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BFG Geforce 260GTX problem

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June 9, 2009 12:37:09 PM

I recently bought brand new parts that include the following:

Gigabyte MA790GP-UD4H Motherboard CPU Bundle - AMD Phenom II X4 940 3.0GHz Black Edition Quad Core Retail Processor
BFG Geforce 260OC edition
2x 2GB Corsair Reaper edition PC9600 memory
DVD writer (LG)
Corsair 750watt TX series 80 PSU

My problem is that when i have assembled every component, and booted up, the machine boots from the integrated video only. I have disabled the integrated video, and i still wouldn't get the motherboard to display from the video card. I tried the other PCI-Ex slot and same thing. I've tried resetting BIOS to see if that would remedy the issue, but nothing. I've tried numerous switch arounds, disables, enables in BIOS but nothing!

One thing i haven't tried is flashing the BIOS to a recent update. But i've seen many people who bought a similar combination worked perfectly according to their reviews on newegg and tigerdirect.


Any help? Please!

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June 9, 2009 2:34:41 PM

ferlinp said:
I recently bought brand new parts that include the following:

Gigabyte MA790GP-UD4H Motherboard CPU Bundle - AMD Phenom II X4 940 3.0GHz Black Edition Quad Core Retail Processor
BFG Geforce 260OC edition
2x 2GB Corsair Reaper edition PC9600 memory
DVD writer (LG)
Corsair 750watt TX series 80 PSU

My problem is that when i have assembled every component, and booted up, the machine boots from the integrated video only. I have disabled the integrated video, and i still wouldn't get the motherboard to display from the video card. I tried the other PCI-Ex slot and same thing. I've tried resetting BIOS to see if that would remedy the issue, but nothing. I've tried numerous switch arounds, disables, enables in BIOS but nothing!

One thing i haven't tried is flashing the BIOS to a recent update. But i've seen many people who bought a similar combination worked perfectly according to their reviews on newegg and tigerdirect.


Any help? Please!



Are there any jumpers that need to be switched on your mobo when using PCI-E graphics?

Other than that, I can't think of any reason why it wouldn't work.

Best of luck.
June 9, 2009 2:39:07 PM

No, there are none. I don't understand why either, everything came in well sealed packages, bought new. But there is just one thing though, when i power up the machine with the card power inserted, the machine revs like a car, and then takes about 10 secs to catch to a stable state. When the card power is plugged out, the machine starts fine, no revving. So i'm wondering, is it the PSU? I mean, it is new, and it's 750 Watts, enough to push my components, and then my voltage in my home is ~110V. What would you suggest?

Thanks!
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a c 332 U Graphics card
June 9, 2009 3:00:09 PM

In your BIOS, what are you setting the 'Init Display First' option at?
June 9, 2009 4:35:47 PM

The sound you are referring to is the GPU fan running at 100%. Do not be concerned with it.

Like mouse suggested look at your -Init Display First-. If the value in -Init Display First- says "Onboard” change it to PCIE.
June 9, 2009 4:40:55 PM

thanks for the replies, and yes i've played around the initial display settings many times, default is PCI. As for the revving, i can see my CPU fan/PSU fan/ Video fan all slowing down and speeding up at intervals while the revving sound occurs
a c 332 U Graphics card
June 9, 2009 4:42:50 PM

ferlinp said:
thanks for the replies, and yes i've played around the initial display settings many times, default is PCI.

Set it to 'peg'.
June 9, 2009 4:56:24 PM

^+1 try that if it still refuses use another graphics card than see if it does , if it does RMA the card, or try again and make sure the power cables are in
a c 109 U Graphics card
June 9, 2009 5:07:52 PM

Did you connect the display to the GTX 260? If you have a display connected to the motherboard graphics connector it will enable the onboard GPU. Anyway if something is defective it could be either the GPU, or the motherboard itself. Try another GPU in that motherboard to see if it works. If you know that GPU works and it works in the motherboard, then your GTX260 is probably defective. If that GPU doesn't work in your board, then your board is probably defective.
June 9, 2009 5:22:06 PM

I forgot about that :p 
June 15, 2009 7:40:07 PM

Hey guys, the card is dead, i got a chance to test the board with another card. I confirmed the card not working as well by testing it on 2 other computers.

Strange, the card came sealed and didn't work. A power supply i bought with it came and didn't work either!

Strange...
a c 332 U Graphics card
June 15, 2009 7:58:44 PM

ferlinp said:
Hey guys, the card is dead, i got a chance to test the board with another card. I confirmed the card not working as well by testing it on 2 other computers.

Strange, the card came sealed and didn't work. A power supply i bought with it came and didn't work either!

Strange...

Where did you purchase the items from?
June 15, 2009 8:40:50 PM

From Amazon.com.

a c 332 U Graphics card
June 15, 2009 9:06:31 PM

I'll just add them to my list of 'Avoid shopping from here'.
June 15, 2009 9:10:32 PM

Mousemonkey said:
I'll just add them to my list of 'Avoid shopping from here'.


^+1 overpriced

newegg.com = #1

Uber :D 
a c 332 U Graphics card
June 15, 2009 9:19:50 PM

I'm in the UK so I vote for Scan, good CS.
June 15, 2009 9:45:45 PM

its a no brainer OCUK

the graphics cards are like cheap :o  not much options through
a c 332 U Graphics card
June 15, 2009 10:04:49 PM

Amg said:
its a no brainer OCUK

the graphics cards are like cheap :o  not much options through

I've heard to many mixed reports about their customer service to trust them, regardless of their prices.
June 15, 2009 10:30:09 PM

and you can often get something different to what you orderd LMFAO
a c 332 U Graphics card
June 15, 2009 10:45:19 PM

What really done for me was when the Q6600 G0 stepping came out and they were charging way over the top for them, then to add insult to injury they were selling 'guaranteed overclockable to 3.6ghz' ones for even more and I couldn't help but wonder how they knew that the chips would go that high unless they had tried them in which case they were no longer 'new' but second hand, either way they will never see any of my cash so it's a moot point.
June 15, 2009 11:36:37 PM

TO BE MORE SPECIFIC FOLKS, BOUGHT IT FROM AMAZON.COM AND IT WAS SOLD BY TIGERDIRECT THROUGH AMAZON.

SRY, BUT TIGER IS THE CULPRIT.

LATERZ
a c 332 U Graphics card
June 15, 2009 11:39:11 PM

I'll stick both of 'em on the list, better safe the sorry. :lol: