Question

My computer won't boot with a certain graphics card, but that card works.

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System 1

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X

MOBO: ASUS B450M-A PRIME

RAM: CORSAIR VENGEANCE RGB PRO 8GBX2 3200MHZ

GRAPHICS: ASUS STRIX GTX 960





System 2

CPU: Intel i5 6500

MOBO: ASUS B150M-K

RAM: CORSAIR LPX VENGEANCE 3200MHZ

GRAPHICS: ASUS GT730

What is happening????

System 1 was functioning properly, but one time when I left it on overnight, I turned it off and it won't post.

What is definitely working:

The monitor: Tried with another computer on display port and HDMI

PSU: I bought a new PSU because i thought it was related to power issues after reading online forums. (See attempt 3 at troubleshooting)

RAM: Works on both system

Attempt 1 at troubleshooting: CMOS

-->Unplug the PSU power cable and take out the CMOS battery and reinsert it after 5 minutes while pressing the power button for 30 seconds.

=It is still the same, fan spins, fans lit up, but no signal to the monitor

Attempt 2 at troubleshooting: RAM

-->I reseated, and moved to different slots. Took out one of them, and at last replaced them with the LPX Vengeance from another system.

=It has no affect, still won't boot

Attempt 3 at troubleshooting: Graphics Card

--> I took out the 960 and put in the 730, it boots and it works normally.

=Then i thought it was the graphics card that has a problem, so I put the 960 into system 2--> But system 2 also boots and works with the 960, and it can run games normally

Attempt 4 at trouble shooting: PSU

--> The 960 works normally on system 2 but NOT on system 1, while the 730 works on system 1. Therefore I think that the PCI-E slot on the motherboard and other components like RAM are normal, the only difference now between the two system is that GT730 does not require extra power (No cables needed to connect from PSU)

--> Therefore I bought a new PSU (CM MWE GOLD 750 FULL MODULAR) and put it in system 1

-->It does not post, just like before (this is with GTX 960 and CORSAIR PRO RGB RAM)

--> I tried those attempt before, but still no post

-->When i plug the GT730 back in, it posts immediately

=No power issues?

Questions for now

-Why GTX960 works in system 2 but not in system 1?

-Both system works normally (System 1 with GT730 and system 2 with GTX960), but system 1 does not work with GTX960.

-I was about to buy a new card, 5700XT, but I am not sure about what is working and what is not, the components seems to be working fine with a certain configuration.

-I don't have another card that requires power to test whether the card is s
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