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PCIE problem I've just built my computer but having problems with the pcie master slot 1 spec: inno3d 9600 GT overclocked 2 gig ram Q6600 Abit IN9 32-MAX mobo VISTA Problem: When the card is in the master slot 1 I get no signal to the monitor.. However I take my old PNY 256mb card and it works fine so I know there is nothing wrong with the slot... If I move the 9600 to slot 2 or slot 3 I get signal but it says the card is in the wrong slot and needs to be moved back to slot 1 and again no signal. Buts as stated I get signal from the master slot with my old PNY 256mb card?? Any help would be much appreciated thanks.

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  • slyfox30 Jun 22, 2008

    Thank you for the reply... I've released the screws but still no luck... I've also found out the card does not give me a signal in slot 2 either. only in slot 3.. On the mobo board the out of the 3 pcie slots 1 and 2 are black and the 3rd is blue any reason for this? I understand about an engineer but I hate to be beat..ha ha,, So that is not an option.

    Again many thanks for your help... Would reflashing the bios help?... I'm not sure what bios came on the board so could be an old one.. but would that make a difference?

  • slyfox30 Jun 22, 2008

    Quick up date.. I've also flashed the bios to 1.5 which is the latest version.. And yes you guessed it.. Still no siganl

  • slyfox30 Jun 22, 2008

    Update: I have removed the mother board from the chassis and booted it up with just 1gig ram, CPU, and GFX card... the card DOES work in slots 2 and 3 but not in slot 1.. How ever my 256mb card does work in slot 1... I noticed in the bios that the PCIe slots are as follows:

    SB PCIe x16

    SB PCIe x16

    NB PCIe x8

    Anybody know what the last one is??

  • slyfox30 Jun 23, 2008

    Hi I've got my computer running fine at the moment with this 256mb card in slot 1 it's as soon as I put my 512mb card in.. But like I say it works in slot 2 and 3... Anyway If I increase the voltage is that not getting into the over clocking realms? should I need to increase the voltage to a PCIe slot?

  • slyfox30 Jun 23, 2008

    Sorry I got that wrong at the top the PCIe slots are as follows:

    NB PCIe x16
    SB PCIe x16
    SB PCIe x8

    I incressed the voltage by 0.5v but still didn't make any difference I still get no signal.. If I put the card in slot 2 or 3 it works and I can get to the BIOS but as it goes to boot it tells me that the card has been detected in slot 2 or 3 and as it's not running multi GPU (SLi) it needs to be placed in slot 1... The comp will not boot inless its in slot 1... Nightmare!.. I've got 6 gig of ram sticks which I have tried in different slots 1 gig only so it can't be a ram problem.. I've had the modo out on cardboard to see if it was earthing anywhere.. Which was a waste of time actually because my 256mb card works fine in slot 1.. I've just never come across a problem like this before.

  • slyfox30 Jun 23, 2008

    Okay thanks for your help thus far.. This is really getting to


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You said you built the PC yourself. One of the most common causes of faults are because the motherboard screws are to tightly fastened. I would release off all the screws by 1/4 of a turn and try again. If this problem persists then i would recommend a visual inspecton by an engineer.

Posted on Jun 20, 2008

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    Simon Vann Jun 22, 2008

    Looking at the mobo's picture I can only presume that the 3rd slot is assigned as the graphics port. I will have a look through the tech docs and let you know.

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    Simon Vann Jun 22, 2008

    SB means Southbridge, NB Northbridge. These mobos have voltage switch which provides different voltages to the same components. The switch usually affects SB components only, so therfore, if im right, the slot the card doesnt work in (ie 1) is a NB slot, and has less voltage than the others.

    Hope this helps.

  • Simon Vann
    Simon Vann Jun 23, 2008

    The other issue maybe that the NB slot is a 8 speed slot and the 512 card your using is a 16 speed port. This could be the reason it doesnt work in that slot. Is there a reason why the card needs to be in slot 1?

  • Simon Vann
    Simon Vann Jun 23, 2008

    The opnly other suggestion is to try to contact foxxcon support. Good luck with that!

    Sorry I couldnt help further


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