MSI P43 Neo-F fails to boot with HIS 4890

MSI P43 Neo-F
E8500
Patriot 8500 DDR2
WD 80GB Raptor
600w Coolmax powersupply


This hardware has worked just fine with a Diamond 4650 (surprisingly well, I might add), an EVGA 9500, and something else (can't recall)...

I also have an HIS 4890 which has worked well on 3 other systems built with ECS and ASUS boards (same PSU).


When connecting the 4890 to the MSI board the following happens:
1)System powers up
1a)no video
2)Graphics card goes to full power for 5 seconds
3)system powers off
4)repeat

MSI says they have no known issues with the ATI 4890... HIS has no response.

I would like to use this HIS I have over trying to sell it to buy a hurricane 4890...
Any thoughts?
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  1. Maybe some static got on the mobo or vid card?
  2. Remove all your old graphics drivers and run driver cleaner....
    Then reboot and install the latest ATI drivers.....with or withopu the ccc.
    Also you might have a contact problem so clean the PCI-e slot with an aproved cleaner and re-seat.
    Hope this helps....JQ
  3. Driver problems would not likely cause your system to just power off. You have a Chokemax PSU. It is not capable of [reliably] powering your system with that GPU. That a few others may have worked can be attributed to luck.
    Replace it with a quality model of 500W-550W. Look for one with full range active PFC (no little voltage switch) and 80+ certification. Antec, Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, Seasonic, and Enermax are among the better brands.
  4. The problem maybe is with the power supply or else in the card itself.
    I had such a problem which was solved only when i replaced the card.
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