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Old April 2, 2013, 05:22 PM
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Default ASUS Radeon 7850 not booting well with Gigabyte X58

Recently replaced my old Sapphire Radeon 4850 with a new ASUS Radeon 7850 (DC2-2GD5-V2) and havenít been able to boot up with it in Windows 7...I should clarify: Technically I can boot up fine with it, but following Window's 7800 drivers update, all subsequent boots yield the same problem: No video, can't get past POST error code 2b (Video-card related according to manual)

Iíve tried a number of things, but no luck so far ( i.e. inserting it in a different PCIEx16 slot, double-checking the wattage ) The 4850 still works fine if I re-insert it.

Looking for any suggestions from anyone whoís had a similar plight, so I hopefully donít have to return it ( been itching to play Bioshock Infinite :] ) The only thing I think that could be causing the problem is my motherboard, it conforms to PCI Express 2.0, while the video card is rated as 3 (though Iíve read on other forums that shouldnít be a problem ?)

My specs:
Motherboard: Gigabyte X58 GA-EX58UD5 3-way Crossfire ( BIOS: vF13 )
CPU: Intel i7-920 2.66GHz 8M LGA
Power Supply: Kingwin 680 Watt
OS: Windows 7 64-bit ( 6gb RAM )

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Old April 2, 2013, 05:40 PM
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can you boot to safe mode no problem?

your probably having older driver conflicts
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Old April 2, 2013, 05:40 PM
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So after installing the drivers it won't post anymore? Do you have access to another system that you can test the card in?
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