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Old 4th March, 2009, 06:38 AM
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Weird Video Card Problem

I have been experiencing a weird problem with ATI based cards and was wondering if someone here can shed some light to my problem.

I've been running my system with an ASUS 8500GT, and decided to get a little upgrade and give my old card to my bro. So I bought a power color HD 2600 XT (i know is not much of an upgrade but i don't game on my PC).

I first installed the card it worked fine, but then i had to reboot and got 4 beeps from my MOBO, which meant no VGA detected. I reseated the card and it worked but then after a reboot it didn't work again. I reseated the card again but no video, i reseated the mem and still no video. then i cleared the cmos and then i got video, but again i rebooted and got the same 4 beeps.

at this point i thought the card could be defective and also read reviews from newegg (where i bought the card) that other people were having the same exact problem i was having. so i decided to send it back and get a different card.

Since i've been reading that for my price range (about $60) ATI offers the best cards i decided to go with an ATI card again and bought an HIS HD 4670.

Again when i first installed the card it worked fine, then i rebooted after installing the drivers and guess what?......yep, 4 beeps again, no display.

I have updated my mobo bios to the latest but no matter what, every time i restart, i get no video. the if i shut down the system and leave it off for 5 mins, then it boots ok.


so i wonder, why does this problem only occurs when i reboot?
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try using the other pci-e slot if you have it
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Old 4th March, 2009, 10:40 AM
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i can't use that because my LSI raid card is there.

i don't think is the slot because after i got tired of dealing with the 2600 xt i went back to the nvidia and never once had this problem. the minute i use an ati card i get it back.
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Old 5th March, 2009, 12:51 AM
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anyone knows if i can flash the firmware on this card and were i could find the FW image?
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Old 11th March, 2009, 11:47 PM
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thanks, but i couldn't find a FW for my card.
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Try a different Power supply.
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Old 12th March, 2009, 04:33 AM
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is not the ps, i had a 430W before then i upgraded to a 620W thinking it was the ps but i still have the same problem.

I'm just going to send this card back. I'm getting an open box MSI 9800GT i found for $90
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