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Video Card not fully connected to the mother board


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#1 Look_out

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Posted 04 August 2016 - 01:37 AM

Alright i made a huge mistake. I recently got a new nvida gtx 1080 videocards. I though i had plugged it into the motherboard but there is literately no way for me to see if its all the way in. it take two 8pin power connects which were plugged in. My question is could I have caused damage to the card (or computer) by turning the computer on with the card not fully seated in the mother board? Everything seems fine now but I wanted to ask.



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Posted 04 August 2016 - 10:32 AM

These cards are keyed in a fashion that make it darn near impossible to plug the card in the wrong way.  This means that the contacts that were being pressed into the socket where in the correct locations.  If it didn't seat properly it probably wouldn't have any effect.

 

What kind of problem are you experiencing when you try to use the card?

 

Does this computer have at least a 500W PSU?

 

What operating system are you using?

 

What is the make and model of this computer?

 

Were you using integrated graphics on the motherboard before trying this card?  If you were, remove the card and see if the integrated graphics is still working.

 

If you get the computer running with the integrated graphics please do the following.

 

 
Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download. 
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 
speccy9_zps2d9cdedc.png
 
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 
speccy7_zpsfa02105f.png
 
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 
speccy3_zps1791b093.png
 
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

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Posted 04 August 2016 - 12:51 PM

 

These cards are keyed in a fashion that make it darn near impossible to plug the card in the wrong way.  This means that the contacts that were being pressed into the socket where in the correct locations.  If it didn't seat properly it probably wouldn't have any effect.

 

What kind of problem are you experiencing when you try to use the card?

 

Does this computer have at least a 500W PSU?

 

What operating system are you using?

 

What is the make and model of this computer?

 

Were you using integrated graphics on the motherboard before trying this card?  If you were, remove the card and see if the integrated graphics is still working.

 

If you get the computer running with the integrated graphics please do the following.

 

 
Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download. 
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 
speccy9_zps2d9cdedc.png
 
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 
speccy7_zpsfa02105f.png
 
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 
speccy3_zps1791b093.png
 
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

 

 

 

I'm sorry I didn't make myself clear the card seems fine now that I installed it correctly. What happened was the card was actuall next to the plug (seat) and because of how large it was and how the end settled in the case it "seemed" to be seated but wasn't actually plugged in.



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Posted 04 August 2016 - 02:50 PM

If it is working then you should be fine.






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