HD 6670 Boot problem

March 10, 2012 at 17:25:34
Specs: Windows 7
My specs:
Core2Duo processor,
Intel DG31PR motherboard,
2GB RAM,
1GB powercolor HD 6670 GPU,
Corsair CX 430W PSU,
windows 7 32bit.

Recently upgraded my PC with a new GPU HD 6670 from my old 8400GS. After upgrade i faced boot problems. The computer wont cold boot so initially i thought the drivers are causing the problem so i formatted my PC and installed windows again. The GPU was working fine until i installed the catalyst driver, after reboot the same boot problem continues. I had to remove the GPU for now.

I doubt the faulty card problem because i played Battlefield Bad company 2 and several games when it worked fine. Any suggestions on what the problem might be and any solutions? Help me!


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#1
March 10, 2012 at 18:08:24
"The computer wont cold boot"

That would be caused by a hardware problem, not a software problem.


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#2
March 10, 2012 at 18:39:15
While it COULD be the wrong driver, if you are sure that it is right then it is one of two things:
1- Your graphics card is bad.
2- Your power supply is going or marginally enough power for your system with the graphics card and you are overstraining it.
If you can, try a better, more powerful power supply or try the graphics card in a machine that has a larger power supply.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
March 10, 2012 at 22:30:21
The HD 6670 isn't a high wattage card. The Corsair 430W should have no problem with it. Most likely, the problem is with the PCIe generation gap between the motherboard slot & the card. The board has a PCIe x16 v1.x slot but the card is a PCIe x16 v2.1. Version 2.0 is backwards compatible with v1.x, version 2.1 is not.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Ex...


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#4
March 10, 2012 at 22:42:32
As i said when the card worked i played enough games(GTA 4 and battlefield) to think it isn't a bad card. It does not crash while i play games. It does boot "sometimes" if i unplug it boot windows normally without GPU and uninstall the intel chipset that somehow installs itself even before i log in... Is there something in the boot settings that needs to be changed so that my computer will only look for a GPU as the only display device. Because i think when it does not boot up my pc thinks the default intel chipset as the display device.

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#5
March 10, 2012 at 22:56:33
Is there something i can do to make the card work? Or the only way is to get a different card or upgrade the motherboard?

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#6
March 11, 2012 at 04:53:33
Check your BIOS settings, there usually is a setting to use the PCIe graphics, or better (if available) to use the PCIe graphics if present, otherwise use onboard graphics (useful if you have additional graphics card problems). Check your manual for the key to hit during boot up to access your BIOS set up (often Delete or one of the F keys).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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