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MSI N560GTX- new Build, not working.

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September 20, 2012 12:34:11 AM

Hey guys, I ordered this card (http://goo.gl/NfGsh) on recommendation from http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-pc-overclock... .

I have everything else running great from the onboard graphics card. When I put the video card in and start it up, the BIOS screen has red lines through it and and the next screen has random-colored artifacts around the black/white screen, making it unreadable.

I would normally RMA it by now but I was wondering if it was possibly it was a power issue? Do I have to connect all four power connectors to the power supply?
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September 20, 2012 3:22:27 AM

What PSU are you using. Its recommended to use proper PCIE 6 pin connectors, not the molex adaptors that come with it.
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September 20, 2012 4:21:28 AM

Just tried it out. It appears I only have one PCI 6-pin connector. I tried connecting the molex connector and the PCI together and had the same result. I wonder if it's just this particular card since Tom's recommended the setup, and they reported no issues involving the molex connectors.
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September 23, 2012 12:03:07 AM

Update (if anyone cares): I RMA'd the card after trying different configurations. Just ordered a replacement since it worked with the Tom's Hardware recommended build. Hopefully it works this time.
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October 3, 2012 4:02:56 PM

I RMA'd the video card and got my new one in yesterday. It works great with the PCI-e connector/Molex split.
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October 4, 2012 8:56:17 AM

Im glad it worked out for you. Dead on arrival tech sucks!
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October 11, 2012 4:53:17 PM

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