Hey guys, I've searched around the forum and have seen a number of threads about the 48xx series having red lights, however none of them ever seem to have resolutions.
Here's the situation, I just built a new system (parts below) and I get no video out and no system beeps. Everything seems ok, I tried individual sticks of RAM, remounted the CPU, double checked the standoffs, and have unplugged all un-needed items (hard drive, audio cable, usb hookups, etc.).
It wasn't until I went through the entire process that I read online that 3 red lights on the GPU is bad news. The graphics card I have claims to have a 8-pin / 6-pin power connection, however the one I received appears to have 2x6-pin, I'm slightly confused by this (am I missing something?).
I'm fairly sure my PSU is powerful enough for the one card. I'm hoping that I'm missing something simple and the card isn't DOA...maybe I'll double check the standoffs again and make sure the mobo isn't touching metal.
I'm gonna try another card tonight. Another strange thing is the card came with a converter to convert 4-pin into 6-pin, however it also came with a booklet saying specifically not to do that, it also had absolutely no documentation when it comes to installation or error lights. Not thrilled with XFX.
None of the cards come with information on the error lights. I own two xfx 4890's myself. They are required to supply those adapters, as you need to use them if you have an old PSU.. never a good idea though.