Rein Rache Posted December 6, 2006 Posted December 6, 2006 Hello everyone, I've scoured the forums here and at some other sites, and this seems the best place to ask for help. For over 1 year my rig ran... it worked, but occasionally had cold boot issues, I just attributed any crashes to the games I was playing. I decided to just never turn it off, since sometimes it would be hard to turn back on, I learned that switching off the PSU and letting her sit, to restart later, often worked. Last Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006, she didn't come back online. Switching on the computer, the case/cpu/psu fans spin up, however the video card stays dark and it's fan doesn't spin. The D-LED read 3... indicating the memory is not found. After researching the cold boot issues, I saw some people got running by using a PCI video card... and when I tried booting with it I was able to get into Windows again. This all worked with the Fortron PSU and the 2GB of OCZ 3200, leading me to believe the problem is not with the memory, cpu, or psu. I immediately backed up my important files. After reading some more, I tried updating the BIOS to 04/06/2006 (the latest on the DFI site), to no new effect. I thought I'd try a different PCI-e card, I found a PNY GeForce 7600 GS 512MB PCI-e. This was to rule out the slot being toasted, or some PCI-e communication problem. This card also worked... however upon installing it, I noted it did not require the additional PCI-e power connector (since it is a weaker card). I tried my BFG Tech 6800 GT OC PCI-e in my roommate's computer, and it worked just fine. He has an ASUS P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe. Hoping that my problems were PSU related, since the lower vid cards were working fine, I ordered one of the recommended ones, the OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W. I've been looking at this PSU for a while, since I am overdue for an upgrade, and the Fortron would likely not support SLI in this rig. It arrived today, and after I got it all hooked up, I put in my old BFG Tech 6800 GT OC, and it didn't even show a hint of light. Though switching back to the weaker 7600 GS got her into Windows, of course. I read over the forums some more, looking for an answer, making sure that my memory and PSU were both on the recommended lists, and they are. I am 100% sure that all of the power connectors are attached to the motherboard, and were with both PSUs. I don't know what is happening, and I intend to call DFI for RMA today. I just wanted to see what you guys thought before I tried that avenue. Thank you very much for reading about my troubles, and especially for any advice on the matter. I don't even know if I'm still in the warranty period. Quote Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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