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Geforce 9800 gtx - no signal issue


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legendracer

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Hi there

You guys have saved my pc twice from infections so thought i'd ask for your advice on here.

I've just bought an xfx 9800gtx for my pc. I made sure as best i could my pc could cope

My Spec is a Dual Core Pentium 2.13
550w psu
ASUS P5N32-SLI SE DELUXE PCI Mainboard
2GB Ram
Currently got two 7600 gts in

I installed the card and the first thing i notice was that i only had one 6 pin's power supply to plug in when there are two holes in the card. Do i need two cables coming from my PSU

Turned the computer on and theres a red light coming out the back of the card, read on some forums its meant to be green so think this shows that theres an issue.

When turned on there is no signal being given to the monitor but the pc is running fine i can hear it.

I had the same problem when trying to install to 1gb ram stick. No signal to the monitor, I then reverted back to just my orignal 2gb of ram and it was fine. Same with the graphics card, put both my 7600 gts back in and all is running fine.

Just looking for any reasons really why the card seems to be not working

Thanks very much in advance
Ali
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I had a similar issue. My power supply didn't have any 8pin power connections (which is what 9800's require). If your video card has a red light then it either isn't working or doesnt have enough power. In this case, it would be not having enough power.

If you got the money, upgrade your power supply (at least 700w). Or if your 550w psu supports an 8pin connection use that and see if it works.
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Thanks for getting back

I think the def issue is not having two 6 pin pci connectors going in. However I'm looking at all these higher powered supply unit all have just one 6 pin connection. How do i get two use a converter for two of the four pin connectors maybe?

Nothings simple with Pc's is it :) :) :)

Cheers
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