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I suppose you've tried all the PCI-E slots, if the card has a PCI-E 6-pin (unlikely as it's a 9500GT) you've tried ensurijng it was connected, and you've made sure everything was seated properly.

If that's the case AND trying both outputs showed no image, I'd say you're hooped.

But DO try both outputs since I've had video cards be kinda fussy about which output they'll output on with only one monitor connected. Go figure.
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I have not tried the possibly damaged card in another system, and I have no other graphics cards to try in my new system... I'd like to make a post in the freebies section on the market place to see if I can just get a low end DDR3 GPU to test out on my new system and possibly keep as a replacement until I get the 6870 I am dreaming about but I don't have the rep XP
Hey if you find that your GPU is toast (and it kind of sounds like it is) and you need a card, I'll give you GeForce 7800 GTX 512 for *free*. You will need to pay for shipping, though. Just send me a PM if you need it.
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I haven't tried both PCI-e slots, as one maxes out at x8 even with only a single card configuration, and I'd have to rip off another metal expansion slot cover on my case, and they aren't able to be put back on so it'd be another hole for air to get into. Plus I don't have a full length bracket for my 9500GT, only a low profile one, so I have to use it bracket less in my case XP Good idea though...

I have tried both DVI and VGA outputs from the video card (using an adapter for VGA) and still had no image. No PCI-e 6 pin power connector on the card... Have to result to using my card in my brother's system when he wakes up I suppose...

Something smells a little bit hot in my system, but it's not even on. The PSU is on and giving power to the parts, but I still don't think anything should smell hot... Could it be caused by any connector's I am not using on my PSU touching a metal part of my case? What's a good way to prevent that?

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Hey if you find that your GPU is toast (and it kind of sounds like it is) and you need a card, I'll give you GeForce 7800 GTX 512 for *free*. You will need to pay for shipping, though. Just send me a PM if you need it.
My hero Lol Thanks a lot man, I really appreciate it, I'll test the card in another system ASAP and let you know if I need that card and hopefully paypal will let me do an instant transfer from my bank to paypal.
Edited by rivaldog - 8/19/11 at 8:39am
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Ok, so I tested the 9500GT 512MB in my brother's computer, and his computer works. He gets visuals with my graphics card. So we swapped cards. I installed his into my computer, and still no visuals! This is really starting to scare me Do I need to put the disc in that came with my motherboard? I can't really install that disc for my mobo drivers though with out a display of some sort, whether it's a really bad resolution or not... Will it do it automatically if I put the disc in? Should I try the other PCI-e slot on my mobo even though I'll have to rip open a new expansion slot? Do I need to RMA my CPU ASAP? What could possibly be wrong right now....
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Just a thought, do u have the CPU 4pin plugged in?
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Yes. There is only one correct way to plug it in, right? It was hard getting it plugged in with my A70 in the way, but I did get it in....
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I would check your memory, they tend to die before a CPU does.
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Plug your monitor into the video out from the motherboard rather that the Graphics Card, then boot into bios and set the video out to PCIe. Then plug your monitor back into the graphics card and boot up.
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How do I check that they are not dead? Would they really prevent me from getting a visual display? And the CPU could be dead if I placed it wrong or bent a pin... They seem to be more delicate than memory, but I am guessing I got it in because I felt it drop right in. I was pretty pissed at the instructions because they kept saying to match the golden triangle on the CPU with the triangle on the actual socket on the mobo, but there is absolutely no triangle anywhere to be found on my CPU socket. I had to go by the pin alignment on the bottom of the CPU AFTER trying it in all four different freaking directions... I was very gentle with it though but can only hope I didn't mess up a pin...

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Plug your monitor into the video out from the motherboard rather that the Graphics Card, then boot into bios and set the video out to PCIe. Then plug your monitor back into the graphics card and boot up.
My motherboard has no onboard video.
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