Motherboard/Vidcard up in smoke

sarro

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So I finally got around to replacing my buggy nforce2 Asus A7N8X Deluxe motherboard with an Abit NF7-S2 ( http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/products.php?categories=1&model=204 ). After setting everything up and turning the system on nothing showed on the monitor. I tried to start it up a second time and thats when I noticed smoke coming from around the video card... :eek:

The mobo's manual says not to use 3.3v video cards, but I have no idea if the ATi Radeon 9700Pro is 1.5 or 3.3 and cannot find a specific answer.

So did I fry my video card, motherboard, or both?

specs:

AMD Athlon 2600+
Abit NF7-S2
512x2 OCZ Plat.Rev.2
BBA Radeon 9700Pro
Antec 430True
 

NoxTek

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The 9700 Pro will work with 1.5v or 3.3v slots, and it should have worked fine with that board.
 

sarro

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Well, it looks like the first two [orange] wires on the ATX power connector were burnt (yellowish) , but I have no idea why.
Anyone?
 

Mister E

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This is -shroomz- a.k.a. Bob. lol small freakin world man. :cool:

Damn dude I hope you get yer shit fixed. Drop me a line on the T@ forums.
 

ziddey

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hmm not sure. orange is 3.3v. Did you plug in the floppy molex for the video card (does it have one?)

Do you have a different psu to test with? Can you jumper the psu on (short green and black with paperclip). Maybe the board was a dud? Hope it didn't take out much equipment
 
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