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I installed a new Radeon 5830, and system wont post.

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March 14, 2010 1:17:10 AM

Hi guys,

I just got my new ATI Radeon HD 5830 GFX card today. I go to install it in my computer, and when i boot it up it will not post and my mobo gives 1 long beep with 2 short beeps. I think that this means that there is an error with the graphics card/monitor. I took my old card and put it back in and it posted and booted. I was getting the same error a few days ago with my old card. I'm not sure if it is the card or the mobo. Thanks in advanced for the help!
a c 189 U Graphics card
March 14, 2010 12:53:11 PM

What about your PSU? model? brand?

U can try your card on another computer to make sure whether the card is broke or not... :) 
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March 14, 2010 3:05:58 PM

The powersupply is a "Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC" and i would test the card on another computer, except all of the other ones in the house are laptops except for an old Macintosh II and a gateway that is 11+ years old =D
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March 14, 2010 11:16:32 PM

are both your pci-e connectors attached to the card?
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March 15, 2010 12:00:17 AM

uhhhhhh, not sure what you are asking, sorry. It is plugged in the same way as my old 4670. I have a PCI-Express x16 and a PCI-Express x8 slot that I used to run crossfire on with my 4670s.
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a c 173 U Graphics card
March 15, 2010 12:08:26 AM

Hook up the power connectors and don't be an idiot I have this psu my self even though it is far from perfect.
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March 15, 2010 10:30:51 AM

oh, I didn't know that there were a seperate set of power connectors that I had to hook up to the card. im used to my plug and play 4670s thanks guys!!!!! and sorry
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a c 173 U Graphics card
March 15, 2010 11:24:15 AM

jpsil said:
oh, I didn't know that there were a seperate set of power connectors that I had to hook up to the card. im used to my plug and play 4670s thanks guys!!!!! and sorry


They are there for a reason.
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March 15, 2010 6:00:28 PM

just a quick question. The powersupply has cables running with 4 "port holes" but the cable with the GFX card has 3 pins. Do i just plug it into the cable with the 4 holes?
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a c 173 U Graphics card
March 15, 2010 6:32:56 PM

jpsil said:
just a quick question. The powersupply has cables running with 4 "port holes" but the cable with the GFX card has 3 pins. Do i just plug it into the cable with the 4 holes?




NOOOOOOOOO

The card uses dual 6 pin connectors never put in an eps 4pin or 8pin it will kill the card.



This pic above is a 6pin connector this is what you have to use.

The pic below is two 4 pin connectors they supply power to the cpu never use them on a card it will kill the card.



This is an eps 8 pin and has the same use as the 4 pin.



The pic below is an 8 pin for gpu use only



This is a pic of both connectors look like on some common high end cards.

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March 15, 2010 6:37:57 PM

ok, thanks. I was wondering if the cable running from the PSU, since it had 4 little circular holes was the correct place to plug the GFX 8 pin into. But i plugged it into the correct one because now im using my normal computer and installing the CCC drivers as we speak. Thanks again for your help. I was very confused earlier.=) The cable from the PSU is named p12 or p13 or something. there were a bunch of them. and the card seems to be working now.
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March 15, 2010 6:45:30 PM

imap://johnpat@mail.silliman.net:143/fetch%3EUID%3E.INBOX%3E93?part=1.2&type=image/jpeg&filename=0315001539.jpg

I dont know if the picture will post, if it does sorry about the blur, damn cellphone cameras. this was the cable i was talking about.
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a c 173 U Graphics card
March 15, 2010 6:45:41 PM

jpsil said:
ok, thanks. I was wondering if the cable running from the PSU, since it had 4 little circular holes was the correct place to plug the GFX 8 pin into. But i plugged it into the correct one because now im using my normal computer and installing the CCC drivers as we speak. Thanks again for your help. I was very confused earlier.=) The cable from the PSU is named p12 or p13 or something. there were a bunch of them. and the card seems to be working now.



That is great news that it is running properly. :wahoo: 
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a c 173 U Graphics card
March 15, 2010 6:46:32 PM

jpsil said:
imap://johnpat@mail.silliman.net:143/fetch%3EUID%3E.INBOX%3E93?part=1.2&type=image/jpeg&filename=0315001539.jpg

I dont know if the picture will post, if it does sorry about the blur, damn cellphone cameras. this was the cable i was talking about.


Got an error when I tried your link.
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March 15, 2010 6:49:10 PM



hope this works its imageshack
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a c 173 U Graphics card
March 15, 2010 9:51:18 PM

Interesting the link only works in quote, well any way that is a pic of a 4pin molex connector.
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March 21, 2010 11:57:52 PM

Best answer selected by jpsil.
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