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GTX295 7F POST Error

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by JoeyImage, Dec 8, 2011.

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  1. JoeyImage

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    Here's a rather simple-to-explain problem, which I wish had a simple-to-fix solution.

    In a nutshell, I followed this guide http://nvidiagtx295.blogspot.com/
    to clean and replace the thermal paste on my GTX295. Followed step-by-step, replaced every screw, did everything as noted. Plugged the card back in, and nothing. It will not boot. I get the 7F error on the LED (eVGA mobo), and the long-short-short beep POST code. I understand 7F is a graphics card issue, but in figuring it out, I noticed its light is green, meaning no issues. So a green light on the video card itself, but a 7F post code. Any ideas where to even begin (other than re-disassembling the card to see if something inside became unhooked/disconnected)? Or, is this non-fixable and do I need to pony up and buy that GTX580 I've been wanting?

    Thanks!

    Joe
     
  2. adam3088

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    Have you checked the simple things first, power cables and reseated the card?
     
  3. JoeyImage

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    That I did.
     
  4. adam3088

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    Does the fan on the card spin up?
     
  5. JoeyImage

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    Re: Fan

    I hate to say I don't know, but I thought about that after I posted the original post. I may throw it back in the rig tonight and find that out. I don't see why it wouldn't, as it did before. But that's a very good question. I will def check that out
     
  6. JoeyImage

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    Suppose the fan does in fact power up and spin correctly, any thing else I should/could look for? And other than GTX580, can anyone here request a good upgrade card, maybe in the $200-$400 range?
     
  7. adam3088

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    Have a big list of benchmarks: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/charts/2011-gaming-graphics-charts/benchmarks,123.html

    Unfortunately your card's not listed on the most current ones as they've stopped comparing the 200 series, but it is on the 2010 lists so you can cross reference a bit.

    If the fan does spin up ok then you'll need to try it in another machine to rule out something rare and spontaneous happening to your system.
     
  8. JoeyImage

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    In that case, I may be SOL. I don't have another system, nor do I have access to one.
     
  9. JoeyImage

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    UPDATE: I found my previous card, Nvidia 7950 gx2. It works for now, until I figure out what's up.
     
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