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Will an msi radeon 7950 work with a foxconn 2AB1?

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October 30, 2013 7:26:17 PM

I recently bought an MSI Radeon 7950(Twin Frozr). From what I have looked up, all seems to be compatible. I have a retail computer, so I had to get a new power supply. The one I got was a 650W. It has all the required connectors. However, when I plugged everything in, my screen was unresponsive. It turned on just fine, but I could not see anything on the screen. So I am just wanting to know If I am overlooking something. If it isn't compatible, I'll buy a new motherboard. If something is genuinely messed up on my end, I, too, would like to know the reason. Thank you for anything.
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October 30, 2013 7:31:21 PM

Well my first thought is that maybe you might want to make sure you plugged in the PCI-e power connectors to your new GPU (most likely you need 2 x 6 pin PCI-e connectors for it).
They look like this:


You might also give your complete specifications of your build, so we can help you further (especially the make and model of your new PSU).
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October 30, 2013 7:44:16 PM

Will do. My current build, that is, without the new power supply and graphics card, is as follows.
My motherboard: Foxconn 2AB1
Graphics card: Integrated ATI Radeon HD 4200
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 840T( 2.90 GHz)
Ram: 6 gigs
New PSU is an Ultra LSP 650 Watt- Model number is "LSP650"
lunyone said:
Well my first thought is that maybe you might want to make sure you plugged in the PCI-e power connectors to your new GPU (most likely you need 2 x 6 pin PCI-e connectors for it).
They look like this:


You might also give your complete specifications of your build, so we can help you further (especially the make and model of your new PSU).


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October 30, 2013 7:56:21 PM

Well the specs on the Ultra PSU is okay. It has 38A on the 12v rail, but there is no mention of actual wattage it supports up to.

Here is the link to the PSU at TigerDirect.

I'm not a big fan of Ultra PSU's and they tend to be okay and should be okay for the 7950, but I would be concerned a little about it. As long as you aren't OC'ing or have bad cooling and a hot room, you should be okay.
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October 30, 2013 8:04:18 PM

Thank you, you are very helpful. I appreciate it. I have but one more question though, do you have any idea why my monitor was in a "unresponsive" state after connecting everything? Could I have just possibly missed something?
lunyone said:
Well the specs on the Ultra PSU is okay. It has 38A on the 12v rail, but there is no mention of actual wattage it supports up to.

Here is the link to the PSU at TigerDirect.

I'm not a big fan of Ultra PSU's and they tend to be okay and should be okay for the 7950, but I would be concerned a little about it. As long as you aren't OC'ing or have bad cooling and a hot room, you should be okay.


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a b V Motherboard
October 30, 2013 8:09:36 PM

* Check your BIOS out and make sure that your not still outputting your video to your on board GPU (integrated).
* Try a different output port on your GPU and see if that one port isn't working (I've had that happen before).
* Try a different PSU to verify that you have a good enough one for that GPU (borrow from a buddy if you have that option).
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