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Old 10-11-2005, 10:37 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Next question: exactly how oc'd is that video card? If you pushed the overclocking to the limit you might have a cooked GPU!
Thanks for the replies. The video card is a BFG 6800GT OC that comes overclocked from the package (don't know how much offhand b/c I've misplaced the documentation). It has a lifetime warranty.

Shouldn't the "no beep" when I boot indicate that the BIOS isn't even starting to run? Does that point to a bad MOBO? It should beep even if the video card is bad, right? How can I tell if it's the CPU or not? I know the temps never got out of hand, but I guess a power surge could have done some damage.

thanks for any help!
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Old 10-12-2005, 09:07 AM   #12 (permalink)
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check your motherboard manual for the beep codes...

and did you,

"is there any way you could try a different video card, or try yours in a different computer?"

if the vid card works in another computer, then... its not the vid card...
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Old 10-12-2005, 11:48 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Something like that happened my stupid friend *cough* a while ago. Somehow my stupid friend *cough* disabled his video from device manager, dunno what he was doing *cough* and he had no video, but his pc obviously turned on. My stupid friend *sneeze* had to format..

Damn my friend!


//On topic

Check your leads etc inside your computer, make sure everything is connected right, gfx etc.
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I'm thinking that motherboard is dead.
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Something like that happened my stupid friend *cough* a while ago. Somehow my stupid friend *cough* disabled his video from device manager, dunno what he was doing *cough* and he had no video, but his pc obviously turned on. My stupid friend *sneeze* had to format..

Damn my friend!


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Check your leads etc inside your computer, make sure everything is connected right, gfx etc.

Thanks for the help. I don't have time now (work), but this weekend I'm going to take it all apart and reassemble. I also obtained another video card which I can at least try with my MOBO and see if anything happens. I'm also going to check the PSU with a multimeter and see if anything is amiss. Also going to hunt down all the manuals....funny how those things disappear when you move!
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Old 10-12-2005, 10:49 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Any time you overclock (and there really is NO good reason!) that is a risk you are taking. If you have the money that you can gamble with OC'ing, be prepared to spend $$$$$.
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