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Old July 31, 2012, 04:31 PM
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Default New build looks like dead gpu

So I just put together my new build finally and it won't post with my used MSI 465 Golden. At first the computer would just turn off after a few seconds with a red light by the pcie slot (z77 Sabertooth). I tried switching out the power connectors in case there was low power on the rail (Cougar GX700). No change there. So I took an eraser to the gold contacts and made a little progress in that it doesn't reboot but there is no video and the red light stays on. I ended up pulling my 8800gt from my old system just to make some progress.

A little more info. The fans turn on although one makes a bit of noise kit it's running or hitting something. Everything else is running great with the spare video card. Also, it's plugge into the first pcie slot as recommended

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. I thought of baking it but don't know if that's the right model to be able to do that. I'm hugely disappointed as I spent a little more than I should have on it and it took quite a while to find one. I've also had for way too long to be able to contact the seller.

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Old July 31, 2012, 04:53 PM
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Low end card for high end rig...

If the 8800 posts no problem then it really does look like it's dead.. Could try contact MSI.. or bake it.
model for baking makes no sense... baking just re-liquifys the solder.. thats all.. Just be sure to take off all plastic bits (shroud, fan etc) before you do..
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Old July 31, 2012, 05:23 PM
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True, it's not the best card but I don't really game. Or at most it will be Minecraft or something. It still beats the snot out of my 8800GT haha.
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Old July 31, 2012, 05:25 PM
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in case you do want to bake your card.

http://*********.com/showthread.php?...ghlight=baking

Since I have baked a card back to life I will give you some loving tips to avoid some pitfalls. READ THE WHOLE THREAD! Putting the card on tin foil balls is extreamly important. Make sure the card is as level while on the balls is very very important...you don't want components sliding into different positions while baking or cooling, that will just totally messes the card up and is the exact opposite of what you want to accomplish. Last but not least, open a window....it's really going to stink!
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Dead card IMO. That or for some reason the power supply isn't liking the card (dying PSU?).
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Have you tried looking up the meaning of the status lights in the manual?
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Old July 31, 2012, 06:29 PM
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PSU is brand new and not having any problem powering up everything else.

There isn't any info in the manual other than saying there is a problem.
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PSU is brand new and not having any problem powering up everything else.

There isn't any info in the manual other than saying there is a problem.
Then yeah, it almost has to be the video card. If it were the CPU, you'd at least have an image or a failing POST.
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Old August 2, 2012, 01:27 PM
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That's the plan although chances are I'll get screwed as I bought it flashed to the 470. I guess we will see how nice the people at MSI are.
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