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[SOLVED] GST 250 failing or PSU or mobo?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 17, 2010 11:02:22 PM

Right, here is the story.
I have a Nvidia GTS250 that I thought was about to die because it started to freeze, with repeating sound, and the fan would have hiccups.
Then it wouldn't even show anything anymore. I tried it on another computer and it's working fine no hiccups or anything. I then started to suspect either the PSU (which was builtin the case and is 500W 12V1 @ 18A and 12V2 @ 16A) or the motherboard(even maybe the PCI-E slot, I've only got one...).
I tried another graphics card less energy-hungry and still no video (my mobo doesn't have onboard graphics) So I'm not sure if it's my PSU (I tested the electricity and it's all good, every rail has the normal load) or my motherboard. Any suggestions ?

a b U Graphics card
October 17, 2010 11:29:27 PM

Are the right drivers installed?
a c 271 U Graphics card
October 17, 2010 11:35:59 PM

PCIe slots can fail, I have a rig here with a dead slot but luckily for the owner it's an SLi board and the 2nd slot still works.
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October 18, 2010 12:49:13 AM

I just put the little speaker device and am getting long continuous beeps, which according to my manual means the graphics card is not inserted properly....

Drivers are installed by it's irrelevant because the computer doesn't boot.
October 18, 2010 12:50:17 AM

I suppose if my slot is failing, my only option is to get another mobo... Other than that it doesn't sound like a PSU failure, does it?
a c 271 U Graphics card
October 18, 2010 1:00:05 AM

Is it possible to try the PSU from the rig that you tested the cards in?
October 18, 2010 2:16:10 AM

na, im getting a new motherboard, I think the PSU is alright. Will keep you posted
October 25, 2010 12:45:21 AM

Changed the mobo and all is fine, it was probably the PCIE slot, or some connections in the mobo. Thanks
a c 271 U Graphics card
October 25, 2010 12:48:36 AM

I'm glad you got it sorted.