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New AMD Radeon HD not booting up properly.

Hello,

My problem is that I just bought an Asus AMD Radeon HD 7770 2GB off of ebay in used condition but working and that whenever I switch on the PC it goes Long beep 3 short beeps which on my motherboard (P5N-E SLI) means new graphics card or failing video RAM. My other graphics card (AMD Radeon HD 6450) works perfectly fine on my 3-4 Year old PSU (550W). My PC has an absolutely AWFUL reputation. It always freezes at the starting windows screen it can take infinite time (max I've tried was 16Hrs+ to no avail) and it also freezes randomly when in windows. What I am wondering is how I can fix it if possible or if I should try and return it.

Thanks
MC.
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  1. if one card boots, and the other causes beep codes, i would say that's a bad card.
  2. daswilhelm said:
    if one card boots, and the other causes beep codes, i would say that's a bad card.


    I honestly don't think it's the card it seems to be the actual PSU because the 7770 needs 2x the power. Also remember how screwed up my pc is.
  3. the problems you described with your pc sound software related.

    the issue you are having now is clearly hardware related. the 7770 does not require a lot of power, you said you have a 550w psu, which is more than enough to power a 7770.

    have you connected the power connector to the 7770?
  4. daswilhelm said:
    the problems you described with your pc sound software related.

    the issue you are having now is clearly hardware related. the 7770 does not require a lot of power, you said you have a 550w psu, which is more than enough to power a 7770.

    have you connected the power connector to the 7770?

    Yes I have connected the cable and it is definetly pushed in right. Not sure if I said already but sometimes the PC will boot properly. Thanks for the help.
  5. so sometimes it boots? and sometimes you get a beep code?
  6. daswilhelm said:
    so sometimes it boots? and sometimes you get a beep code?

    Correct.
  7. sounds like an intermittent gpu. does your system boot intermittently with your old gpu installed?
  8. daswilhelm said:
    sounds like an intermittent gpu. does your system boot intermittently with your old gpu installed?

    No it does not.
  9. i would return that card.
  10. daswilhelm said:
    i would return that card.

    Mannnnnn I just spent £85 on it and that is really annoying. I am going to test it on a friends PC and see. However feel free to keep suggesting things please.
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    the only other thing you can try would be to test that gpu in another system. but i would return it asap and get my money back. also, 85 pounds,(forgive me, im american) sounds like alot for a used 7770, is there not something new you could purchase thats close to that price and performance?
  12. daswilhelm said:
    the only other thing you can try would be to test that gpu in another system. but i would return it asap and get my money back. also, 85 pounds,(forgive me, im american) sounds like alot for a used 7770, is there not something new you could purchase thats close to that price and performance?

    So annoying. All cards are £95 New I think on ebay where as on amazon is about £112.
  13. for the extra 20 pounds id be buying new. i wouldn't spend anything more than 55-60% of new on used electronics.
  14. daswilhelm said:
    for the extra 20 pounds id be buying new. I wouldn't spend anything more than 55-60% of new on used electronics.

    Well, It turns out the graphics card is perfectly fine! It is just something wrong with my PC which frankly is going to die soon. Thanks for all the help!
  15. mclarenclarkson said:
    daswilhelm said:
    for the extra 20 pounds id be buying new. I wouldn't spend anything more than 55-60% of new on used electronics.

    Well, It turns out the graphics card is perfectly fine! It is just something wrong with my PC which frankly is going to die soon. Thanks for all the help!



    good to hear! just curious, what fixed it for you?
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