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August 5, 2011 4:43:34 AM

Hey everyone,

System:

AMD 1090T
MSI 890FX- GD65
8gb of patriot memory
(2) 1 TB WD 7200rpm in raid 0
XFX 6870
OCZ Fataliy 750W power supply

I cannot after more than a month get my third RMA'd video card to work... This is the third card ive got from XFX and the previous two even though i sent them back were confirmed to be ok. I took it to a pc repair place and they said it was some issue with the pci 2.1 card in a 2.0 slot on the previous mother board i had which was a ASUS m488TD-V EVO/USB3. They said get a diff. video card (2.0) or a newer mother board which i did. I have updated the bios to MSI websites most recent and still cannot get video output. I put a cheapy card into computer to get it going and get windows installed but when i put in the 6870 i get nothing!!!

Power supply is good, tried both pci slots, and nothing any help is appreciated!!!

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August 5, 2011 4:52:15 AM

"they said it was some issue with the pci 2.1 card in a 2.0 slot on the previous mother board" <----- sounds like nonsense. I've never heard of problems with a 2.1 in a 2.0 slot. Maybe a 2.1 in 1.0 slot...
Sounds like you've received a 3rd bad card from XFX (or they keep sending you the same one?)
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August 5, 2011 5:01:18 AM

well i would agree except that the two previous cards i sent back were tested and were fine...
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August 5, 2011 5:03:32 AM

Is the card you have in your system now 2.1?
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August 5, 2011 5:07:25 AM

yup. XFX radeon 6870HD
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August 5, 2011 5:10:56 AM

That's the one that isn't working?
What's the "cheapy card?"
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August 5, 2011 5:17:05 AM

geforce 8400GS i think
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August 5, 2011 5:21:35 AM

So a PCIe 2.0 x16 card.
I'm just finding it hard not to think that with a new mobo and a 750W PSU that there isn't something wrong with the 6870 itself.
There's just no reason that a 2.1 wouldn't work in a 2.0 slot.
When there's nothing wrong with the slot... or PSU... or mobo.
I think they've been sending you back the same XFX card...
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