8800gt works on my rig but not on my buddies?!?!

Hey guys, If I put my friends 8800gt in my sig rigs it boots and all is good.

When he puts the 8800gt in his rig his comp wont post and has a beep code.

I had an old x1550 lying around so we tried that in his comp and it works. We also tried my 4850 in his comp and it works.

His comp has the following specs:

AMD athlon 64 x2 5200+
Asus M2N-E mobo
2 gigs of Corsair pc2-6400 ram
Nspire 600w psu (sort of no name but it boots with my 4850/x1550 so)

We've also tried updating the bios to the latest version on his mobo and trying both pci-e power connectors.

I forgot to mention we already tried that with the ram to no avail. His ram posts on my comp too so...

How could it be a bad psu if it runs my 4850 and x1550 and not his 8800gt?

Any idea what is wrong?
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  1. Did you completely remove the Catalyst software from your friend's PC.
  2. Do you have access to any other nvidia card? If so give it a shot but if not try and see if you are able. Same for the psu it may have something to do with this or at least may be a factor.
  3. Make sure your system has the latest bios update. Sometimes that causes issues. As said, make a sure the power supply meets the requirements to run properly.

    Since it does not post, The ATI drivers can not cause this issue. Check the manual for that beep code.
  4. like mister g stated, you did remove the ATI drivers prior to installing the 8800GT?
  5. Award bios says that the beep code means a ram failure. I tried out his 2 gigs in my rig and they worked perfect. And my buddy's rig has been using the 8800gt for a year and a half now. It's his, it wasn't until Thursday night where after a restart it wouldn't work.
  6. ellyo414 said:
    Award bios says that the beep code means a ram failure. I tried out his 2 gigs in my rig and they worked perfect. And my buddy's rig has been using the 8800gt for a year and a half now. It's his, it wasn't until Thursday night where after a restart it wouldn't work.


    Take one of the sticks out and see if it would boot and run memtest to check for errors.
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