ASUS HD 6950 power issues

Hi all, recently I've bought my 6950... However my monitor it is not turning on (it detects signal, but the boot up screen does not load)....

Prior in getting this card I was using a gtx560 lent by my friend, since my own gtx295 certified (sent for repair and confirmed by ASus).

Furthermore, I've noticed that when I plugged the card in my mobo, a red led light was on near the power connectors of the card....and when I've plugged in the 6 n 8 pin connectors the light remains red.... (with the 560 it was same, but after pluggin the connectors it would become green, so I'm assuming it is an power issue?)

Also, I doubt if it is my monitor issue since I can still play ps3on it, I've got a Dell 24"

Here are my specs:
E8500
ASus P5Q mobo
Corsair tx850 psu
All above were purchased around 2.5 years ago..

Thank you all!
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    i doubt its a power issue for several reasons
    1. the gtx560 and amd 6950 are in the same ballpark in terms of power needs
    2. you powered the GTX295 with no issue and that card needed far more power
    3. your system with the AMD6950 won't break 350w gaming so your TX850w has plenty of power to spare

    did you delete the nvidia drivers prior to installing the AMD drivers?
  2. dirtyferret said:
    i doubt its a power issue for several reasons
    1. the gtx560 and amd 6950 are in the same ballpark in terms of power needs
    2. you powered the GTX295 with no issue and that card needed far more power
    3. your system with the AMD6950 won't break 350w gaming so your TX850w has plenty of power to spare

    did you delete the nvidia drivers prior to installing the AMD drivers?

    No i did not...i do doubt too... But the light is not convincing me! Can it be the psu being an old model and not fulfilling the requirement? 12v w 30a
  3. When people offer(good) advice - take it - remove the old drivers completely and start over.
    -Bruce
  4. thank you all for the rply.. it was my monitor's dvi port issue... :/
  5. Best answer selected by ppv.
  6. Good thing you found the problem, what exactly was the problem with the dvi port ?
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