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HD 6870 Failed to POST

Question asked by practikill on Sep 14, 2015
Latest reply on Sep 14, 2015 by practikill

Hi, so....Something weird happened today.


I left my computer running all night, downloading a game. I went to reboot, as I usually do in the morning, and it failed to POST, with a beep sequence coming from the MB.


A quick search said it was that it could not detect the GPU. I removed it, checked the power connectors, then put it back in, and still, would not POST.


I then installed my old HD 4850, and it booted, I installed the drivers, and it worked fine as something that old could,lol.


I figured, what the heck, it's borked....I may as well dismantle the 6870 to see if anything was fried, or any signs of damage. I cleaned the minor amount of dust, as I had recently dusted my system. I replaced the thermal paste, and gave it another try. boots. I installed the current drivers for my 6870 and I played RAGE for about 30 minutes, all seems well now. Including a few reboots.


Does anyone have any idea what the issue may have been?


Win7 x64


Core2 Quad Q8300 @2.5ghz

8GB DDR2 800mhz

HD 6870 1GB

X-FI PCIe x1 audio

Ultra 650w PSU