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OK, first off this has happened to me numerous times when I lose my ATI driver.
So, I just got my new i7 960 build done and bought a non-integrated GPU MB for it. So now I'm not getting any signal to the monitor because the ATI cards don't have a driver yet. (pre OS install on SSD) So with no monitor I can't install drivers in safe mode or get into BIOS. Now, all my previous MBs have had integrated GPUs so they were no problem starting up into BIOS by disconnecting the V cards and running off the (ATI) integrated GPU long enough to OS it and get real ATI drivers installed. Then install the cards and they use the ATI driver. But obviously I can't do that with a non-integrated GPU MB.
Other then buying a integrated video MB, how can I get drivers installed to get the ATI cards running??? And shouldn't MBs have vid drivers ready for each card (nVidia and ATI) so it will be able to start-up without a OS??? Again, obviously I can't install the MB drivers either with no monitor. So is there any way around this???
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I am not sure if I understand you 100%.
However, as far as I can tell, you do not have to worry a bit. Just install the graphic card into the new motherboard. Connect the card to the monitor and boot up. The BIOS will show without a prior installation of the graphic card's driver. You can do all your BIOS adjustment then. After that, when Windows is loaded up, Windows will tell you that new hardware (ie the graphics card) is detected and asks you to provide driver. If you do not provide a (latest) driver for the card, a standard VGA driver will be used. You will have lower resolution...etc but your PC will work. If you already have the driver downloaded into an, say, USB stick, just install the driver from there.
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Here is a thread about your wonderful power supply:
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