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Problem with 7950 not posting

Hello everyone , ive recently purchased set of new components for a pc as follows:-

CPU- i5 3570k
MOBO - GIGABYTE Z77-D3H
RAM- 8GB CORSAIR CM3B8G2C1600L9L
PSU - CORSAIR CX600M
GPU - GIGABYTE 7950HD WINDFORCE (http://uk.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4121#ov)


before i put the system into the case i made sure to check if the system is in working order.
After connecting up the cpu and ram , along with the relevant cables i was able to succesfully POST, however system will not POST with the 7950 connected, using the correct cables 8pin and 6 pin pci connectors supplied with the psu.
I then tried the same system with an older 5670hd and the system posted correctly.

Any help would be greatly appreciated to help my system post with this card.

Many thanks
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  1. Best answer
    Remove the 7950.

    Use the processor's integrated video and get the latest BIOS from the gigabyte web site for you motherboard. Update your BIOS. Sometimes a BIOS update will resolve hardware issues.

    Install the 7950 and startup. Did that work?
  2. il try the bio update now - the currnt version on my mobo is f16 but the one on the site has been updated to f19 beta, im sorry
    i dont understand what you mean by installing the 7950 at startup ?

    many thanks

    I have updated the bios and the system now can sucessfully POST with the card connected, thanks for the quick help ubercake :D
  3. He means since you can't get it to post with the 7950, use the integrated graphics and get into windows, then install the latest mobo driver.
    Then while you're still running on integrated, go into your bios and change the display to PCI-E so it will use your 7950 as the display.
  4. japchap1 said:
    il try the bio update now - the currnt version on my mobo is f16 but the one on the site has been updated to f19 beta, im sorry
    i dont understand what you mean by installing the 7950 at startup ?

    many thanks


    I said 'and startup'. Or, meaning, power on and startup after installing the card.
  5. ooops just reread your answer :D, my mistake.
  6. Np. I wouldn't update the BIOS to a beta version myself, but it should pose no harm. If you haven't done it yet, just update to the latest production release.
  7. Yep, i updated to the release version just incase :) , many thanks for the help.
  8. So you got it working? Great!
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