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Building new comp- won't recognize old graphics card


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#1 sistachica

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 02:20 PM

Hi,

I'm new here.  Pardon if I miss any important info, but I appreciate any advice!

 

I'm a noob building a new comp.  I've done previous upgrades, but this is my first venture into a "new" comp, minus a few older components.  I had a decent older graphics card I decided to re-use for now to save on cash and it might be what's causing my trouble.  It worked fine in last comp.  I just removed it.

 

AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor

Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard

Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case

Diablotek 775W ATX Power Supply

Galaxy GeForce GTX 560 2GB Video Card

 

I did an external build and right away, hooked it up to the monitor and right away, all fans (inc. graphics cards) were spinning, but nothing showed up on the monitor.  After several attempts at re-connecting cords and re-inserting the graphics card, I decided to just build it into the case.  (It was worth a shoot, I figured...)  No improvements.  I had run compatibility checks on pcpartpicker.com and all seemed well ahead of time...  I tried using the graphic card's VGA ports (it has 2 and one M-HDMI - I'm lacking a M-HDMI adapter right now.)  My motherboard has monitor inputs and I tried those- no luck there either.  Could the graphics card be countering the motherboard inputs?

 

Just to reiterate, this is a brand new build without any software.  Not to sound stupid, but does the hardware within the graphics card somehow hold previous settings from my last comp that could be interfering...?

 

Thanks in advance



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Posted 24 January 2016 - 02:18 AM

No it cant do that can you list all the hardware that is not new please?

Don't even think about it if your not sure


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Posted 24 January 2016 - 06:10 AM

Thank you for your help. The graphics card is used/old. The power supply is an old style, but was never used. I obtained it 3 years ago and never used.

Thanks again

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 04:43 PM

Did you turn on the computer before inserting the graphics card?

Don't even think about it if your not sure


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Posted 24 January 2016 - 07:01 PM

Yes, I removed the graphics card and turned it on. That failed to post as well.

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 10:10 PM

Have you cleared the cmos? On the mobo there should be 2 pins labeled cmos jumpers. Short those 2 out with a screwdriver and reinstalling the card.

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 10:24 PM

Yeah because when you turn on the computer without a gpu the bios configures itself for it to not use the gpu and instead have no video because that is useful for servers where you don't need to buy gpu for the servers

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 08:22 PM

Thank you everyone!  It's up and running.  Between resetting the CMOS, removing the graphics card, and using a HDMI monitor with the motherboard, it worked!  I was able to get online, get the GPU drivers, and viola!  :)  Thanks again!






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