I've got a problem that is getting expensive. (or may be)
I assembled a bunch of well used parts, mixed with new.
I have the system up and running or did for a minute anyway.
First, I had no video. I am trying to get a GTX 470 running on a P8P67 Pro board.
No go. After comparing amperage on the PSU, I found I was below the required 35 amps, so bought one that has more than enough
I have an old GT 8500 card. It will not run in either of the slots I am trying to use for the GTX 470. Not sure why but it does run in the last PCI slot.
I'm not really up to speed on slots. I have a PCI-Ex16, x8, and the last is for x4 and x1 PCI cards. The GT 8500 runs in the x4/x1 slot.
I'm thinking, I'm going to pull everything out and bench it. I am going to try the GTX 470 in that last slot, before giving up and paying someone to test the card.
If the card is good, will it run it that x1/x4 slot??? Or would I be wasting my time and should just have it tested?? Or could I hurt it or the board?
The problem is that I am not sure the card is bad. The fan runs, it gets warm, slightly, but there is no output.
The BIOS has one option for video. PCI/PEG. I tried both.
I also read that this particular board likes to lose those slots and there is no fix, so until I know the card is good.
Just want a little input, because I'm getting frustrated. And when I get frustrated, I buy NEW. My wife doesn't like that.