Hi guys, I don’t know if you can help me, but I’m really hoping someone can. I just purchased a used XFX GeForce 8500GT video card. When I install it in my system, and try to get it going everything will begin powering up and then reboots and tries again and again, only to keep rebooting. Each cycle takes about 1.5 seconds, never able to reach BIOS.
My system specs are as follows:
Motherboard: Asus A8N-SLI
CPU: AMD Athlon64 3500+
Previous video card: Asus Extreme N6600 256MB
RAM: 2x512MB OCZ + 2x1GB OCZ
PSU: Antec TPII-480 (480W)
My computer runs fine when I reinstall my old video card. The seller assures me the XFX was working fine last week, and has not suffered any trauma since its last use. Presuming the card is functional, can anyone think of any possible cause for my problem? I have been straight swapping the video cards, and ensuring it’s properly inserted. Otherwise, feel free to question anything you can think of.
Much thanks to everyone!