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Graphics Card Installation - Blank Screen?


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#1 andy1985

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 10:32 AM

Hi,

I am trying to install an Inno3D GeForce 8800 graphics card. When i connect the card into the PCIe slot and connect the power the computer will not start up, it turns on and all the fans run but nothing is shown on my monitor (the lead is connected).

I have a foxconn motherboard (http://www.foxconnchannel.com/product/Motherboards/detail_overview.aspx?ID=en-us0000242). This motherboard has a built-in graphics card and the manual says that it will automatically select the PCIe slot if a separate graphics card is installed. I have looked in the BIOS and cannot find an option to turn off the onboard graphics.

any ideas??

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 10:34 AM

Hi,

I am trying to install an Inno3D GeForce 8800 graphics card. When i connect the card into the PCIe slot and connect the power the computer will not start up, it turns on and all the fans run but nothing is shown on my monitor (the lead is connected).

I have a foxconn motherboard (http://www.foxconnchannel.com/product/Motherboards/detail_overview.aspx?ID=en-us0000242). This motherboard has a built-in graphics card and the manual says that it will automatically select the PCIe slot if a separate graphics card is installed. I have looked in the BIOS and cannot find an option to turn off the onboard graphics.

any ideas??

thanks


Can you boot into safe mode? If so - boot in - & look in device Manager in my computer, is the device installed properly?
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Posted 01 February 2008 - 10:35 AM

I cant boot into safe mode - the monitor does not show anything

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 10:51 AM

Appears to me (I don't game) that the card is PCI-e 2.0, while the board is 1.0.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=P...+motherboard%3F

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 10:52 AM

Did you try putting your old graphics card back in to see if that still works? If not, then there could be a problem with your monitor or your motherboard since you can't even see anything in safe mode.
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Posted 01 February 2008 - 11:03 AM

The current graphics card is on board and everything works fine without the new card inserted.

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 11:21 AM

I thought that PCIe 2.0 cards are backwardly compatible with 1.0 slots, is this right?

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 12:53 PM

I have read and heard about your particular motherboard chipset (VIA) having backwards compatibility issues with the Nvidia 8800 video cards. Also, PCIe 2.0 seems to backwards compatible with PCI 1.1 mobos but not PCI 1.0 the version that your mobo appears to be running...I would jump on the Nvidia forums and see if anyone can shed some more light... http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?act=idx
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Posted 01 February 2008 - 01:08 PM

could it be the power supply, i have an antec case with 430W power supply - is that enough?

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 01:26 PM

Looks like you should be fine with the power supply, but it depends on what else you got sucking juice from the PSU...

http://www.inno3d.com/products/GRAPHIC_card/gf8/8800gts.htm
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Posted 01 February 2008 - 01:29 PM

not much i dont think.....250 gb HD, DVD r/w, a VFD Display, Quad core processor. Not too excessive to add a graphics card as well?

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 01:45 PM

Is your graphics card an 8800 GT or 8800 GTX?
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Posted 01 February 2008 - 01:48 PM

8800 GT

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 01:55 PM

Backwards Compatibility Issues regarding your VIA Chipset:

-(2nd to last post) http://forums.ebuyer.com/showthread.php?p=228233

-(last post) http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtop...mp;#entry291838
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Posted 01 February 2008 - 02:22 PM

i think this is prob the thing thats going wrong....hmmm very annoying. Any ideas of a mATX intel motherboard that will work?




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