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trouble with 9800 GX2..noobish

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April 23, 2008 10:15:38 PM

OK. Got myself a 9800 GX2. Installed, got the sustained beep, followed by 3 beeps. Power is good. Connection good. Called BFG, they said sned it in. Got my RMA, sent it to them, they sent replacement. SAME THING HAPPENS. They suggested I would need to update my BIOS. First, does this sound right? I currently have an ASUS A8V-XE motherboard. Its is PCI Express 16. The card (quite a monster) lights up green everywhere, so power is good. It is seated perfectly to motherboard. I am about to cry. Is there anyway I can see if my motherboard is the problem? Can anyone out there help me?

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April 23, 2008 11:58:58 PM

Please post all of your system specs.
April 24, 2008 2:18:37 AM

PSU and everything!

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April 24, 2008 2:53:24 AM

yeah like L1qu1d said ur PSU does not have enough power for the card. i unpluged my power from my 9800GX2 and i get the same one long 3 short. i thave a thermaltake toughpower 850 and it does the job but if i power it be my wifes generic 750 i get the same. i have to say powersupply is something u can never scimp on. make sure that both the 8pin and 6pin are both seated properly before freaking out. i hope this helps.

quick edit the lights ont eh 9800gx2 are powerd through the PCI not teh power mine lights up with both the 8 and 6 pin unpluged. so power might not me enough as stated above.
April 24, 2008 11:27:46 AM

Funny how BFG never mentioned this. When I told them my power supply, they didn't ask any more detailed questions than wattage. Besides processor and memory, what other system specs do you need? And what does PSU stand for?
a c 104 U Graphics card
a b V Motherboard
April 24, 2008 12:46:56 PM

PSU = power supply unit.
psu model and wattage/amperage on the 12V rails would be nice to know...
April 25, 2008 1:34:42 AM

if ur looking the the wattage info ect its usually on a sticker on one of the sides of the PSU.
April 27, 2008 6:50:07 PM

PSU info: model # OCGZX700, 4 rails(?), +12v1 thru +12v4, 18 amps per....
April 27, 2008 6:51:34 PM

thats OCZGXS700...sorry
a c 104 U Graphics card
a b V Motherboard
April 28, 2008 9:53:07 AM

well thats more than enough juice, so it probably isn't the psu then... unless it's faulty :/ 
April 28, 2008 3:32:17 PM

yeah ur psu is def more than enough. like Kari said your card is faulty. Or your PSU could be faulty too, but I think its better to replace the card since its easier, and move on to PSU:) 
May 6, 2008 6:07:21 PM

Found out the problem. A8V-XE ASUS motherboard will not recoginize PCI express 2.0. Card worked in different motherboard. BIOS update for my motherboard accomplished nothing. Thanks for all the help though.
May 6, 2008 10:46:40 PM

hmm, thats weird. PCI-E 2.0 cards should work in PCI-E 1.1, and the other way aroudn.
May 7, 2008 1:33:32 AM

yeah that is really weird...:S I've seen weirder so I'll expect anything when it comes to computers:D