Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

No Image

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
January 21, 2012 5:24:43 PM

Hi guys , recently i have been experiencing some weird events. When i want to start my PC i have no image no weird beeps nothing , i have an 8800 GT video card with 6 pin power connector . I was thinking that it failed , then i went to a friend borrow his gts 250 and plugged it in and still nothing , now i am scared that i may have possibly kill both video cards , the weird thing is that with an old 8500 GT that does not require any power connectors works fine . Please tell me what is wrong with my computer .

More about : image

a b U Graphics card
January 21, 2012 5:44:41 PM

PSU isn't outputing enough power on the 6 pin, it sounds like...how old is the PSU?
January 21, 2012 5:45:41 PM

2 years and a half maybe less.
Related resources
a c 181 U Graphics card
January 22, 2012 12:05:24 AM

What are your spec's and the brand and size of your PSU. Has this problem been since the new card or did it come along later?
January 22, 2012 7:25:51 AM

The problem just came along later...and suddenly all worked fine until now. Here are my specs : Processor AMD Athlon 5200+ 2.77 Ghz ,
2 GB RAM DDR2 ,
PSU Rasurbo SilentPower DLP-45.1 450W ,
video card 8800 GT and my friends gts 250 that does not work , now I am using a 8500 GT and works fine ,
Motherboard : MSI K9N SLI V2 (MS-7390)
January 22, 2012 10:07:01 AM

Ups that is not my PSU from the post above , this is : Rasurbo SilentPower DLP-535 530W
January 22, 2012 10:36:48 AM

I just arrived from a friend and after i test the 2 video cards it turned out that they are working with no problem , so the problem in my PC is the PSU ?
a b U Graphics card
January 22, 2012 11:46:36 AM

Johnny4all said:
I just arrived from a friend and after i test the 2 video cards it turned out that they are working with no problem , so the problem in my PC is the PSU ?


I would guess either PSU or motherboard - though if you said a card that didn't require an external power connector worked fine, then it's most likely the PSU isn't outputing enough juice on that 6 pin. Do you have a molex 4pin to 6 pin converter around? If so, try that on a different PSU cable and see if that helps... (unless you have a spare PSU around or a digital multimeter to test it).
January 22, 2012 12:58:04 PM

I tried that and still the same , now i receive 4 short beeps , it sounds like first 2 beeps in pair then the last 2 beeps in pair , something like beep-beep , beep-beep . Do you recommend i should go with the PC and one of the video cards that does not work somewhere to test my components?
a b U Graphics card
January 22, 2012 1:49:01 PM

According to the AMI bios guide:

4 Beeps
Four beeps means that the motherboard timer is not working properly. A hardware failure with an expansion card or the motherboard itself could be the cause of this beep code.


Still sounds like it's not getting enough power...
January 22, 2012 2:13:45 PM

So it is the power supply...hmm weird to have failed so suddenly , can a power supply be repaired or i need to purchase a new one ?
a b U Graphics card
January 22, 2012 2:18:54 PM

Cheaper/easier to buy a new one - make sure to get a good brand (Corsair, Seasonic...)
January 22, 2012 4:38:12 PM

OK that should be all , you have been of a great help to me , thanks a lot and all best to you guys.
!