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Nice Guy

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#1 10 years ago

I bought a new CoolViva Z1 passive cooler for my Radeon x1650xt. Installation went well, so i put the gpu back into the case, pushed the "on" button and nothing happened. Then i removed the card, the computer started normally (except for a long beep when it realised it has no gpu).

I thought that maybe it doesn't start if fan is not connected to the pc. So i connected the stock fan - still nothing.

I triple checked this and it's always the same. Is there a catch somewhere, or did i just screw my gpu up?




kow_ciller

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#2 10 years ago

Maybe you crushed the gpu core. Make sure that everything looks fine physically.




Nice Guy

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#3 10 years ago

if it was crushed, wouldn't the pc at least turn on and then complain? anyway, i'll go check again.




iDeekz

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#4 10 years ago

I don't think the P.C would confirm the problem it would just state if it's missing or not.




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#5 10 years ago

Maybe the GPU is bumping into a jumper or cable on the motherboard, such as the power switch cable?




ConstanceJill

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#6 10 years ago

Are you sure you also reconnected the additionnal power supply, if applicable ? (looks like some boards based on that chip have it while others don't :hmm: )




Nice Guy

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#7 10 years ago

Well, i removed the heatsink and plugged the card in (and yes, i have connected the cables). Then, the ASUS' "AI Lifestyle" logo shows up like always. For a split second a message "loading LILO" (i have a dual boot system and LILO is a boot loader) shows up and then, blank and monitor goes to power saving mode. My guess is, that before loading LILO, a undamaged part of gpu is used.

Also, when i restart the pc manually by pushing the button, it keeps restarting over and over again, with 1 second pause between.

But, i think i have found the problem - there's a tiny dot on the gpu chip and it looks like a tiny piece of the gpu was chipped off. Looks like i wasn't careful enough :(

And no, the card doesn't bump into any cables and such.

Is there a way to test what's causing the problem?




UNDIESRULES

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#8 10 years ago

Do you have access to another pc, perhaps a friends, that you could put the card into and try?