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Graphics card is sucking too much energy????

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
November 3, 2011 11:06:38 PM

Hi Everyone, thanks for reading and hopefully someone has an idea why it isn't working.

When I attach it to my motherboard it wont turn on. I had contacted support for the motherboard assuming that was the problem, but the specialist at ASUS said that the graphics card is trying to take more energy then it needs and that is why the motherboard isn't turning on...? I attempted to contact AMD, but they are closed for the day and I was really hoping I would have this up and running tonight.

Motherboard: Asus p8z68 Deluxe
Graphics card: Radeon hd 6950 2gb
PSU: Kingwin Lazer 850W

If you have any idea how I could fix this please post.

If you need more information about my setup please just ask.
a b U Graphics card
November 3, 2011 11:15:45 PM

Did you connect the extra 6(or 8) pin power connectors to your card?
a b U Graphics card
a b V Motherboard
November 3, 2011 11:16:21 PM

So without the GPU installed the PC turns on and functions correctly, yes? And when you attempt to boot with the graphics card installed nothing happens-is that correct?
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November 3, 2011 11:17:08 PM

a b U Graphics card
November 3, 2011 11:18:23 PM

I assume you connected the PCI power cable from the psu to the card, correct?
November 3, 2011 11:19:03 PM

Yea. It boots without it connected, but when it is connected it doesn't turn on.

a b U Graphics card
a b V Motherboard
November 3, 2011 11:19:25 PM

If that is the case, then I would double check to ensure the card is fully seated in the correct slot. Motherboard are particular about which pci express slot you use, check your mobo manual.

Then check to ensure you are using the correct PCI express power connector, and that it is seated completely. I believe you could have some connection issues.
a b U Graphics card
November 3, 2011 11:21:43 PM

when the gpu is connected, The PC won't boot at all. No beeps. No screen flicker? dead as a door knob?

+1 to the connection issues.
November 3, 2011 11:24:05 PM

Yup, Dead as a door knob.
November 3, 2011 11:34:29 PM


tried it all no luck >.<
a b U Graphics card
November 3, 2011 11:40:38 PM

Seems like you have done all the simple stuff. Do you have an old graphics card, you could test in the mobo?

Also did you make sure to put the card in the correct pci slot as suggested by buzznut.
November 3, 2011 11:52:12 PM

I made sure it was in the right PCI slot. I tried both to be sure.
I do not have another graphics card to test it sadly.
a b U Graphics card
a b V Motherboard
November 3, 2011 11:53:34 PM

If you are certain that you've done everything correctly and it is a new card, then I would start the rma process ASAP. Some manufacturers want a return within two weeks, also ensure that you have first filled out any warranty registration.
November 4, 2011 12:01:00 AM

Well... If it is an RMA then apparently UPS decided to break everything... this will be the 3rd item in one box that is broken... first my PSU then my Motherboard(fried so i guess it wasn't UPS there) and now the graphics card >.< how fun.
a b U Graphics card
a b V Motherboard
November 4, 2011 12:11:31 AM

^^^ Not likely...
November 4, 2011 12:14:45 AM

Exactly.... It is very unlikely, but apparently it has to happen to me.

Thanks for all of the help everyone even though it didn't seem to work. >.<
I will try and contact whoever to see if it is just defective (3rd part so far.... yay....).