View Full Version : Need help! - 8800GTS, no signal

10-25-08, 07:08 PM
Hi friends, having a problem with my video card.

I rebuilt my computer tonight and when I put everything back together I forgot to plug in the 6-pin for my 8800GTS. When I booted up I heard this loud shrill emitting from my box. I've never heard such an unholy noise from a computer before. I never left it running for more than 10 seconds while I tried to figure out what it was. Once I determined it was a low-power warning from the card I plugged the 6-pin in and booted it back up.

But now I'm not getting a video signal anymore. I pulled the card out and reseated it, but that didn't help. No signal.

I can't imagine I killed the card just from not having the 6-pin plugged in. But I'm a loss as to what it could be. Any thoughts?

10-25-08, 07:32 PM
Do you have another card to test with?

10-25-08, 09:21 PM
Got it. Unfortunately I don't know what I did or what happened. I had to do a full bios wipe and then everything came back on.

Falls down a well - eyes go crosseyed. Get kicked in the head by a mule - eyes go back again. I don't know.

10-26-08, 08:03 AM
If it ever happens again the reset jumper on the mobo is your friend :P