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February 14, 2013 2:33:06 AM

So I recently built a new computer and I have had quite a few problems. I was playing a game and my computer randomly shut off and didn't come back on. Originally I found that the PSU didn't work after testing it on another machine. Once I replaced that then I realized that my motherboard was no longer working, so I replaced that. So today I finally got my new motherboard and hooked everything up. The computer turns on, I can hear the disc drive and hard drive moving with all the fans moving, but the fans on the video card aren't moving and there is no display. I took out the card and tested it in another computer and it started up in the other computer. Any ideas about what could be the problem with the video card and fans not powering on?
a c 91 U Graphics card
a c 156 V Motherboard
February 14, 2013 2:42:44 AM

does this motherboard have 2 pci-e slot so you could try the card in the second slot .
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February 14, 2013 2:46:21 AM

scout_03 said:
does this motherboard have 2 pci-e slot so you could try the card in the second slot .


Yes it does, I tried the video card in both of the PCI-E slots and there was no fan movement or video output in either. Also I got the same motherboard as the replacement for the broken motherboard.

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a c 91 U Graphics card
a c 156 V Motherboard
February 14, 2013 2:51:39 AM

do you have another video card you could try on that board,look like you receive a replacement board with defective pci-e slot if you ask for a new rma take all the number on the board including the serial one .
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February 14, 2013 2:55:38 AM

Stand alone video cards nowadays uses extra power(aux. power) for it to work. If your PSU don't have it...then that's bad....u need a bigger power supply.
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February 14, 2013 2:57:36 AM

scout_03 said:
do you have another video card you could try on that board,look like you receive a replacement board with defective pci-e slot if you ask for a new rma take all the number on the board including the serial one .


The board is actually a brand new board that I ordered off of Amazon, because I didn't want to wait a few weeks before I get a refund for my old board.

I tested another video card in both of the PCI-E slots and there still isn't any video output, but the both work on the other system. Is it possible that the CPU got damaged at the same time the motherboard did when the PSU went out?
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a c 91 U Graphics card
a c 156 V Motherboard
February 14, 2013 3:05:40 AM

did you check if the cpu you put on was on the list and with the bios it need but i still suspecting the motherboard since no other card work ,you could try to test you cpu in another system .
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February 14, 2013 3:15:06 AM

scout_03 said:
did you check if the cpu you put on was on the list and with the bios it need but i still suspecting the motherboard since no other card work ,you could try to test you cpu in another system .


This is the processor I am using: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It is an AM3+, which is what the motherboard is made for.
It was running Windows 8 for about 2 weeks before the original problem happened. Literally no parts on the computer have changed other than switching out for a New/Stronger PSU and a new (same model) motherboard.
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a c 91 U Graphics card
a c 156 V Motherboard
February 14, 2013 3:31:53 AM

do you have another cpu that you could use to test hte motherboard and find witch bios it got ,if not i would rma board that the only option you have .
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February 14, 2013 4:12:03 AM

Luckily for me, I ordered from Amazon. They are sending me a new CPU and it should be here in 2 days, I'll update whenever it gets here.
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a c 205 U Graphics card
a c 478 V Motherboard
February 14, 2013 4:27:15 AM

did you make sure the 8 pin atx power plug by the vga port was plugged in??
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