Dead PCI-E x16 slot ?

June 27, 2009 at 01:44:38
Specs: Windows XP
I just bought a new videocard Sapphire ATI Radeon X1600 Pro 256 MB PCI-E x16. I put the card in and all the cabkles as they are suppost to be and the card refuses to work.it just gives that starting sound of a computer when all the fans turn on, usually it stops after 5 seocns but now it didnt stop for 3 mintues straight and didnt stop. I had an accident a year and a half ago, i had a ATI Radeon X1300 or X1350 and it broke down due to overheat.my PSU and card were changed...but since i couldnt afford a new one then i had to use my onboard card. now when i put it in it doesnt work ? Is my PCI-E sloT DEAD?

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#1
June 27, 2009 at 05:21:30
Could be your PSU is not up to the job but the slots do die...mine went a few days ago on an Asrock mobo just over a year old!!

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#2
June 27, 2009 at 05:42:59
so what exactly is the problem - slots or the PSU ?

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#3
June 27, 2009 at 06:11:39
We have to know the specs on your PSU. Wattage doesn't mean too much, it's the amps on the 12 volt rail. Sounds like your PSU isn't up to the task.

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#4
June 27, 2009 at 07:14:18
Well It has 3.3V +,5.5 or 5.0V+ 12V1 AND 12V2...wich one ?

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#5
June 27, 2009 at 07:18:49
"Well It has 3.3V +,5.5 or 5.0V+ 12V1 AND 12V2"

OMG! List them ALL! And post the make/model of the PSU.


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#6
June 27, 2009 at 08:13:32
Okay well....Model is HEDY-300WATX
MAX DC O/P - 300W
+3.3V - 20A
+5V - 14A
+12V1 - 10A
+12V2 - 12A
-12V - 0.5A
+5VSB - 2.5A

AC I/P: VOL:230~ , FREQ: 60~50Hz
ATX 12V 2.2 Compatible

This is all i can give you about this PSU


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#7
June 27, 2009 at 14:34:15
I checked the HEDY website & I don't think what you posted in the model number. I can't find anything at their site to meet those specs, but here's an example of one 300W PSU they do have available:

http://en.hedy.com.cn/product/power...

Notice that although the +12v1 is 8A & +12v2 is 14A, the combined total is only 16A. That's not very much. It doesn't state with it has a 20-pin or 24-pin main ATX plug, but to run a PCI-e card, you MUST have a 24-pin plug. And if the card requires a 4-pin, 6-pin or 8-pin plug-in, it MUST be connected.


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#8
June 27, 2009 at 15:13:17
Its not my model...and id ont know much about PSUs or videocards....Im new to all this computing stuff....i need a better explanation...what the heck are these pin rails and stuff.

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