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8800GTS 320mb evga beeping

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March 15, 2007 6:31:47 PM

Hi,

Just got this gfx card and can not get it working :( 

I install the card and when i switch the power on all i get is this annoying beep, and there is no screen at all just blank.

My current system is:

Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3
Intel C2D E6600 2.4GHZ
2GB (2 1GB) Corsair DDR2 800
Corsair HX620W PSU
200GB Hard Drive

I only have 1 PCI-E in this motherboard and am using the X700 right now, working fine, its when i put the 8800GTS nothing happens just beeps away.

I assume it could be a video card problem but not quite sure, is there a way i can try and get the card to work,

thanks,
chris

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March 15, 2007 6:38:29 PM

Did you plug in the external power connectors for the card?
March 15, 2007 6:51:26 PM

Do you have the card seated properly? I thought I had my 8800 gts pushed in all the way. I boot up the computer and get no video on the monitor, but I don't remember if it was beeping or not.

Look at the slot. Can you see any of the metal exposed between the card and the slot? if so, its not pushed in all the way. I thought mine was pushed in, then looked at it, and lo and behold, it wasn't! I then pushed it in and it worked fine.
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March 15, 2007 9:43:51 PM

According the the manual you are experiencing either a DRAM error (continuous long beeps) or a power error (continuous short beeps), so either re-seat the ram or check all power connectors. I doubt the power supply is the problem because the system boots up with the older card, and it looks like the PSU would be able to handle your system.
March 16, 2007 5:07:00 AM

Yeah i agree with the other posters.

Have you got the external power cable plugged in :?:
March 16, 2007 10:33:37 AM

Hi guys,

I didnt have the external power cable plugged in, so i put that in and it loaded up fine. Works a dream :) 

Thanks for the help guys
March 16, 2007 10:40:34 AM

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Hi guys,

I didnt have the external power cable plugged in, so i put that in and it loaded up fine. Works a dream :) 

Thanks for the help guys


Thats brilliant dude :D  i am very happy for you , glad i took the time to give the advice as everyone else on this post.

Feels good helping a fellow member :trophy:
June 7, 2007 11:20:16 AM

I had the same problem with a new 8800GTS plugged into an asus P5B mobo.
However pluggin in the gfx card power hasn't helped - the pc turns on, the HD runs, the fans run, there's no beeps but it shuts down after about 2 seconds, then starts up again, and stays up.

However there's no output on the gfx card - I just get a blank screen.

I've tried reseating the card, checked all the connectors but nothing.

I suspect that the card is dead, but it could also be a dead mobo or the psu is not up to the job (450W)

What's the best way for me to determine what's causing the problem, given that I don't have another pc to try the new components in?

thanks in advance for any help

:) 
June 7, 2007 12:13:43 PM

Msg to continuum, I dought 450W is enough for that card! Unless it is FSP or Seasonic.

Mike.
June 7, 2007 12:28:35 PM

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Msg to continuum, I dought 450W is enough for that card! Unless it is FSP or Seasonic.

Mike.


cheers dude that's the first thing I'll check
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