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Old 01-26-2012, 02:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just recently built a PC for gaming/Personal (Mostly gaming). Ok specs are:

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[TD]Radeon 4850 HD ATI Radeon Now this was a hand me down, until i can afford a newer Vid card.[/TD]
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Ok so now that's out the way, the issue i am having is that sometimes the 4850 will show 2 red diodes when i power on my PC. And the PC will not power on what so ever, so what i have to do is turn off the power from the PSU on and off on and off till finally the card decides to kick in. Now A- It could be the card because it's old and just sucks (though when it does work its a fairly decent vid card). B- My PSU does not take kindly to the 4850 and has a hard time powering it on, now i can't see that being the problem i have a 750w PSU so their more than enough power to push the 4850.

Also i have tried both PCIE slots to make sure it wasnt the MB. I also tried diff plug on the PSU to the vid card to see if maybe their was a bad Power connection to the slots, still nothing. Any ideas guys im running out of options, but like i said It still works once the vid card decides to work. I just cant turn it off ever and its starting to get annoying.
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Default Re: Radeon 4850 bad or Something else!!

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I just recently built a PC for gaming/Personal (Mostly gaming). Ok specs are:

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[TD]Thermaltake TR2 RX 750w Bronze Newegg.com - Thermaltake TR2 RX 750W Bronze W0382RU ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply[/TD]
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[TD]AMD Phenom II X6 1100T 3.8Ghz Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz, 3.7GHz Turbo Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDE00ZFBGRBOX[/TD]
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[TD]Antec Lanboy Air Tower Newegg.com - Antec Lanboy air Red Black / Red Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Modular Case[/TD]
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[TD]G.Skill Ripjaw Series 16GB ram Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBRL[/TD]
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[TD]ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 (MB) Newegg.com - ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard[/TD]
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[TD]Radeon 4850 HD ATI Radeon Now this was a hand me down, until i can afford a newer Vid card.[/TD]
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Ok so now that's out the way, the issue i am having is that sometimes the 4850 will show 2 red diodes when i power on my PC. And the PC will not power on what so ever, so what i have to do is turn off the power from the PSU on and off on and off till finally the card decides to kick in. Now A- It could be the card because it's old and just sucks (though when it does work its a fairly decent vid card). B- My PSU does not take kindly to the 4850 and has a hard time powering it on, now i can't see that being the problem i have a 750w PSU so their more than enough power to push the 4850.

Also i have tried both PCIE slots to make sure it wasnt the MB. I also tried diff plug on the PSU to the vid card to see if maybe their was a bad Power connection to the slots, still nothing. Any ideas guys im running out of options, but like i said It still works once the vid card decides to work. I just cant turn it off ever and its starting to get annoying.

Hmmm, let me ask you a question since you had your motherboard, did it give you any kinds of problems ?
Check which bios revision you have and see if its at default, if it is give it a new bios flash.
If you can do that successfully and your video card is still buggin, look into a new graphics card soon.
If you have a set budget under 100.00 we should be able to swing you something real good for your pc display.
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