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PC turning on, but doesn't recognize anything in PCI-E slot.


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SherlockShackleton

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As I said in the Title, the PC turns on, but the GPU is not recognized, and I'm forced to boot the PC through onboard graphics.

I have tried with other GPUs as well, but nothing happens.

I have been sat in the geektogo IRC chat room for a day now, talking with Lurch, we did a few things, but sadly to no avail, so I was just wondering maybe someone has a different idea.

Motherboard is a MSI K9AGM3. Main GPU is a ATI Radeon HD 4300-4500 and the other one I tried was nVidia Geforce 8500 GT. Both did not give off any signal through DVI nor VGA cable.

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 


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:welcome:    SherlockShackleton

 

I have been sat in the geektogo IRC chat room for a day now, talking with Lurch, we did a few things, but sadly to no avail,

 

 

To avoid any repetition can you tell us what has been tried.

 

Download then run Speccy and post the resultant url for us please, details here

 

Please post the brand and model name or number of the PSU.

 

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:welcome:    SherlockShackleton

 

I have been sat in the geektogo IRC chat room for a day now, talking with Lurch, we did a few things, but sadly to no avail,

 

 

To avoid any repetition can you tell us what has been tried.

 

Download then run Speccy and post the resultant url for us please, details here

 

Please post the brand and model name or number of the PSU.

 

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Updated BIOS, Updated Chipset. Tried to place PCI-E as default boot for video in the motherboard settings. Tried a different PSU, didn't work either. 
Prior to the issue coming up, I had been doing some work with the CPU, resulting in it overheating. When I attempted to turn on the computer, it would receive video feed from the GPU, but would turn off due to overheat, so I left it to cool overnight and bought new paste, applied new paste to the CPU contact with the heatsink, and decided to refresh the heat paste on the GPU as well (This is where I think something went wrong, but I was particularly careful on both instances and made sure the paste didn't get anywhere else put the chip plate that contacts the heatsink.) I then turn it on, and bam, no video feed coming from the GPU.

 

http://speccy.pirifo...b4YY5Pw5JdzCvpV


Edited by SherlockShackleton, 30 July 2014 - 02:58 PM.

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Brand and model name or number of both PSUs if you will please.

 

The MBs PCI-E X1 and X16 slots are not detected by Speccy which means that they are either disabled in the BIOS or that they have failed, Speccy also shows that the PSUs +12V rail which powers add on video cards (among other things) is low so we need to check that further;

 

 

