Monitor stays black after plugging in new graphics card.

October 31, 2012 at 16:44:41
Specs: Windows 7
I plug in my graphics card into my computer, plug in the monitor cable into the card, but the monitor stays black when I boot the computer.

I'm not very good at this tech stuff, so help would be appreciated!

I have this card, http://www.msi.com/product/vga/R645...

Running windows 7.
I think my old graphics card is part of the motherboard? Because theres no way i can remove it from the computer.


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#1
October 31, 2012 at 19:02:20
Not a very good card but probably better than the onboard video. Did you pay more than $30?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Before you installed the card, did you uninstall the drivers for the onboard & enter the BIOS & change the display setting from the onboard to the PCIe slot? When you installed the card, did you unplug the power cord, lay the case on it's side, & make sure the new card was fully & firmly seated in the PCIe slot?


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#2
October 31, 2012 at 21:16:48
I think he was fooled by video card memory size. If riider suggestion won't work try to reset cmos. List the system specs.

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#3
October 31, 2012 at 23:30:43
Possible that PCIe 2.1 version card is not compatible with the motherboard?

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#4
November 1, 2012 at 04:17:45
Almost certainly just a question of changing the BIOS to make the PCI card the default. Easily checked - try plugging the cable into the onboard video with the card installed; if you get a display then that's your problem.

Without knowing what machine you have it's not possible to give exact instructions, but it's usually pretty easy to find in the BIOS setup screens.


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#5
November 1, 2012 at 19:03:50
"Possible that PCIe 2.1 version card is not compatible with the motherboard?"

Was thinking the same thing. My old nForce4 board wouldn't boot with a lot of newer AMD cards. Newer NVIDIA cards were not a problem.

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#6
January 15, 2013 at 11:29:53
(Before you installed the card, did you uninstall the drivers for the onboard & enter the BIOS & change the display setting from the onboard to the PCIe slot?)

How do you do all that when your monitor is black?


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