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#1 TQ1000

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Posted 25 November 2014 - 04:33 AM

Hi,
So I built this PC:
Motherboard: Gigabyte F2A88XM-D3H
CPU: AMD Athlon x4 260x
Graphics card: Sapphire Radeon R7 260x
And the rest isn't really important for this problem, because I know what the problem is but I don't know what to do about it:
When I turn the computer on everything turns on but I don't see anything on the screen, and that's because either the Grahics card isn't configured in the bios to be the primary display, or it doesn't work, and I can't use the Motherboard's intergrated Graphics ports because they need an APU to work;
Now what I would like to know is should I replace the CPU with an APU (knowing that's more expensive), should I replace the motherboard with one that doesn't need an APU to use the graphics ports or is there something I can do without changing any parts?


Edited by TQ1000, 25 November 2014 - 04:35 AM.


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#2 Ezzah

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Posted 25 November 2014 - 04:45 AM

Your problem most likely originates from a faulty graphics card, or a faulty monitor. However, eliminating other possibilities would be idiotic. Thus, I would suggest perhaps, testing the monitor with something else, to ensure that it is working? It is most likely your GPU, however, and if it is indeed dead, I would ask for an exchange from wherever you bought it.


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#3 TQ1000

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Posted 25 November 2014 - 04:48 AM

I tested the monitor on my laptop and it works fine, and I thought it probably was that, but from what I read on multiple different forums, it could apparently be due to the bios not using it as the primary display; should I rule that out and just return the graphics card?


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Posted 28 November 2014 - 06:13 AM

Very unlikely for your BIOS to not recognise your monitor, for that to happen, it is most likely a dead GPU, and therefore, it's not being recognised in BIOS.


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Posted 29 November 2014 - 10:50 AM

A friend of mine tested it with a different GPU that definately works and nothing changed, there's still nothing on the screen, is it more likely a problem with the motherboard or the processor?

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Posted 29 November 2014 - 01:35 PM

Found the problem, it was simply a pin of the pro essor that was vent :/




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