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Would a faulty graphics card ever cause this

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August 20, 2009 2:43:41 PM

Hello there, im looking upgrade a my 7900gs to a new card second hand, however the 4850 has recently been re-listed as being faulty due to...

As he listed//

This has been re-tested after being removed from my sons crossfire set up and does not boot up,so selling as faulty.

It trys to start but keeps re-setting///

MY first thought is that a graphics card problem would not cause resets without post beeping (i am assuming that its still delivering a picture). Could be another system instability causing the problem, mebs forgot to plug in powerlead again or crossfire setup change glitch......


Do i need to buy this now??????? Please answer quickly and ill let you know what happens

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a b U Graphics card
August 20, 2009 3:31:37 PM

You would need to do the following checks:
Check that the fan is spinning on the 4850.
Check that the six-pins power connectors are connected.
Load a Linux LiveCD. If it loads fine, it's a Windows problem.
a b U Graphics card
August 20, 2009 3:51:53 PM

At times continous rebooting has to do with spyware on the machine.
August 20, 2009 4:05:44 PM

"You would need to do the following checks:
Check that the fan is spinning on the 4850.
Check that the six-pins power connectors are connected.
Load a Linux LiveCD. If it loads fine, it's a Windows problem."

Thanks for the reply but as i stated i dont have the card in my possession, im looking to buy it and this is how its being advertised. Im looking for advice
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