclude it's the new card. Exchange it from where you bought it.

I had the same problem with a video card once; beeps and shut-downs. I exchanged it and the second one worked just fine.

You just don't want to leave the bad card in your system as it could have detrimental effects on the rest of your system.
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March 19, 2013 6:40:43 AM

sounds like the card might be fried. sometimes they come broke. just return it and see if a new one will work. everything in your system should work with a 7870xt.
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March 19, 2013 6:27:13 PM

ubercake said:
Drivers don't cause the system (case speaker) beeps. Hardware issues do.
Your PSU can easily handle a 7870xt.

If it wasn't beeping before you got the 7870xt, make sure it's seated correctly in the socket and try again. If it still beeps or shuts down on you with the new card being the only variable, I'd conclude it's the new card. Exchange it from where you bought it.

I had the same problem with a video card once; beeps and shut-downs. I exchanged it and the second one worked just fine.

You just don't want to leave the bad card in your system as it could have detrimental effects on the rest of your system.


Great. What I thought... I am currently using the pc, but no drivers, oddly enough it works. Then again if I install the drivers it starts failing. NO beeps no nothing at the moment.
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March 20, 2013 5:12:19 AM

The drivers probably have problems because the card is not functioning properly at a hardware level.
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