video card quit working in pcie 3.0 x16 slot

March 18, 2013 at 15:30:25
Specs: Windows 7
Computer was running triple monitors off the AMD 7950 jsut fine. I shut it down to move to a new house and when i went to boot it back up nothing. Not even POST. Checked a few things and moved the video card down to the PCIE 2.0 x4 slot and it works fine. Just trying to figure out why it quit working in the 3.0 x16 slot. any ideas?

Comp Specs:
i5 2500k
Asus p8z68-v pro gen3
AMD hd7950
LZ 1000 PSU
64 bit OS

Thank you,

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March 18, 2013 at 18:13:37
Might be oxide on the video card edge connectors.

Often the slightest movement can shift the card onto a spot where oxide has built up. If you clean the card edge connectors with a pencil eraser then pop it in and out of each slot a few times (to clear oxide of the sockets) you might find it then works in the original position.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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