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#1 Br4nd3rson

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 08:03 PM

So today's went out to upgrade my video card. I decided that I would try to install on my own. Never done any type of install aside from some ram so bare with me. I am getting no video at all.

Here's what I did I bought a new power supply. Installed that turned on my computer. Everything is running fine.
I then turned everything off and installed the video card and now there is no video.

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Windows 7
Motherboard: gigabyte ga-880gm-ud2h (w/ integrated video card)
New video card: evga GeForce gtx 550 ti
New power supply: thermaltake tr2 430w

After installing the graphics card the fan is running and I hooked up the power supply via this 6 pronged connector. It came with an adapter that uses two of the 4 pronged connectors and converts them to 1 6 pronged connector so I tried that as well.
Next I hooked up my monitor using just the hdmi connected to my older integrated video card (this worked when testing power supply after install). Then just plugging in my monitor via the DVI cable hooked into my new video card then both at the same Tim (hdmi in old, dvi in new). Nothing is working. Any help would be appreciated

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 08:13 PM

It might be a BIOS issue, first remove the video card, then boot up your computer into the BIOS, in the BIOS there should be a section pertaining to the video card (their all different so you might have to look around) and there should be an option that sets the computer to look for integrated first or dedicated first. You may have to totally disable the onboard video to get it to work. Anyway, thats where I would start.

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#3 Br4nd3rson

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:19 PM

Thank you, this worked kinda. Did as you said. It was already set to the correct card slot. Then reinstalled and it worked. Maybe I didn't have the video card pushed all the way in or something. Haha

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:20 PM

Thats always a possibility-Ive done that before (didn't seat the card right) Ive also not pushed the power plug all the way in, and sometimes the BIOS just needs to remember its set to the right spot lol.

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