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post #11 of 17
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I set the primary video adapter in BIOS to the pci-e x16 slot, there was no actuall disable onboard graphics. Same thing when i booted back up with the power, no screen. I tried disabling it through device manager, and same thing, black screen.
post #12 of 17
Does it work in any other computers?
post #13 of 17
It would be really helpful if you could determine to the best of your ability what the actual components in your system are, and fill in your system specs (under UserCP>Add System). Putting the info in a post (or a link to the makers website) is not convenient because then people have to go find it all the time.

It seems unlikely that the problem is that the power for the card is inadequate, esp. given thats a 780W PSU. It doesn't take that much juice to fire up a video card ... if you were having a power deficiency, it would almost certainly not manifest itself until you ran a 3d game, and what would happen is that your system would just shut off, like you hit a switch.

BUT ... you are using 'native' PCI-Ex cable off the PSU, not the molex adapter, correct? ANd 9800GTX+, that's a single 6-pin connector, correct? If not, are you plugged into both the jacks?

More questions: What type of cable (dvi, vga, etc) are you using, and are there any adapters involved? Have you tried the different output jacks on the card?

When you say no display, does that mean you cant' even see a POST, or just that it shuts off whne you get to Windows, and if the latter, what OS are you running, and how old is the install? If the former, does your monitor light change as though there's a signal at all when you turn on the PC, or just stay entirely dead like nothign is connected at all?

WIth the card in and powered up, but the monitor plugged into your onboard graphics instead of the video card, and the bios set to favor the onboard gfx rather than PCI-Ex slot, can you get a display and get into Windows, or no?

If so, check in Device Manager ... does the 9800GTX card show up under 'Display Adapters'? What happens if you try to install teh forceware for your new card ... does it work?
    
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xeon X5675 6-core @ 4.1ghz (1.29v, 20x205 +ht ) rampage iii extreme msi rx470 gaming X (the $159 budget king) 3 x 2gb corsair xms3 pc12800 (9-9-9-24-1T@1600MHz) 
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hynix 250gb ssd (boot), 2tb deskstar (apps),1tb... plextor px-712sa - still the best optical drive... corsair h8o v2 aio W10 home 
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post #14 of 17
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At the master cheif, i don't have another computer to try it in, but i can find one to try.

At brettjv, I have tried both outputs to the card, tried using dvi and vga adapters, and both the 6 pin powers are in. There is no display at all, my monitor goes to sleep, not even the "black" screen (displaying a black screen), its just a dead screen. I'm running windows 7, install is about 1 year old (with all updates). When i set the bios to prefer the onboard graphics, its still a dead screen. And in device manager there it doesn't see it at all.
post #15 of 17
bumping after having looked at the computer, I couldn't get it to work. The computer will not post if the 9800+gtx has the 2x 6-pin cables plugged into it even if the video connector is through on board graphics. The graphics card does however display a green light when plugged in with power. I have personally tested the card in my computer and it booted up perfectly fine. The system specs of Gbruenin's computer is an oem motherboard, 780w pus, athlon 2 x2 215 cpu, 3 GB of RAM(no idea on frequency), and I'm not sure what the hdd is.
post #16 of 17
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So pretty much it should work, but it doesn't? (this card was tested in another computer and it did word).
post #17 of 17
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Gonna reply just to bump it if anyone has any help.
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