My computer is not reading my Video Card

Evga Geforce gt220 video card - 1024mb d...
July 28, 2010 at 17:42:37
Specs: Windows Vista
I am extremely new to this sort of thing so I'll explain my issue as best as I can. Now, when I say "reading" I mean it as in it seems as though it were never there.
I placed the graphics card into the PCIe slot and turned on my computer to successfully install it, but it seems as though my computer doesn't even know it is there.
I go to Device Manager to see if it is there, but all it recognizes is the on board graphics card. I have also tried connecting my VGA adapter to the card, but all I get is a black screen during boot up.
Any help will be appreciated. I will add additional details if you ask.

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#1
July 28, 2010 at 17:49:33
Did you disable the ONBOARD video adapter setting in the BIOS, and enabled the PCI video adapter setting in the BIOS?

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#2
July 28, 2010 at 17:53:56
I did disable my ONBOARD adapter, and made in the BIOS that it would read in the PCIe slot. However, when I did that, I had my VGA connected to the graphics card and not the original port. Is that where my issues lies at the moment?

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#3
July 28, 2010 at 18:39:52
No, doesn't matter where you hook up your monitor - to the on board video or the PCIe video connection as it relates to the system finding the new video card, however, in order to view the display on the monitor, you have to have the monitor connector to the "live" video card.

Does your video card need external power (via 6 pin connector off Power Supply)?

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#4
July 28, 2010 at 18:51:58
No, my video card does not require external power.

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#5
July 28, 2010 at 21:34:23
what type of PC and/or motherboard?

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