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Old 09-06-2005, 09:39 PM   #1
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Exclamation Antec PSU and display issues


I have just bought an antec psu (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103928)
I have a BFG 6600 gt oc.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143026
It does not have a connector for the PCI-E cable provided with the psu )top left corner in newegg pics)--not apearing on the BFG cards, but appears on others by other manufacturers

The card was working fine, and after putting in the psu, there is nothing on the screen at boot (or any time later). My monitor has gone into 'power saving mode' which is when the computer shuts down (normally)
However, my computer is running, i have checked all connections, both internally and externally. I believe that the card is not recieving any power. Ironically, I bought the PSU to increase the voltage going into the card...

help!
thx in advance

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Old 09-06-2005, 09:44 PM   #2
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I never knew PCI-X had a special power connector.... wow. Anyway, I would guess you would need power for the graphics card to work.
 
Old 09-06-2005, 10:26 PM   #3
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With my old power supply, the card drew power directly from the motherboard...
my g-card has a space where this special connecter would be placed, but this specific model does not have this pin (not all models have piece)

the psu is probably supplying the power thru the cable, not the mobo

note: this is the first PSU upgrade i hve done, so i do not know to much...
 
Old 09-06-2005, 10:51 PM   #4
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How are the connections different now than before?
 
Old 09-06-2005, 11:03 PM   #5
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the connections are exactly the same as before

all i did was put in a new PSU

however, i took out my grafics card when i dropped a screw behind it. i carefully put it back in the original spot
 
Old 09-06-2005, 11:10 PM   #6
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It shouldn't cause a problem then. Does the computer beep? Do fans spin?
 
Old 09-06-2005, 11:25 PM   #7
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1.case fans after boot with old psu:
5secs of full speed, then normal
NOW: fans full speed indefinitly
2 I will check if the graphics card fans are running in the morning

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Old 09-06-2005, 11:29 PM   #8
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You might also want to try resetting your BIOS.
 
Old 09-06-2005, 11:31 PM   #9
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how would i do that
(remember- all i have is a blank, black screen)
 
Old 09-06-2005, 11:35 PM   #10
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Usually there is a jumper on the motherboard for that. Check your motherboard manual.
 
Old 09-06-2005, 11:35 PM   #11
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You should get all the power you need from the motherboard. Your specific card doesn't need auxiliary power. Here's a quote from this review:
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Because the GeForce 6600 GT s manufactured on a 110nm process, features eight pixel pipelines, and only 128MB of memory, it falls within the power envelope for PCI Express and consequentially doesn't need an auxiliary power connector. BFG still recommends that you pair it with at least a 350W power supply, though.
Check that your card is properly seated. Sometimes it takes a bit of muscle to push it in all the way - check that the locking lever is in the closed position
 
Old 09-06-2005, 11:42 PM   #12
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locking lever?
 
Old 09-06-2005, 11:43 PM   #13
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It's the little plastic lever on the very back of AGP and PCI-X slots on the motherboard, intended to insure that your card is properly seated. Look at http://www.peachpit.com/content/imag...ks/13fig08.jpg

Some of them have a round knob and go sideways.
 
Old 09-06-2005, 11:48 PM   #14
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i recall seeing such a thing but do not know what position its in...

okay i will show the best i can:
PCI_E SLOT: ----
CARD:ccc
LEVER:lll
SIED OF COMP: !!!

!!ccccccccccccc
!!ccccccccccccc
!!-----------LLLLL
(side view)
 
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You would have had to release that lever when you took out the card to look for the dropped screw. Take the card out again and check the position of the lever. Reseat the card firmly and close the lever.
 
  


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