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January 13, 2011 8:39:28 PM


I had been having problems with my video card, it was not allowing the system to finish booting after Windows started. I warranty swapped the card and got a new card. It worked great for a while and then I went to boot up, I got no video. It does not seem like it is booting up, since there's no Windows sound. After this, I did another warranty swap and I am having the same problem.

Here are my specs:
1 x Thermaltake SopranoRS VG7000BWS Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
1 x MSI P45 Neo3-FR LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
1 x Antec Neo Power 500 500W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply
1 x Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor BX80570E8400
1 x OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2RPR10664GK
1 x VisionTek 900241 Radeon HD 4850 1GB

Any help is appreciated!


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January 13, 2011 11:58:48 PM

Hmm, do you have video before Windows starts loading (i.e. can you see the bios screen)?
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January 14, 2011 12:29:12 AM

Possibly the PSU is weak....; PSUs are only known good the last time your system was working... (Remove power from rear of PSU, and make sure the video card is fully seated, reseat GPU aux power input)
January 14, 2011 12:06:04 PM

When I hit the power button, the monitor never comes out of stand-by.

Is there a way to troubleshoot the PSU outside of RMAing a new one?