Gigabyte 4870x2 problem

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  1. striker-reaper

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    Hi,
    I just bought a DFI LANPARTY UT X48-T2R mobo and a Gigabyte 4870x2 yesterday as my asus striker 2 formula board decided to die and I thought itd be a good time to move away from sli and try a single fast card.

    My issue is the system boots fine with a single 8800gt however I cant get any display out of it with the 4870x2 hooked up. The pc posts fine (as I can see via the little post code display on the mobo) with both but I get no signal at all from the 4870x2. I havent had a chance to try it in a diff mobo so it very well may be a dead card but im wondering if there is anything else im missing.

    I thought it may have something to do with a lack of power but I have an Antec quattro 850w power supply and im using both an 8pin and a 6 pin seperate pci-e power connecter straight from the psu to the gfx card. I tried unplugging everything power wise but the basics (so all hdd's and dvd and fans unplugged) but this made no difference. I should also add this power supply ran dual 8800gt's in sli fine.

    Is there something im missing or should I just try the card in a different motherboard?

    Thanks,
    Brett
     
  2. eva2000

    eva2000 DDR1/DDR2/DDR3 Addict

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    update to latest 10/02 bios for board
     
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    Ok ill flash it tonight when I get home. Is it a known issue with these boards or something?
     
  4. DiGiTaL MoNkEY

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    Yes there were some issues with DFI boards, i forget the model number list.
     
  5. eva2000

    eva2000 DDR1/DDR2/DDR3 Addict

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    yup known and fixed issue via updates on all dfi boards

    no probs on my DFI DK X48-T2RBS Plus and UT X48-T3RS in sig :)
     
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    ok thats great news it had me worried after I spent hours trying to get it working last night :)

    doy yo recommend flashing it via floppy disk or within windows? These are the 2 options the dfi website is giving me and afaik floppy would be the safer option but alots changed since I last flashed anything :)
     
  7. Jethed

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    the same thing happen with me with my 4870x2 and dfi board.
    pulled out my 8800GTX and shoved in the 4870x2, booted up, nothing happened...
    I already had the correct bios installed. reflashed it again and worked fine
     
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    eva2000 DDR1/DDR2/DDR3 Addict

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    i use bootable usb flash drive or custom cd iso available at http://csd.dficlub.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1525
     
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    All fixed! Flashed to new firmware and worked straight away, so happy right now :D

    I ended up going old school and dragging out a floppy drive and did it that way :)

    Thanks to everyone that helped!
     

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