New Graphics Card WONT WORK!!!

October 19, 2012 at 18:32:37
Specs: Windows 7
Just brought a Galaxy GT430 and im getting no signal on my screen.

Win 7 pro
AMD Athlon x2 240 Processor ~2.8GHz
Motherboard. Foxconn A74ML-K
BIOS v. 961F1P02.
Power supply: 300w

Now when i installed it i uninstalled the onboard graphics, shut down comp. unplugged EVERYTHING put the new one in made sure i touched the case every so often to get rid of the static. so i did nothing wrong in my part that i can see.
Ive run the same GT430 on this computer before but it was the GIGABYTE one not the GALAXY.

So im stumped.
DO i have to update the BIOS? or get a new Power supply or?

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October 19, 2012 at 18:57:19
You do NOT need to update the BIOS to use your graphics card.
You may need to set your BIOS to use your PCIe graphics card. Look for your graphics settings and either select PCIe graphics or if available select "use PCIe graphics if present" (best).
The GT430 should be of low enough power draw for even most stock power supplies so your 300Watt power supply should be fine. (List detailed amperage specs, especially on the 12Volt rail if you want to double check, but it should be fine.)
Make sure that the card in fully seated in the slot. Try removing it and resetting it. Sometimes there is a wire or something in the way at the rear panel at the case so that the 'tang' does not fully seat with your case and holds the card up a bit out of the slot.
If possible, try the card in another computer to make sure that it works.

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October 19, 2012 at 21:10:34
Yeh i tryed all that even activated the PCIE in BIOS, tryed it again just before and nothing. even the fan on the card is working. im stumped

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October 20, 2012 at 05:05:55
Just as a matter of interest, which connecter are you using on the graphics card? Do you have access to a monitor with a different connector (say VGA rather than DVI) that you can try?

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