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what is going on? 1800xt

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by mejinks, 22 Jul 2006.

  1. mejinks

    Mobster

    Joined: 28 Oct 2002

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    I have a x1800xt connected to a Thermaltake toughpower 750w psu yet I get loads of cold boot problems. It seems totally random when I get cold boot problems, but it will last the entire day when they come.

    I have tried using the supplied pci-e converter, the dedicated pci-e connector from the psu and have done a bios update, still no joy.

    anyone hav any better ideas?
     
  2. sanofi

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Jul 2006

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    Location: Vienna

    What problems exactly?

    Could it be a dodgy graphics card? PSU?
     
  3. wiggy

    Hitman

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    Location: Milton Keynes, Bucks

    It sounds like a psu problem, i had a similar cold boot problem when i ran my X800 on my previous psu. Once it was warmed up it was ok, though bought a new one and cured the problem. Though i cant see how yours is failing considering the wattage. Might be worth running motherboard monitor to check any drops on your rails due to current draw.
    Anyone else?
     
  4. sugoi

    Gangster

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    Location: Sussex, UK

    are both of them newly purchased products? have/can you try it on other systems? you might be able to isolate it to either the PSU or Graphics card.
     
  5. Semiskimmed

    Mobster

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    its not a DFI mobo by any chance is it?
     
  6. mejinks

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    No, its an Intel mobo.

    The situation is worse now. There is no picture at all on screen now. :(
     
  7. killer_uk

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    Whats the problem, does the graphics card not power on when you switch the machine on?
     
  8. mejinks

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    Screen remains blank, fan on card runs at full blast.
     
  9. CFC-420

    Gangster

    Joined: 20 Jul 2006

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    Location: Peterborough

    tried re-seating it? maybe dust on the slot/connectors.
    how I cured it on the good 'ol 5900 Ultra back in the day
     
  10. killer_uk

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    I'm getting almost the same problem with my X1900XT. What I do is switch it on , then hold the power button in till it switches off, and then keep pressing the power button until the machine switches on again. Then my machine will boot up.
     
  11. man_from_uncle

    Wise Guy

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    That's not the most technical solution, but it's a dam site better than this sarky comment. ;).

    NB: Oddly enough that's what worked with my old p3 systems. Sometimes it just failed initialise the graphics card and I got a blank screen even though everything else was working. Took a few jump starts to get the old mx440 fired up.
     
  12. killer_uk

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    Yeah, thats what I do until I can send my PSU back ;)

    At OP: It looks like its a PSU fault.
     
  13. mejinks

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    The card is less than 2 weeks old. I have changed the PSU and this yields the same results. The problem has degenerated from working to not in less than 2 weeks.