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Powercolor hd 6850 failures

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
February 15, 2012 2:25:21 PM

I have just built a system consisting of
AMD FX-6100 Black Edition
Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 board
Corsair Vengeance 1600 2x2gb
Colloermaster HAF 912 case
Samsung lightscribe DVD writer
Seagate Barracuda sata3 500gb disk
OCZ 650 S series PSu
Powercolor 1024Mb HD6850 PCI-E video card

Upon construction I had no image on the moniter - just a black screen, I tested the power input, moved the monitor to the second port, just 1 flicker. Replaced it with a basic ATI card all worked well and I install software. I RMA the card and the suppliers replaced it with a new one.
The new card did not work!, I assumed it was a PC prblem and the PSU was a likely choice. I checked AMD certified PSU list and found only a few that they said were suitable. I bought a Corsair TX750 v2 PSu fitted it and still no response. I also stripped down a working PC and replaced it HD4850 with this HD6850 - No Joy. I put all things back with my basic ATI card and am working but have a second DOA HD6850 - what else can I do?

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February 15, 2012 3:03:48 PM

You can tell powercolor to do a refund because you are not happy with this purchase and you can get a better 6850 :) .
February 15, 2012 3:15:54 PM

I just went through a similar problem with my Powercolor 6850 failing.

In my case I got it working, but the card quickly overheated up to 143 degrees celcius. In the end I wound up returning the Powercolor and purchasing a Sapphire brand 6850 that worked fine.
February 15, 2012 3:15:58 PM

well maybe your old PSU toasted this video card, so before you configuring the TX750 may have just been burned too, some generic psus can burn graphics card very easily, i am almost sure that you can replace it and try the new one on the tx750w psu;