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Old 09-30-13, 08:44 AM   #1
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Default Troubleshooting help needed

Ok, so long story short, I picked the wrong day to mess with my PC's innards. After I was done, I started having this issue:



My first instinct was that the video card have bit the dust completely (it was already on the way out anyway, glitching intermittently with graphics intensive games like Borderlands 2). But the problem persists even after I swapped the cards for several other known good spare (albeit older) cards I have.

Any idea what else could be wrong? I've tried reseating the memory bars as well as doing preliminary tests on the system and the problem persists. The problem just suddenly started up. I didn't really do much to the innards, just installed two removable hard disk drive trays and the only time I (barely) touched the motherboard was to change around the SATA cable connections.

Motherboard is Asus M4N98TD EVO, video cards are two Asus ENGTS450s. Spare cards used to test the board are an Asus ENGT210 and a Leadtek GT520. RAM are 4x2GB G-Skill 1600MHz. CPU is an AMD PhenomII x4 925.

I'm really confused now and any help is appriciated- the problem appears to be graphics card related, and yet it isn't.
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  • "Edison" - Phenom II X4 925 AM3 (Deneb), M4N98TD-EVO (nForce980a SLI), ENGTS450 DirectCU 1GB (GeForce GTS450) x2 (SLI), integrated GeForce8200, SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro, 8GB DDR3-1600
  • "Sally" - Athlon64 x2 5000+ AM2 (Brisbane), M4N72-E (nForce750a SLI), ENGTS250 Dark Knight 1GB (GeForce GTS250) x2 (SLI), integrated GeForce8200, SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro, 4GB DDR2-1066
  • "Dongwa" - Phenom II X4 945 AM3 (Deneb), M4N75TD (nForce750a SLI), ENGTX260-216SP 896MB (GeForce GTX260 216SP) x2 (SLI), integrated GeForce8200, SoundBlaster X-Fi Fatal1ty Champion, 8GB DDR3-1600
  • "Helen" - Athlon64 x2 6400+ AM2 (Windsor), M4N78 Pro (GeForce8300), ENGT520 1GB (GeForce GT520), integrated GeForce8300, AuzenTech Prelude X-Fi, 4GB DDR2-1066.
  • "Clementine" - Athlon64 x2 3800+ AM2 (Windsor), TF560A2+ (nForce560), V8402GL26 (GeForce 8400GS), SoundBlaster Live! 5.1, Sonnet Allegro FW400 PCIe, 2GB DDR2-800
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Old 10-05-13, 09:39 AM   #2
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Default Re: Troubleshooting help needed

Nevermind. After taking the board all the way to the Asus Malaysia service center only to be shown that there's nothing wrong with it, I finally discovered the cause- a bent pin on the DVI cable. Ridiculous and stupid of me to not check first.
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Rigs:
  • "Edison" - Phenom II X4 925 AM3 (Deneb), M4N98TD-EVO (nForce980a SLI), ENGTS450 DirectCU 1GB (GeForce GTS450) x2 (SLI), integrated GeForce8200, SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro, 8GB DDR3-1600
  • "Sally" - Athlon64 x2 5000+ AM2 (Brisbane), M4N72-E (nForce750a SLI), ENGTS250 Dark Knight 1GB (GeForce GTS250) x2 (SLI), integrated GeForce8200, SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro, 4GB DDR2-1066
  • "Dongwa" - Phenom II X4 945 AM3 (Deneb), M4N75TD (nForce750a SLI), ENGTX260-216SP 896MB (GeForce GTX260 216SP) x2 (SLI), integrated GeForce8200, SoundBlaster X-Fi Fatal1ty Champion, 8GB DDR3-1600
  • "Helen" - Athlon64 x2 6400+ AM2 (Windsor), M4N78 Pro (GeForce8300), ENGT520 1GB (GeForce GT520), integrated GeForce8300, AuzenTech Prelude X-Fi, 4GB DDR2-1066.
  • "Clementine" - Athlon64 x2 3800+ AM2 (Windsor), TF560A2+ (nForce560), V8402GL26 (GeForce 8400GS), SoundBlaster Live! 5.1, Sonnet Allegro FW400 PCIe, 2GB DDR2-800
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