Hey everyone, so I recently decided to upgrade my gpu from XFX 8800gts to a XFX HD5850 BE, smart move right? Well maybe not.
So I got the 5850, popped it into the chassi, connected the two pci-e power connectors to it, all excited powered it on, started fine, 10 seconds later, reboot and start up again, 10 seconds later reboot again, and so on and so forth.
So I figure it must be my PSU right? Eventhough I had a zalman 600w already which should be able to support it, I thought frack it and went and bought a corsair 750w(heard they are good psu's)
Connected all the wires, two pci-e into the 5850 again, BAM, no difference. So I thought maybe its a BIOS thing? Updated bios, no difference.
My conclusion is that its a faulty card, I dont see what else it CAN be. The pc works flawlessly instantly when popping in the 8800gts again, no probs.