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Re-installed video card not working.

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March 3, 2014 3:55:52 AM

Hey guys,

Recently I fitted a GELID ICY VISION-A to my Reference Radeon HD 7970, when installed it again it didn't work properly, and by that I mean, I assume the PC didn't boot. When my PC boots to windows you can hear the hard drive and a single (short) motherboard beep, this doesn't occur with the card installed nor do I get any signal on my monitor.

I tried a lower PCI-E slot with no success.

I then dusted off my 5850 and tried that, which seemed to work fine.

I don't have access to another build to test the 7970 in, so I'm unsure if I may have killed it somehow (mis-handled it?) during the cooler upgrade.

What are my options from here?

Other Specs:
Intel i5-2500k
Gigabyte GA-Z77x-D3
8gb Ram
Corsair HX-750
Windows 7





March 3, 2014 3:59:58 AM

check dem PCI connectors

it is possible you zapped the card with static from your fingers
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March 3, 2014 4:01:30 AM

try to take it apart and reapply the new cooler following all the steps carefully... did you plug the power connectors? is the fan spinning when trying to boot?
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March 3, 2014 4:03:19 AM

It can be a host of issues with static being the most common card killer. I would try an make sure all connectors are probably plugged within and out of the card.
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March 3, 2014 4:12:14 AM

Yeah the power connectors were in (6+2 and a 6), and the fans spin... at first it didn't sit right in the PCI-E slot, however with some gentle coercing and a fiddle around with the mounting screws at the back (my case has some stupid plastic connectors), it was in fine. Might try re-applying the cooler... I'm not sure if that'll help but worth a try.

*note that was in the top slot, fit like a glove in the lower 8x*
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