RAM
Memory slots
Total memory slots: 4
Used memory slots: 3
Free memory slots: 1
Memory
Type: DDR2
Size: 3072 MBytes
Channels #: Single
DRAM Frequency: 253.9 MHz
CAS# Latency (CL): 4 clocks
RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD): 4 clocks
RAS# Precharge (tRP): 4 clocks
Cycle Time (tRAS): 12 clocks
Bank Cycle Time (tRC): 16 clocks
Command Rate (CR): 2T
Physical Memory
Memory Usage: 41 %
Total Physical: 2.87 GB
Available Physical: 1.67 GB
Total Virtual: 5.75 GB
Available Virtual: 4.40 GB
SPD
Number Of SPD Modules: 3
Slot #1
Type: DDR2
Size: 1024 MBytes
Manufacturer: Samsung
Max Bandwidth: PC2-5300 (333 MHz)
Part Number: M3 78T2953CZ3-CE6
Serial Number: 85112E18
Week/year: 40 / 07
Timing table
JEDEC #1
Frequency: 200.0 MHz
CAS# Latency: 3.0
RAS# To CAS#: 3
RAS# Precharge: 3
tRAS: 8
tRC: 11
Voltage: 1.800 V
JEDEC #2
Frequency: 266.7 MHz
CAS# Latency: 4.0
RAS# To CAS#: 4
RAS# Precharge: 4
tRAS: 11
tRC: 15
Voltage: 1.800 V
JEDEC #3
Frequency: 333.3 MHz
CAS# Latency: 5.0
RAS# To CAS#: 5
RAS# Precharge: 5
tRAS: 14
tRC: 19
Voltage: 1.800 V
Slot #2
Type: DDR2
Size: 1024 MBytes
Manufacturer: Samsung
Max Bandwidth: PC2-5300 (333 MHz)
Part Number: M3 78T2863CZS-CE6
Serial Number: 71492C08
Week/year: 26 / 07
Timing table
JEDEC #1
Frequency: 200.0 MHz
CAS# Latency: 3.0
RAS# To CAS#: 3
RAS# Precharge: 3
tRAS: 9
tRC: 12
Voltage: 1.800 V
JEDEC #2
Frequency: 266.7 MHz
CAS# Latency: 4.0
RAS# To CAS#: 4
RAS# Precharge: 4
tRAS: 12
tRC: 16
Voltage: 1.800 V
JEDEC #3
Frequency: 333.3 MHz
CAS# Latency: 5.0
RAS# To CAS#: 5
RAS# Precharge: 5
tRAS: 16
tRC: 21
Voltage: 1.800 V
Slot #3
Type: DDR2
Size: 1024 MBytes
Manufacturer: Corsair
Max Bandwidth: PC2-4300 (266 MHz)
Part Number: VS1GB533D2
Timing table
JEDEC #1
Frequency: 200.0 MHz
CAS# Latency: 3.0
RAS# To CAS#: 3
RAS# Precharge: 3
tRAS: 9
tRC: 11
Voltage: 1.800 V
JEDEC #2
Frequency: 266.7 MHz
CAS# Latency: 4.0
RAS# To CAS#: 4
RAS# Precharge: 4
tRAS: 12
tRC: 15
Voltage: 1.800 V
Motherboard
Manufacturer: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD
Model: MS-7367 (CPU 1)
Version: 1.0
Chipset Vendor: ATI
Chipset Model: Radeon X1250
Chipset Revision: 00
Southbridge Vendor: ATI
Southbridge Model: SB600
Southbridge Revision: 00
System Temperature: 34 °C
BIOS
Brand: American Megatrends Inc.
Version: V1.6
Date: 5/5/2009
Voltage
+3.3V: 3.344 V
CPU CORE: 1.288 V
VIN2: 2.176 V
VIN3: 1.305 V
+5V: 5.213 V
+12V: 8.888 V
VIN6: 1.312 V
VSB3V: 3.360 V
CMOS BATTERY: 3.216 V
PCI Data
Slot PCI
Slot Type: PCI
Slot Usage: Available
Bus Width: 32 bit
Slot Designation: PCI1
Characteristics: 3.3V, Shared, PME
Slot Number: 0
Slot PCI
Slot Type: PCI
Slot Usage: Available
Bus Width: 32 bit
Slot Designation: PCI2
Characteristics: 3.3V, Shared, PME
Slot Number: 1
 

 

Also worth mentioning is that you have an odd stick of Ram, this means that you are running in single channel mode and at the reduced speed of the single stick of Corsair memory, you also only have Windows Defender running and no real time anti virus protection.

 

Going offline shortly as it is getting late here in the UK and I have an early start in the morning  :(


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One is a Coolermaster HP-P4017F5WP and the other is Windmill PRO 385.

I know about RAM, is very problematic. Is it better to take it out and have 2, or leave it on?

 

If they are disabled, how do we enable them.

And if they have failed, how do we make them work. 


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Neither PSU are very good and definitely should not be used with the Geforce 8500 GT as they are underpowered, they are borderline with the HD Radeon card.

 

Remove the odd stick of Corsair as it is doing you no favours.

 

Try restoring the factory default settings in the BIOS, if you cant find this, pull the MBs CMOS battery.

 

When an add on video card is fitted the MBs integrated video chip is disabled by default unless the feature is disabled in the BIOS.

 

 

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I did everything. Still nothing from the GPU. I'm using the Radeon.


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All that I can suggest now is that you have a local reputable tech check the MB and CPU out, they will have the required equipment to hand which unfortunately you will not have, please let us know how you get on with it.


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