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No Video From Radeon 5970, New Build, Gaming System

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January 7, 2010 1:02:17 PM

Hello All,

I am not getting any video from my Asus EAH5970 card, better known as the Radeon 5970 card.

I have finished integrating all the parts for my new gaming system. When I power up the system, all the fans are spinning and there are no warning beeps, so my new system appears to be operating just fine.

I am using a video cable that is DVI to HDMI; the DVI port on the 5970 card to the HDMI port on my monitor.

I have hooked up the 8 port and 6 port power connector on the 5970 card.

I have the 5970 card installed in the first PCIe 2.0 x 16 slot but for a single video card, the MB manual states the 1st or 2nd is fine.

Any suggestions? I am listing my parts that may be pertinent to my problem.

Thank you,
Jim

Video Card: Asus EAH5970
MB: Asus P6X58D Premium
Proc: Intel Core i7-960 Bloomfield 3.2GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model AT80601002727AA - OEM
Power Supply: BFG Tech 1200 watts
January 7, 2010 2:05:52 PM

HAve you tried the other DVI output on the card?
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January 7, 2010 2:08:51 PM

I would suspect the DVI to HDMI converter may be an issue....I would try any other connection options you have.....the 5790 I believe has two DVI and one mini display port.

What other inputs does your monitor have?
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January 7, 2010 2:16:54 PM

I have tried both of the DVI ports on the 5790 card.

The video cable that I am using has a DVI male on one side and an HDMI male on the other side. This cable works fine when it is hooked up to my current computer system.

My monitor only has HDMI and the 15 pin VGA. I will be purchasing 3 identical monitors for an Eyefinity setup when I can make a decision on what monitors to buy.
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January 7, 2010 3:56:01 PM

if you have a DVI to VGA adapter, I would try that......The DVI to HDMI conversion could be running into problems with HDCP or the HDMI 1.3 standard that both your new vid card and monitor support....I understand that it worked on your previous system but that doesn't really mean it will work with the new components.

Using the DVI to VGA will eliminate those as possible culprits.


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January 7, 2010 8:35:12 PM

Apparently there is a 4 pin connector near the CPU that powers the CPU. I did not notice this. When I added power to it, my new system booted up just fine.

Thanks to all for your help.
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January 7, 2010 10:48:30 PM

...dude...... :/ 
lol

have fun!
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January 8, 2010 7:54:33 PM

apparently? sometimes it seems RTFM has lost all meaning.

well, at any rate, at least you are up and running.......
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