I just built my computer and did a windows performance test. I got the result of 1 for the graphic card. I decided to install the graphic card driver... once done, I rebooted and decided to run the windows performance test again.
I did it twice and both time the system shutdown without warning or messages.
Here is the specs of the machine:
- NCIX Gaming Bundle Deal Intel Core i7 960 & MSI Big Bang Xpower X58 SLI DDR3 Motherboard
- XFX Radeon HD 6850 Fansink 775MHZ 1GB 4.0GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI Display Port HDMI PCI-E Video Card
- Samsung Samsung DVDRW 22X SATA Lightsc Retail *IR-$5*
- Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
- Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
- Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
- CORSAIR XMS3 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMX16GX3M4A1333C9
- SanDisk Ultra SDSSDH-120G-G25 2.5" 120GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
- hec Zephyr MX 750 750W Peak Output ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
I have to admit that I also have another weird behavior is that I cannot have Win7 update, neither activate (I have internet working). I got error 0x80072f8f. Could this be related?
I am at work and not in front of the computer at this moment. I can tell you that I have connected the big 12v ATX (JPWR1) and also 2 plugs near of the mother board which had both 8 pins (JPWR2-3). I have also put a 6 pin pci-express in the third location (JPWR4). I have highlight them here :
Since I can boot and go on Internet and see images, I suppose the graphic card is well inserted into the board.
I have set the card in the slot #5
The manual suggest for 1 card the slot #2 but the slot is to near of the pci-express (the small one) that come for the sound card of the package of the motherboard.
Here is the manual information:
Do you think it really matter that I pu it in slot #5 instead of #2?
Concerning the problem with the graphic card, this one has been fixed by itself. After 2 days, I were able to register my Windows 7 and were able to update. I guess I were unlucky and the servers were down. Now, all is updated and I can use the graphic card without a problem and even if the card is in the slot #5.