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4870 DOA?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
January 10, 2010 10:48:50 AM

Whenever I hit the power button on my machine, it takes 10-15 seconds for the beep sound to come, and there in no video signal-just a blackish-gray screen. Sometimes it simply doesnt POST at all, rather like a machine which has been OC'ed too far. Should I replace the GPU under warranty? It it linked to the grey areas which have started appearing on the PCB? It's barely 2 weeks old.
Model- XFX 4870 1GB, single slot, the one without a shroud.

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January 10, 2010 10:59:08 AM

Just checking if this got closed, all my older threads got closed before getting a single reply.
January 10, 2010 12:37:40 PM

PSU? what brand? model?
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January 10, 2010 12:52:32 PM

PSU- Coolermaster Xtreme Power, 600 watt.
January 10, 2010 1:08:03 PM

Your card has a 6pin power connector, right?
Have u connected it?
What about the temps?

A little advice, never buy a single slot card, it can pretty fast hot... :) 
January 10, 2010 1:11:59 PM

Both 6 pins connected.
Temps- idle at 55-60, never over 65.
Load- Rainbow Six Vegas, 1024*768, 4x AA, 16x AF, 76, auto fan
Crysis- 1024*768, 4x AA, 16x AF, 78, 100% fan
GTAIV- 1024, high texture, highest render, 1024*768, 78 draw distance, everything else maxed out, 68.
January 10, 2010 1:17:34 PM

try to reseated the ram, if u have more than one then u could try each of them one by one, see if anything is changes...
Your PSU and temps are good i think...
January 10, 2010 1:30:07 PM

Hmm...thats what the comp tech suggested. K, i'll try that.
January 10, 2010 2:03:20 PM

Seems to have worked. Also seems to be running slower.
January 11, 2010 1:00:44 AM

it works when all of the ram are installed or just one of them? If u found anything strange then it's more likely your ram is in trouble...
Have another ram? friend's ram? try it on...
January 11, 2010 3:25:48 PM

Fixed.Put right one in left slot adn vice versa. Thanks for the help. Working like a dream now. :) 
January 12, 2010 2:27:41 AM

okay, glad to hear that... :) 
January 13, 2010 4:53:33 AM

Thanks again dude