X58 Platinum SLI no display (SOLVED)

gdavis480

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I got a X58 Platinum with a SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4870 1GB. I hooked it all up and powered it on but there's nothing coming up on screen at all.

Would anyone know what the problem is?
 

SonGanon

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I have the same exact thing. I have the same card just the 512mb version. I rma'd the motherboard and they sent me a new one. But it is having the same damn problem. PLEASE someone help us out
 

n3b0dy88

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sounds like your video card, test card in another board. Also make sure you have adequate psu
 

SonGanon

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my psu is fine. its a ultra X3 850 watt standard atx with a bunch of standards it has.  But my vid card spins and the lights on the card go on too. and when i unplug the monitor from the card it says no connected so When I do it goes yellow, the power button for screen.
 

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gdavis480, could you provide the forum with all of your systems specs & components. It is hard to troubleshoot without it. SonGanon, please don't hi-jack this thread, as it makes things too confusing. Start a new one. PSU 'watts' aren't so much the issue, amps are. Are the PSU's 'single', or 'multi' +12V rail(s)?

This could be a RAM problem, that is why it is so important to have all the system info, including the PSU amps per rail(s).
 

gdavis480

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are these specs good enough because I built it.

CPU - Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz
RAM - G.SKill 3x2GB DDR3-1600
MoBo - MSI X58 Platinum SLI
GPU - Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
PSU - Apevia Iceberg 680W Blue ATX Power Supply
 

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Visiting the Apevia website, your PSU is a 'split rail' +12V V1 @ 22A, & V2 @ 24A. The problem could well be the PSU. Do you have access to a 'single' rail PSU with +12V around 46+A's? Also, as n3B0dy88 mentioned, can you test the VGA card in another system?

Not listed in your component list, but the number of HDD's, Optical Drives, & other PCI Devices, all pull power resources. V1 or V2, possibly can't supply the needed power to the VGA.
 

gdavis480

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I solved the problem. I took the whole pc apart and rebuilt it. There was a small paper in a ram slot under the ram.
 

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:biggthumbsup: Not exactly the kind of RAM issue one encounters every day. Thanks for the update & adding the (solved) in your topic heading.
 
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