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Old 11-27-2007, 04:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just build this computer last night and tried to install windows on it but I didnt have the key handy so I waited till today to do it. When i turned the computer on there was no video. So I took the card out and put it back in while checking to see if all the connections were good. It still didnt work so i took it and put it in the older pci-e slot on my board. With it still not working I took my 7950gt and put it in and I got a picture. The computer acts fine with the HD 3850 but I get no picture. Any ideas? I could return it easy but I just want to use my new computer! Lol
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must be a bad card, so just return it and use the 7950 for now...

also try and install drivers for the 3850 before you put the card in.

-we have the same card and cpu.
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Haha yeah. I hope you have stock cooling so I can see what we hit on overclocks. Rofl. Ok in a little bit I will throw the 7950gt back in that pc and install 3850 drivers. It doesnt give me a picture on post though so idk. I will obviously rma it but i dont want to. Took them 8 days to send it to begin with.
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boo. where did you order it from?
and i have pretty good air flow in the case and stock cooling on it, so ill put up my numbers on everything once everything gets here thursday.
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yeah from newegg. The computers so much faster than my older one but i miss the hd 3850. CRAP! lol
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what was your old setup? and when did you order all of your stuff? and was it all newegg stuff?
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For w/e reason the video card now works! I think there might still be something wrong but idk. Lol
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