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BFG 7600GT OC... blank screen on startup.

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3 years ago#1
I know... old card.

I am giving it to my dad to build a weak PC... but when its put in, the monitor is ON, but the screen is black (sometimes fading to different 'shades' of black).

I took out the card, and put back in his 8500GT, and it boots up fine. When I had this card in my 'first' built PC, the card would sometimes do this, and eventually the screen would come on, but I NEVER found out the cause...

SImply put, does anyone have any ideas on why this happens?
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3 years ago#2
Maybe overheating or bad voltages within the card. I used to have a 7900 GT. Thing died outta heat. It'd boot up with red and blue lines from the BIOS boot stage before it died one day.
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3 years ago#3
Make sure it's in securely. That exact card has a rather thin PCB, and tends to sit loose, causing it to not work correctly sometimes.
Why are you replacing 8500GT with 7600GT though?
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3 years ago#4
The 8500GT is weaker, is it not?
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3 years ago#5
MaverickXeo posted...
The 8500GT is weaker, is it not?


for gaming yes, the 8500gt is better at hd video decoding though.
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3 years ago#6
I doubt it would matter since they're both so old.
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3 years ago#7
i heard the titan is just souped up 8800
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