ATI 3870 HD - Blue Screen

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Freis968, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. Freis968 macrumors 6502a

    Freis968

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    I just installed the graphic card and when I turn on my Mac I get the Apple Logo and the spinning progress wheel and then the screen turns blue for 5 mins and then turns on. The tech at OWC said that it is normal to do that the first time but should speed up after the subsequent restarts, etc. Well, it is continuing to take 5 mins to start up.

    Here are some screen shots of my Graphics card info and then another shot thats drivers installed YES and drivers installed NO. Is that correct?
     

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  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    Is the card properly seated? That's the only thing I can think of.
     
  3. Freis968 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Freis968

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    It is pushed down as far as I can get it. It runs perfectly on my Bootcamped Windows side w/ Vista...I just don't get it.
     
  4. mikeyredk macrumors 65816

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    Try booting in verbose and see what funky things are happening

    To boot in verbose just press the opt + "v" after you hear the chime
     
  5. Freis968 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Freis968

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    I moved the card into the other PCI-Express slot and now it appears to be somewhat OK. The Apple screen comes up, the progress wheel spins 20x and then the screen flashes quickly about 5x and then the desktop pops up. I guess this is normal? It sure does not start up like it used to. Is the graphic card having a hard time adjusting and/or the Mac as well with the new card?

    I guess one of my PCI-Express slots is bad.
     

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