not sure if my problem belongs in here but,
I've reassembled my old rig that I've had working perfectly for 3 years, and apperantly after a year inside an anti-static bag my old gigabyte geforce 9800 GTX+ causes severe boot issues,
At first the computer booted fine with it inside, allowing me to reach windows installation process, but while windows was loading files(blue screen file load, not the install with the graphics yet) the computer crashed and shut down, and since then i am unable to make it boot with the 9800 inside.
On startup the power will blink and immediatly shut down, and then the computer won't start at all until i remove the card.
I've tried with a different video card and it works fine, managed to install windows and all, so all other components work fine.
I've searched the internet for similar issues and most tend to blame the PSU, but the PSU is brand new 400w, and should have sufficiend power for a single IDE HDD and that video card, but i have tested the card in another machine with a 750w PSU and it acts the same, a perfectly working computer won't boot with that card inside, just drops power and won't start afterwards.
I've tested the card on Gigabyte EP43-DS3L (the board it was on for a few years and the board i intend to run it on if it's not dead)
2x2 GB Ram(tried with one\two sticks, tried all slots)
and on ASUS Crosshair V
TT 750w PSU
8 GB Ram
the PCI and DVI connectors on the card are clean, no signs of rust, corrosion, burns, no swollen up capacitors
what could be the issue with the card?
You say you tested it on the Gigabyte EP43-DS3L. Did it work on that board? If not then your card is no good. Something took a turn for the worst maybe a capacitor did.
In any case it looks like it bit the big one. Things like that happen just sitting around and maybe it got smashed, dropped, who knows, what ever the reason it looks like it is dead. Good luck to you though.