Gigabyte 6800GT Woes

DirtyRotten

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Nov 6, 2004
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After a few weeks of planning out a fresh new system I finally got the last of my shipments today and started to put everything together. I ran into my first snag trying to power up for the first time.

Problem is the system won't power up..at all!
I went through hours and hours of tests and I finally fingered my Vid Card and quite possibly my Power Supply as the culprits, as to why they are acting up I have no idea.

What happens is when I push the power button on my case theres nothing more than a half second spark of life and it's accompanied by a "squeek". The squeek is from my video card, the fan power alarm I suppose. Now I can't achieve the squeek twice in a row, I have to switch off the PSU then switch it back on and then try hitting the power button again for it to give any sign of life.

Now heres the other thing, if I unplug the power cord from the vid card my system will power on slightly (cpu fan spins at normal speed) BUT the alarm on the card goes ape crap and will not shut up unless I switch off the PSU.

I've tried different plugs from the PSU with no luck, I've tried reseating the card, checking it for anything that looked odd...no luck. I'm so tierd, been at this for hours..any help or ideas would be GREATLY appreciated!

SPECS:
Asus K8N-E Deluxe
1GB PQI Turbo 3200 DDR
Gigabyte GeForce 6800 GT
AMD 64 3200+
Samsung SATA HDD 120GB


*UPDATE*
I swapped my 6800 with my brother's 9800pro just to see what would happen and while this time I got no annoying alarm (most likely because these cards don't have one) I did notice a few things.
- The PSU and CPU fans both worked while the case fans and the fan on the card itself did not budge.
- There was no power going to any other device that was hooked up (DVD,CDRW,SATA Drive).
- System still does not boot up (no beep) or power up fully.

Could this be a bad PSU?
 

amdskip

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What power supply are you using (brand/model)? Unhook all the extra uncessary crap such as all cdroms and hard drives. Just have basic memory, cpu, heatsink, etc. installed. Also you can try booting the system with it not installed inside of the case. Short the pins on the motherboard with a flat screwdriver and see what happens.
 

DirtyRotten

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Nov 6, 2004
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I'm using a Thermaltake W0014 Silent Purepower 480W PSU. I've tried having just the mobo,cpu,heatsink and powering on and it still had the same results with the PSU fans and CPU fan working but nothing else getting power other than the power light on the mobo,monitor,and keyboard.
 
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Check the connector you are using from the PSU. Make sure it does not say fan only. I had a PSU that has those types of connectors.
 

DirtyRotten

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Whelp.
Last night I tried a working PSU (which I have in my current system) and still had the same problems. I tried shorting the power switch pins on the motherboard with a screwdriver and it still would give me the short flicker and the "squeek" from the video card alarm.

I also checked out the CPU and heatsink to make sure everything was kosher there and it seemed fine, nothing out of the ordinary. I'm assuming my motherboard is faulty, well hoping at least so I went ahead and requested an RMA and am in the process of getting a new replacement.