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Vid Card problems...Advice?

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Last response: in Systems
April 18, 2007 5:21:13 AM

Long story short, I can't get my video card to be recognized. Whenever I attempt to install it, my mobo shuts down after 4-5 seconds. I'm assmuing it does this because of lack of power, because the CPU fan won't engage when the vid card is installed. I've installed the card into my friend's system, and it works fine. I went so far as to buy a new PSU, the same kind as he has, because my old one was a P.O.S.

I can only assume it's a mobo problem, but I thought I'd try to get some other feedback before I replace it, because I really don't want to. Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.

Gigabyte GA-965G-DS3, Intel Core Duo 2.13, EVGA GeForce 8800GTX, 2x1GB Corsair DDR2 RAM, Antec Trio 650W PSU, SoundBlaster XtremeGamer. Yes, I disabled onboard video. If I do get a new mobo, it definitely will not have onboard.

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April 18, 2007 5:54:47 AM

Isolate the problem by trying another working video card in your suspect motherboard and try the problem video card in another working mainboard.

Windows Vista Premium
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (no OC)
BFG GeForce 8800 GTX OC
Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X2048-6400 2X1GB DDR2-800
Western Digital 150GB Raptor x2
Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Pro Series
Dell E207WFP & Samsung SyncMaster 213T
Asus Striker Extreme Motherboard
PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 1KW-SR
Silverstone Temjin TJ07 with window
Pioneer DVR-212D DVD/CD Writer
APC Back-UPS XS 1000
Various trick lighting, rubber grommets, & LEDs