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Computer won't post with PCI power connected to video card

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This post is on behalf of a friend. He said he woke up and his computer wouldn't turn on. Attempting to start it would result in the fans and lights turning on a split second and then nothing. We eventually narrowed it down to the PCI 6 pin being plugged in to his GTX 960. If you pull the plug it will post and give the typical "please insert a power cable into your video card" screen. We tested my old 5770 in its place and it posted fine. He ordered a 2060 and a new PSU. I originally thought the issue was the power supply so he ordered one. I didn't think a dead video card would prevent a computer from booting completely. He also said the video card gave no warnings of failure. I should note he's had this build at least 6 months.

The video card is a max of 4 years old, it seems too early to just die out of the blue. His PSU is a reliable model, the Antec Edge 550w. Does anyone have any experience on what could have caused this? I guess I'm just a little paranoid that he's going to install his new card and it's going to suffer a similar fate. Could a motherboard cause this? The card was fairly clean so I don't think it overheated but then again I wouldn't know as it's not my system and we don't hang out much.
 
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This post is on behalf of a friend. He said he woke up and his computer wouldn't turn on. Attempting to start it would result in the fans and lights turning on a split second and then nothing. We eventually narrowed it down to the PCI 6 pin being plugged in to his GTX 960. If you pull the plug it will post and give the typical "please insert a power cable into your video card" screen. We tested my old 5770 in its place and it posted fine. He ordered a 2060 and a new PSU. I originally thought the issue was the power supply so he ordered one. I didn't think a dead video card would prevent a computer from booting completely. He also said the video card gave no warnings of failure. I should note he's had this build at least 6 months.

The video card is a max of 4 years old, it seems too early to just die out of the blue. His PSU is a reliable model, the Antec Edge 550w. Does anyone have any experience on what could have caused this? I guess I'm just a little paranoid that he's going to install his new card and it's going to suffer a similar fate. Could a motherboard cause this? The card was fairly clean so I don't think it overheated but then again I wouldn't know as it's not my system and we don't hang out much.

I had the Same issue with a Radeon 7950. I replaced the card with a GTX 680 and never had any issues afterwards.

I originally thought it to be a psu issue as well but every other gpu I tried worked fine.
 
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Weird, never heard of Antec Edges but a quick Google search gave me a TPU review of a 650W model, which seems to be ok...


I'd say that it's just bad luck. At least a reason to upgrade, heh.
 
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I had the Same issue with a Radeon 7950. I replaced the card with a GTX 680 and never had any issues afterwards.

I originally thought it to be a psu issue as well but every other gpu I tried worked fine.
It's good to know this isn't an isolated incident.
 

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Switch ports on the PSU, switch cables, try card in another machine, if it does the same in another machine the card is trash.

Sometimes mobos go bad too
 
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