My graphics card does not display anything

October 13, 2016 at 10:32:31
Specs: Windows 7
Hi my graphics card doesnt display anything when i start my pc. How ever my onboard graphics does display, i feel like it may be a problem with the card but it seems to working fine the fans are running so that means power is getting to it. I dont understand why i dont get a display from it when i try to use my dedicated graphics card. Thanks help appreciated

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October 13, 2016 at 10:37:10
Hi Hawkman,

with such queries you should always advise the make and full model number of the device concerned.

Also, in this case, the same for your Graphics Card.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.

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October 13, 2016 at 12:29:56
Is it showing in device manager; and if so any yellow exclamation mark next to it?

Also did it work until now - or is this a new card going in?

And as per Mike above - make and model of card is always helpful here.

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October 13, 2016 at 12:33:25
I assume the monitor plug is firmly connected to the socket on the add-on graphics card.

Some computers require graphics cards to be enabled in BIOS (and the onboard disabled). As already requested we need the make and model number of the computer and the graphics card.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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October 13, 2016 at 14:16:59
Did it previously work in your computer or did you just install it?

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October 13, 2016 at 20:09:29
It does look like you are going to have to go into BIOS set up and change the settings for the primary graphics. A setting like 'Use PCIe graphics if present' (assuming it is a modern system and your graphics card is a PCIe based card) would be my first choice because it offers the option of removing the graphics card and still accessing through the onboard graphics if the card ever has other issues in the future. Enabling PCIe for primary graphics and disabling onboard graphics is the other real option but at some point you may end up resetting BIOS to access graphics and BIOS set up if you find yourself needing to use the system with a dead graphics card and no temporary replacement.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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