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Computer Not Recognizing Nvidia 8800 Gts - Please Help

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#1 coryt9135


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Posted 29 June 2007 - 11:40 PM

Earlier today, I installed my new Nvidia 8800GTS video card, I updated from a 7600. I had no problems. I then proceeded to install Windows Vista Home Premium edition, and when I started up my computer it is not recognizing the 8800 GTS card. It is only seeing my integrated 6150 - I went to devices and checked. I tried re-connecting the card, and scanned my computer for hardware changes but it will not pick it up. This is strange because the monitor is connected to the video card & it is working just fine (I'm using it right now). I tried installing drivers, everything. Even nTune says it is running the 6150. I'm so frustrated, I spent my entire night trying to figure this out. Would this be caused because I'm using the extra power supply cables & have them connected inside my computer? My system specs are -

AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual Core 3800+ Processor

Windows Vista Premium

3GB Ram

200 GB Memory

Nvidia 8800 GTS (not recognizing it of course)

If there's any more information you need, please let me know. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

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#2 Monty007


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Posted 01 July 2007 - 05:32 PM

Hi corty9135, when you installed Vista did you reformat the hard drive or did you install Vista over the top of XP?

#3 Beremat


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Posted 01 July 2007 - 05:51 PM

You disabled onboard video in the BIOS, right?

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 06:05 PM

Did you switch the settings in BIOS from onboard to device? Did you uninstall everything related to display drivers and NVidia before installing new card ? does your power supply have a video card cable rather than the splitter they provide?

Edited by genthore, 13 July 2007 - 06:08 PM.

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