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Is my graphics card DOA?

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July 24, 2009 7:00:18 PM

I just received my new PSU that has +12V@52a and i started to install all my components including my gtx 260 overclocked. I hooked everything up and everything seemed to be working... except the video card. I don't get a signal from it and the fan doesn't spin. I can't boot without it because my mobo doesn't have graphics. Is there anything i can do to test the video card? is it doa?

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a b U Graphics card
July 24, 2009 7:18:54 PM

"I hooked everything up and everything seemed to be working..."

can you describe that in more detail.
July 24, 2009 7:28:37 PM

all other components in the case are getting power, my last PSU was doa, i don't get any beeps from my mobo. The card just doesn't seem to be getting power. The fan will not spin when i turn the computer on and i do not receive a signal from the video card.

Gigabyte MA790XT-UD4P motherboard
EVGA GTX 260 Superclocked
Corsair 650watt +12v@52a
2x2gb Gskill 1333 DDR3
AMD 550 Black Edition CPU
Sony CD Burner
Western Digital 650 Gig
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July 24, 2009 7:46:40 PM

this is a brand new build. I havent been able to test the video card with any other computers or components. I haven't been able to post yet, but the operating system will be windows 7 rc


Gigabyte MA790XT-UD4P motherboard
EVGA GTX 260 Superclocked
Corsair 650watt +12v@52a
2x2gb Gskill 1333 DDR3
AMD 550 Black Edition CPU
Sony CD Burner
Western Digital 650 Gig
a b U Graphics card
July 24, 2009 7:46:58 PM

this is when its handy to have old parts laying around. if you had a 2nd video card you could just plug it in there to test if the whole system is working without the gtx260.

at this point, im thinking videocard or mobo.

dumb question: have you plugged the 6pin 12volt cables into the gtx260? ^^
July 24, 2009 7:51:39 PM

yes, i have both 6pin 12volt cables into the card. Just no response from the card when i power on. No fan, no signal, nothing...

i don't have any old cards to test with sadly.
July 24, 2009 7:57:43 PM

ive also completely taken it out and put it back in a couple times
July 24, 2009 8:18:13 PM

wouldn't the fan at least be spinning if the card is getting power?
July 24, 2009 8:39:05 PM

i removed one stick and still nothing... now i'm pretty sure that the card is receiving power because it very hot to the touch after leaving it on for awhile, but still no signal or fan.

I don't know if this is an issue but i am using my Samsung TV as a monitor, but it supports that feature.
July 24, 2009 9:48:09 PM

i have decided to just RMA it :( 
August 10, 2009 3:21:33 PM

I have the same problem with the same card. Did you get a new one yet? Did it work?
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a b U Graphics card
November 15, 2009 6:02:26 PM

I have the same problem also. I have an asus p6t deluxe v2 mobo and evga gtx 260. I already rma'd both my mobo and video card though and I still get the same problem. I don't know what I'm doing wrong or what part is defective but its really frustrating.
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