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When I plug the DVI from graphics card to monitor i get a no signal detected message. The monitor works with others. do i have to install drivers to use the outputs on a video card? Which output do I use then?

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post #2 of 35
have you used tried both outputs on your card? does your motherboard have integrated video? if it does, you may need to change an option in the bios, usually called "init display first" and change it from igx or integrated or whatever to pci/e
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post #3 of 35
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I have tried the s video to an old tv and it didnt work either. i cant even get to the bios settings. the screen is just blank. i have an a770e3 mobo which doesnt have integrated graphics
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post #4 of 35
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Originally Posted by BONKILLER View Post
I have tried the s video to an old tv and it didnt work either. i cant even get to the bios settings. the screen is just blank. i have an a770e3 mobo which doesnt have integrated graphics
Check and make sure the 6pin power on the card is secure, and also make sure your ram is in the correct slots
    
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I have 1x2gb ram in the slot farthest away from the cpu. my graphics card has 2 6 pin connnectors that come from 1 6 pin source. is that ok?
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post #6 of 35
the power may be your problem. usually, when a power supply doesn't have 2 pci-e connectors, it's because it isn't capable of outputting enough power for 2, so adapters won't fix the problem, which is lack of power output.

what power supply do you have?
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post #7 of 35
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I have 1x2gb ram in the slot farthest away from the cpu. my graphics card has 2 6 pin connnectors that come from 1 6 pin source. is that ok?
Try putting the stick of ram in the slot closest to the CPU, i think that might be the issue, also, do you mean your PSU only has 1 6pin and your splitting it some how? If thats the case, use the 6pin on the PSU, and the card should have came with one of these connectors:


Connect 2 molex to that (Should be from 2 separate rails) and you should be good
    
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post #8 of 35
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i have a modular psu. raidmax 530w.
i tried to seperate 6 pins it wont work. and i have moved the ram to the closest slot. still no go.
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post #9 of 35
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Originally Posted by Jelah View Post
Try putting the stick of ram in the slot closest to the CPU, i think that might be the issue, also, do you mean your PSU only has 1 6pin and your splitting it some how? If thats the case, use the 6pin on the PSU, and the card should have came with one of these connectors:
[IMG]http://www.evga.com/support/faq/files/pcie%20pwr%20adapter.jpg

Connect 2 molex to that (Should be from 2 separate rails) and you should be good
I would not recommend this, for the reason I stated above. If a power supply doesn't have 2 pci-e connectors, it wasn't designed to power a gpu that requires 2 pci-e connectors.

edit: and the raidmax psu may be the problem. cheap psu manufacturers (take raidmax for example) use the peak wattage rating for their advertised specs, whereas good quality manufacturers use the continuous power, or what the supply is actually able to provide to a running system. I believe your power supply may not be sufficient to power your system, and the gpu is what's failing to start because of it.
Edited by ZHoob2004 - 8/27/10 at 7:06pm
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i dont think the psu is the problem because all the fans optical drive and gpu fan is working. i have a wd re3 500gb hdd. I have a sata cable and sata power cable on it. but there are 8 pinns next to them. do they serve a purpose?
i have a lex s case and the accent two lights on the bottom glow but not the center one thats higher up. what does that light indicate?
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