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August 22, 2007 9:46:47 PM

Kind of at my wits end with this, so if anyone has some helpful suggestions, would appreciate it.

A week and a half ago, I got a Foxconn C51XEM2AA (http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E1681...). Nice board, so I got an AMD 5200+ dual core to go along with it. Not being entirely too pc savvy, I take it to a tech to put it together. 2 days later, I get a call "Okay, your pc will boot without a video card, with a pci card, but it will not boot with your pcie card." Currently using an ATI 1800x 512 MB, works perfectly on every mobo except this one, including 1 previous nVidia chipset motherboard with an AM2 socket.

My immediate thought was that the nVidia motherboard was not properly registering my ATI card, tech assured me that wasn't it. Is it possible for just the pcie slot (keep in mind, there are 4 expansion pcie slots on the motherboard) to just not work, resulting in a DOA motherboard?

Thanks!

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a b V Motherboard
August 22, 2007 9:54:01 PM

imscared said:
Kind of at my wits end with this, so if anyone has some helpful suggestions, would appreciate it.

A week and a half ago, I got a Foxconn C51XEM2AA (http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E1681...). Nice board, so I got an AMD 5200+ dual core to go along with it. Not being entirely too pc savvy, I take it to a tech to put it together. 2 days later, I get a call "Okay, your pc will boot without a video card, with a pci card, but it will not boot with your pcie card." Currently using an ATI 1800x 512 MB, works perfectly on every mobo except this one, including 1 previous nVidia chipset motherboard with an AM2 socket.

My immediate thought was that the nVidia motherboard was not properly registering my ATI card, tech assured me that wasn't it. Is it possible for just the pcie slot (keep in mind, there are 4 expansion pcie slots on the motherboard) to just not work, resulting in a DOA motherboard?

Thanks!



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keep in mind, there are 4 expansion pcie slots on the motherboard


There are two PCIE slots on your SLI capable MB.

specs here:

PCIE x 2

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E1681...

I am not familiar with Foxconn MBs, but there should be a BIOS setting to disable SLI in BIOS. Also, some SLI boards have an actual physical switch you have to set to run a single card or dual video cards in SLI.



a b V Motherboard
August 22, 2007 9:57:37 PM

imscared said:
Kind of at my wits end with this, so if anyone has some helpful suggestions, would appreciate it.

A week and a half ago, I got a Foxconn C51XEM2AA (http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E1681...). Nice board, so I got an AMD 5200+ dual core to go along with it. Not being entirely too pc savvy, I take it to a tech to put it together. 2 days later, I get a call "Okay, your pc will boot without a video card, with a pci card, but it will not boot with your pcie card." Currently using an ATI 1800x 512 MB, works perfectly on every mobo except this one, including 1 previous nVidia chipset motherboard with an AM2 socket.

My immediate thought was that the nVidia motherboard was not properly registering my ATI card, tech assured me that wasn't it. Is it possible for just the pcie slot (keep in mind, there are 4 expansion pcie slots on the motherboard) to just not work, resulting in a DOA motherboard?

Thanks!


Looking through the reviews on Newegg, no one seems to have the problem you have. Be sure you are installing the 1800xt in the number 1 or primary PCIE slot and not the secondary PCIE slot.
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