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No signal in PCIe slot 1 With new graphics card

Hi guys

Just built myself a new computer spec as follows:

Abit IN9 32X-MAX
2 gig OCZ ram
Quad core Q6600
Inno3d Geforce 9600 GT Over Clocked
Antec 800W PSU

Here is my problem: My computer works fine, infact i'm using it now to type this thread however the problem is I'm having to use my old PNY 256mb GFX card as I get no signal with my new one.

I know my card works as I've tried it in other machines.. What I've done so far:

Updated the BIOS to latest version
Removed Battery
Cleared Cmos
Tried card in PCIe slot 1.. No video signal.. Monitor light remains amber
Tried card in PCIe slot 2.. It works! and can get to bios
Tried card in PCIe slot 3.. It works! and can get to bios
ATX power from PSU is plugged in
ATX 12v power from PSU is plugged in
Tried different memory and just 1 gig
I've ran power from the 6 pins located at back of Video card direct to PSU

When the card is in slot 2 or 3 when booting the machine it tells me to move it back to slot 1.. However When I put my old PNY 256mb card into PCIe slot 1 it works fine with no problems.. I'm now at a point where I've had to make a decision!

decision..1 ask for help as I have no more hair left to pull out
decision..2 Throw it out the window and drop my weights on it

However I don't want to do decision 2 just "YET" but I am very close!

Any help on this would be great

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  • slyfox30 Jun 24, 2008

    Thank you for the reply.. I'm really miffed on this as it's so strange.. I've removed the old graphics drivers within vista and plugged in the new card but still no joy.. I've also done a memory test wich came back 100% clean no errors. I've been through the bios and the only thing i can see to do with PCIe is to change the voltage and to initilize PCIe before PCI which I changed.. Still to no joy.. I've also tried installing the drivers for my new graphics card while my old one is still in but it comes back with an error saying no hardware has been found for these drivers..Hence my old card is still in.. Theres something I'm missing but I just feel as though i've hit a brick wall with this... ha ha <----- crazy laughter

  • slyfox30 Jun 24, 2008

    I've just been running a bit of software "PC Wizard 2008" and when I pull the info on my mobo and click on the PCIe info it shows:

    PCI-Express Information :
    Number of connectors : 1

    Bus PCI-Express :
    Device : C55 PCIe bridge
    Version : 1.0
    Port : 0
    Physical Slot : #0
    Slot Populated : Yes
    Link Width : x16 (max. x16)
    Link Speed : 2.5 GB/s

    Bus PCI-Express :
    Device : C55 PCIe bridge
    Version : 1.0
    Port : 3
    Physical Slot : #0
    Slot Populated : Yes
    Link Width : x1 (max. x1)
    Link Speed : 2.5 GB/s

    Bus PCI-Express :
    Device : GeForce 7600 GT
    Version : 1.0
    Port : 0
    Link Width : x16 (max. x16)
    Link Speed : 2.5 GB/s

    Does this look correct I see my Geforce in the last PCIe but if you look at the other two they both say Slot populated although I have nothing in them... I'm just clutching at straws now.


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Have you checked how the BIOS is setup to recognize the added video card? You may have to change a setting in there. It could be that it thinks the old card is still there or you may need to uninstall the old cards drivers and then install the new cards drivers after reboot.

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