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Alright so i just called ASUS to talk to them about my video card 6800xt that just makes everything look blocky. He said that my system could not be grounded. And i should put electrical tape over every screw? Now my intergrated video card works, and nothing else is going wrong other than this new video card. I was wondering if i should go through all this work of testing to see if the system is grounded and tapeing up everything, or if anyone has any other ideas. Thanks!

Edited by Favs, 14 January 2006 - 04:17 PM.

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If the motherboard were in contact with the backlpate then it would ground the motherboard and short it out thats the only occasion where it can ground.

Basically the guy is talking out his rearend, because if it was being grounded as he put it nothing would work not the gfx card appearing blocky.
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okay, he said that i should put the mobo on a phone book and slowly plug things back in and see what works and what doesnt... but that doenst make sense because everything works with out the video card.... so what could be the problem?

Edited by Favs, 14 January 2006 - 04:30 PM.

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The first message says that the response was that the machine was not grounded, in addition to making sure that nothing is shorting out by putting tape on the screws.

It might be a bogus answer, but you also might want to make sure that the case is properly grounded to the AC power ground.

It is possible that when you put in the board that it could cause it to short out, but that does not mean that nothing will work, just the signal that is grounded would have a problem. I would not think that it would cause the problem that you mention though. It would not hurt to see if you can see anything that looks like it could be an issue.
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i would i make sure it is not an issue? just make sure the mobo isnt touching the case?
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With respect to the mother board, ensure that it is not touching the case, any screws or anything else.
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did you update to the newest drivers for that card? also..once you get the new card installed...disable the onboard graphix card in the bios..then plug your monitor into the new graphix card.
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