450 GT only works in 1st slot?

djstarfox

Limp Gawd
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Sep 20, 2010
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I'm trying to get a Sparkle Geforce 450 GT working in my computer.

It seems to only work when it's in the top PCIE slot, but I have 2 PCIE 16x slots. I wanted to move it to the 2nd slot for cooling purposes. However when I do, I get repeated screen blanks and Windows saying that the video driver crashed. In Linux, the whole machine just locks up after logging in.

Specs:
Windows 7 64-bit
EVGA X58 SLI Micro
12 GB DDR3 RAM
Seasonic SS-560KM

I did RMA the first video card, but their replacement does the same thing!

However, I have an old 8600GT that works perfectly in either slot. What the hell is going on?
 

FuzzyKittens

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Sep 7, 2011
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sounds like it may be a motherboard problem i've ran into this issue a few time with some motherboards, not all, i've had one motherboard that wouldnt even read a 8800GS(screen would just be blank) till i updated the BIOs, contact EVGA and see if they can give you some help.
 

DeathPrincess

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Have you tried playing with the PCIe slot settings on the motherboard? Some motherboards have primary slot settings/bandwidth assignments/other things which might be causing this if it isn't in the first slot. What does the event viewer say?
 

bubbakja

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You know when I built my first PC back in '98 I had a similar weird issue. With an ABIT mobo and a Diamond TNT card if I had ram in slot 1 it choked. I sold the card on ebay since it worked in my dad's pc, but right before it shipped I found the problem on usenet and moved the ram and it worked great. I purchased a different brand of TNT (asus) and it worked great w/ ram in slot 1.

I would not assume it's your video card.
 
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