|My computer is a Cyberpower 1313 with a Biostar H61MH motherboard. i3-2100 cpu, onboard Intel graphics. I bought this with the intent of installing an 8800GT I had laying around. I upgraded the PSU before I installed the card (HFX PRO650W) so I know I have ample power.|
Of course, I wouldn't be here posting this if the card worked. The fan started spinning but the recently downloaded NVidia graphics said "no compatible hardware detected" (paraphrasing). I took the card to a nearby small computer repair shop and asked them to test the card. I now have my doubts that they really tested it before telling me the 8800GT didn't work.
OK, my new PNY GTS450 just arrived and I stuck it in with the same results. Believe me I've searched and searched this type of issue. I'm not a "dive into the Bios" kind of computer user but I did. I went into "Advanced>Chipset>Northbridge>Initiate Graphics Adapter" and set it to "PEG/PCI" (per advice given on this forum I believe, maybe some other forum). And that doesn't work either. Intel graphics work fine. BTW, I can even play L4D2 with Intel graphics. And, yes, I did hook up the monitor cable to the card. Anyway...
I think I saw in there that the PCI-E slot is "enabled" so I'm at a complete loss as how to proceed.
NVidia drivers don't detect my PNY, Device Manager doesn't detect my PNY, it's like the PCI-E slot doesn't work, but what do I know? All the advice that the computer will "auto detect the new graphics card and switch over" has proven wrong in my case. What should I try now?