Make sure that it's plugged in (hahaha...seriously though, make sure both PCI-E plugs are solidly plugged into the card, and that they're plugged into the PSU as well if you have a modular PSU)
Make sure there are no BIOS settings related to "what kind of video card to look for" in the BIOS -- sometimes you have to specify.
Some older MOBOs have a small card that looks like a DIMM between the 2 PCI-E slots that is used to turn SLI on/off. This can affect your video cards, of course.
Make sure the video card is firmly seated in the slot.
How many PCI-E slots are there? Are you putting it in the primary one? What other card(s) do you have in your PC?
the card is plugged in. i have tried without one plug and it beeps.
it doesn't have a DIMM. here is the pic: http://www.gigabyte.com/fileupload/product/2/2957/1045.jpg
the card is firmly seated in the slot. i have tried the second slot too and i don't have any other card plugged in.
When the system powers on and the Debug LED shows the usual POST code sequence but hangs on 2b or you get a beep code as soon as the sequence reaches 2b, then the Mainboard cant detect your Videocard properly.
Check if there is something wrong with the PCIE slot or BUS, the Monitor or monitor cable.
Try cleaning the PCIE slot with an air duster. Turn the Monitor on and off, switch the Monitor cable from one D-SUB or DVI plug to the other in case your Videocard has two.
If that doesnt help try moving to a different PCIE slot. If that doesnt help either try another Videocard on same system if possible.
it just hangs. no beep. no use to turn the monitor on and off. the system doesn't boot. currently i have one ati 4870 in my system.
I get the POST code error 2b when trying to boot with an Ati HD5870.(graphic card is from ATI not other company)
My system is:Gigabyte GA-EX58-EXTREME, I7-920, 6GB Corsair DDR3 ram and PSU is Corsair 620HX.
I have tried BIOS version F12 and F13Q and still the same error.
I have tested the graphic card on another system and it boots ok. With a 500w noname PSU.
Any help/suggestions?Thank you
P.S. Error 2B means "Invoke video BIOS" (from MB manual)
-Clear CMOS jumper on the mobo
-Take the battery out of the mobo for 60 seconds, plug it back in
-Product could have been damaged during shipment, small knock on these things and this could happen
-Do you have both SLI-e power 6 pins plugged into the video card?
-Is it securely in its socket?
-Uninstall/reinstall video drivers
*-Update bios on video card to a less buggier version - if its xfx, you can get it off their site I believe (Must register for support tho)
Its the bios on the video card thats messing up, what programs do you have installed and is this overclocked?
i did clear the cmos. every bios upgrade clear the cmos. product works on another system.both sli-e power 6 pins plugged! it is securely in the slot.no use to uninstall/reinstall the video drivers. system doesn't boot! card is ATI and it isn't overclocked. not sure how to upgrade bios.couldn't find any bios on ati's website
Wow this is a rare error to see. I assume you made sure that the card was all the way in right? Did you reset the entire board by turning off the powersupply then taking the battery off?
Have you tried the motherboard with another graphic card?
yes. i currently have 4870 on it.
I would take the motherboard out of the case, place it on a piece of cardboard, and install the following hardware only: PSU, one RAM stick in slot # 3 (the farthest black slot from the CPU), the OS hard drive, GPU, monitor, mouse and keyboard....then try to boot.
tried with one RAM stick but in slot #1. will try with #3 too.
-re-seat the GPU
-Use only 1 stick of ram, try all sticks
-check motherboard for red lights
-try different PCI-e connectors
-if you can, try different slots
-if you can try another GPU, if that one works, you will have to RMA the 5870
-You can also try and tell me the bios beep error, that will always tell you exactly whats wrong, you will just need to consult the mobo's manual
I've had lots of computer related problem, im pretty sure I can help
motherboard doesn't beep. just give me error "2b" and i told you what it means from the manual.