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Hi guys. I need some help. I have built a PC recently. I have just installed a new graphics card and now nothing happens. The monitor does not turn on and the monitor displays a warning saying no signal received. I thought i may have just brought a dud card so i went to the painful lengths of dismantling my new machine to take one of my new cards (nvidia GTX 680's) out to put in the old machine. Same issue. I am lost i do not know what the issue could be. Can anyone help me??

The rig is as follows

Motherboard is a gigabyte g1 assasin 2
Cpu is intel 3rd gen i7 3960
Ram is corsair value ram 16gb 2x 8gb sticks
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Liteon blu ray drive
Segate barracuda 3tb hdd

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Hi guys. I need some help. I have built a PC recently. I have just installed a new graphics card and now nothing happens. The monitor does not turn on and the monitor displays a warning saying no signal received. I thought i may have just brought a dud card so i went to the painful lengths of dismantling my new machine to take one of my new cards (nvidia GTX 680's) out to put in the old machine. Same issue. I am lost i do not know what the issue could be. Can anyone help me??

The rig is as follows

Motherboard is a gigabyte g1 assasin 2
Cpu is intel 3rd gen i7 3960
Ram is corsair value ram 16gb 2x 8gb sticks
Lg blu ray drive
Liteon blu ray drive
Segate barracuda 3tb hdd

Cheers

are the PCI-E connectors all the way in. or better yet. did you plug them in? i have seen people do this before, it shouldn't damage your GPU so don't worry about that. would it be possible to post a picture of the internals?
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Yes. The graphics card is seated firmly in the PCI-E slot. The board jas a release lever on the PCI-E slots that snaps shut when the card is seated correctly. The new card is not power hungry either, the recommended supply is 500w i currently have a 1200w thermaltake tough power Grand series psu powering the rig. I also looked at the card and there is not a connection of 6 pin connectors.i am assuming this card draws the power direct through the board.
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As far as I know, no 680 draws power from the PCI-E lane, since the maximum power through a PCI-E lane is around 75W. What exact card do you have in hand?
You've overlooked the connectors.
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Yes. The graphics card is seated firmly in the PCI-E slot. The board jas a release lever on the PCI-E slots that snaps shut when the card is seated correctly. The new card is not power hungry either, the recommended supply is 500w i currently have a 1200w thermaltake tough power Grand series psu powering the rig. I also looked at the card and there is not a connection of 6 pin connectors.i am assuming this card draws the power direct through the board.

yes it does. i'm not sure of this actually. let me look further into it, i'll post again as soon as possible
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My 680 has a 6 pin + 8 pin connector. Others may have two 8 pin connectors.
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As far as I know, no 680 draws power from the PCI-E lane, since the maximum power through a PCI-E lane is around 75W. What exact card do you have in hand?
You've overlooked the connectors.
IIRC, GPUs pull up to 75W from the PCIe lane, and additional power from the connectors.
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Yeah, and since the 680 has a specified required wattage of 550W, there has to be pin connectors somewhere...

I'm guessing they are located at the end of the card.
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post #8 of 17
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Sorry there seems to be some confusion here. I have two rigs. A freshly built rig that is rocking an sli set up with 2x GTX 680's.

I have a second rig built for my father. This rig is the rig i am having issues with. As apart of my trouble shooting before coming here for answers, i put of of the cards from my new rig into this rig. When i put the 680 in to this rig i had it connected through the 8 pin connector on the PSU.

The new card that i am installing in to my fathers rig is a Gigabyte GT630
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Yeah, and since the 680 has a specified required wattage of 550W, there has to be pin connectors somewhere...

I'm guessing they are located at the end of the card.

i agree. there would have to be connectors for a GTX 680. companies now days are being weird with their connector placements though. i saw a nvidia card not too long ago with connectors at the front near the SLI connectors
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Did you plug the monitor cable into the GPU and not the motherboard?
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