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Old December 22, 2009, 04:53 PM
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I have a F-ed up 8500GT. When I install the 8500GT and boot it up, I get a black screen.

All the fans and stuff are one. I tested on my computer (AMD 5200+) and my friend's Dell. I made sure that it wasn't a PSU problem coz mine is a 600W one and my friends is a brand new Sparkle 400W. Lastly all the symptoms are the same, and there is NO beep from turning on the computer.

So can anyone tell me whats going on?
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Old December 22, 2009, 06:14 PM
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The first thing to check is that the card is being correctly set as the primary monitor in BIOS.

New installs can sometime alter BIOS graphic card settings.

edit....srry reread .

You mean it wont even post ?

Does it have external power connectors ? are they connected ?

If its all setup correctly , and the card makes it not post , it's probably toast.
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Old December 22, 2009, 06:40 PM
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Yup, everything is plugged in. I uninstalled my 9600GT drivers before I installed the 8500GT.

It doesn't have any power connectors because it is a low powered card.

If it is toast, what will baking the card do?
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RMA time probably. If it does not work in two separate rigs it is probably toast.
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RMA time probably. If it does not work in two separate rigs it is probably toast.
Damn i got it off a friend... without the receipt!!!
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