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I got the new sapphire's 5870 2gb graphic card and was trying to upgrade from my gtx 460 (see rig for more details).
What I did was (with the gtx 460 installed) unstalled all of the nividia drivers in safe mode with driver cleaner
Then pulled out the gtx460, and tried installing the 5870, it powered on, everything working but nothing on the screen, so I put the gtx 460 back in and it worked, so I just installed the ATI drivers, then pulled out the gtx460 and installed the 5870, but nothing is shown on the screen :worried:
Edited by bbaseballboy1234 - 2/28/11 at 8:10pm
    
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post #2 of 11
Have you tried using the other DVI/HDMI Slots on the back of that 5870?
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post #3 of 11
Before you worry about changing drivers, the card should at least display something before it makes it to Windows. Reseat the card securely, make sure the power cables are firmly connected and the connection to the monitor is good. See if you can make it to the bios.
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post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by I5760NOOB View Post
Have you tried using the other DVI/HDMI Slots on the back of that 5870?
Theres only Display, six of them.

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Originally Posted by Dopamin3 View Post
Before you worry about changing drivers, the card should at least display something before it makes it to Windows. Reseat the card securely, make sure the power cables are firmly connected and the connection to the monitor is good. See if you can make it to the bios.
Reseated it 4 times, all cables will into the card, and connection to the monitor is good.

The card does not show anything still, the screen is still complete black without backlight (yes monitor is on). But when I put in the gtx460, it goes to nvidia bios then mobo bios.
    
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post #5 of 11
here is how i installed the 5870.

1. Uninstall nvidia drivers in normal windows.
2. Boot into safe mode and use driver sweeper to clean whats left over.
3. remove the old gtx 460 card.
4. Install the 5870 using the mini-HDMI to DVI adapter.
5. First time the card did not sit right, so i checked to make sure it was seated correctly.
6. Connect the 8 and 6 pin power connectors.
7. Boot into windows and install the ATI 11.2 drivers.
8. Setup MSI afterburner fan profile.

Did you try any different mini-HDMI ports. Try different PciE slot?
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post #6 of 11
once u installed the card, connected everything - and powered on your PC - try to turn your monitor off (power button) and turn it back on.
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post #7 of 11
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Got it to work!
What I did was instead of using display (convert to HDMI), i used Display (convert to DVI)
then I installed the software then now its working with HDMI.
    
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post #8 of 11
Congrats! enjoy your new card, its still beast of a gpu!
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post #9 of 11
Maybe once you installed the HDMI drivers that comes with the ATI drviers. It might work with the HDMI adapter.
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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by ali7up View Post
Maybe once you installed the HDMI drivers that comes with the ATI drviers. It might work with the HDMI adapter.
It did, I noticed after the installation, it mentioned "HDMI software" so after installing it, it worked. Which is awesome because I need the HDMI since I use a remote control to control the screen (ps3, laptop and desktop)
    
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