graphics card not reading?

January 9, 2011 at 08:59:34
Specs: Windows 7, 2gb ram
i bought a Sapphire AMD 740G chipset a few days ago but when i inserted my graphics card it doesnt read. when i plug the lead in its just black screen. when i plug the card in it doesnt show in device manager either. i have a 370w psu and NVIDIEA geforce 8600GT Graphics card.

any help is appreciated
thanks


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#1
January 9, 2011 at 09:11:20
"i bought a Sapphire AMD 740G chipset a few days ago"

I assume you mean a new motherboard? Possibly the following one? Does the onboard video work? Did you benchtest the board?

http://www1.sapphiretech.com/us/pro...

You could have done a heck of a lot better. For instance:

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

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


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#2
January 9, 2011 at 09:43:48
yes thats the 1 but i also got a quad core 2.1ghz processor with it. the onboard graphics work thats what im using at the moment. im not sure what benchtest the board means.

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#3
January 9, 2011 at 10:18:24
http://www.pctechbytes.com/troubles...

It means you test the motherboard before you assemble the whole computer. When you install the new card, it should automatically disable the onboard video, but sometimes you have to go into the bios and manually disable it. Install the drivers after you install the card. Check your power connectors to the card too.


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#4
January 9, 2011 at 10:48:08
yes my dad tested it all. when i insert the card nothing happens, on my last board when i inserted the card it poped up found new hardware and started to install but its not doing it on this 1.

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#5
January 9, 2011 at 10:49:53
It's probably a bad card.

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#6
January 9, 2011 at 11:08:44
i was using the card on my last board.

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#7
January 9, 2011 at 11:19:28
well, either the card is no good or the pci-e slot is no good. No reason for it to nor detect it.

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#8
January 9, 2011 at 11:22:32
Does the card require an aux power connector? If so, are you plugging it in?

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#9
January 9, 2011 at 12:47:43
it doesnt require any power leads. on my last board i plaugged it in and it installed straight away i put the drivers on and i could play games straight away with high fps.

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