Solved I got a graphic card from my friend it is has no cd drivers

October 29, 2016 at 21:30:53
Specs: Windows 7, 4 gb
I got a graphic card from my friend it is has no cd what should I do? ???

I insert the graphic card to my pc and i plugged the vga cable and turn on my PC
I see nothing a black screen what should I do? ??????


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October 30, 2016 at 06:25:35
Drivers are installed AFTER the card is working. In other words, drivers aren't your problem. The GT 240 is an older card, from around 2009, are you sure it works? Are you hearing any beep codes?

Unplug the power cord, lay the tower on it's side, remove the screw securing the card in place, then slip the card in & out of the slot a couple of times to burnish the contacts. After doing that, make 100% sure the card is fully seated, reinsert the screw, & then stand the tower back up. Make sure the monitor cable is connected to the card, then try booting the system again.

Drivers can be found at the nvidia website. New ones were just released a few days ago. Install them AFTER you get the card working, not before. And make sure to adjust the graphics settings in the BIOS.

Win7 64-bit: http://www.nvidia.com/download/driv...

Win7 32-bit: http://www.nvidia.com/download/driv...



#1
October 29, 2016 at 22:21:49
Is their any other output? What card is it? What monitor are you using? Have you switched the VGA cable? Is the card inserted all the way in? What do you mean by the CD drive? These components are 2 completely separate things.

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#2
October 29, 2016 at 22:48:26
Drivers that would normally be provided on an included CD should also be available from the support page for the card manufacturer but from your description you don't have a driver problem.

Sometimes when switching from on-board video to a video card you need to go into bios setup and tell it you're using a card. Of course do that while still using the original video port.

Are you sure the card is compatible with your system? If it requires a separate power connection have you attached it?

Are you sure the card is good?


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#3
October 30, 2016 at 00:52:25
Oops I get the CD now. An installation CD ding

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#4
October 30, 2016 at 01:12:43
Are you sure the card is working? Ask your friend first.
Is this card compatible with your Motherboard?
Model Graphic card? Model MB?

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#5
October 30, 2016 at 05:24:55
Sparkle GT240 Video Card this is my G card
my mother board is Biostar H61MLV3
the G card is working the fan is working but when i plugged the vga cable the signal is lost
now i got cd i tried to install cd without plug the vga cable it is not working my monitor is Dell E2215HV please HELP ME.............:(

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October 30, 2016 at 06:25:35
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Drivers are installed AFTER the card is working. In other words, drivers aren't your problem. The GT 240 is an older card, from around 2009, are you sure it works? Are you hearing any beep codes?

Unplug the power cord, lay the tower on it's side, remove the screw securing the card in place, then slip the card in & out of the slot a couple of times to burnish the contacts. After doing that, make 100% sure the card is fully seated, reinsert the screw, & then stand the tower back up. Make sure the monitor cable is connected to the card, then try booting the system again.

Drivers can be found at the nvidia website. New ones were just released a few days ago. Install them AFTER you get the card working, not before. And make sure to adjust the graphics settings in the BIOS.

Win7 64-bit: http://www.nvidia.com/download/driv...

Win7 32-bit: http://www.nvidia.com/download/driv...


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#7
October 30, 2016 at 21:14:41
You may need to go into BIOS set up and reset the primary graphics device from onboard to PCIe or (better) 'PCIe if present'. Shut down, insert card and boot up. Make sure that power is unplugged before opening case.

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