My computer doesnt recognise my graphics card?

December 12, 2015 at 05:24:57
Specs: Windows 7
So I bought this graphics card but then realised it was a scam. It was meant to be a gtx 650 ti 2gb gddr5. But the graphics card is not that, it is (I believe) a 8800gts but with a fan on the top of it so you cant see the gpu. I installed it, connected it into the the psu and the fans move but the computer doesnt recognise it. I tried putting the drivers in but it says there is no card available.

the grahics card-

If anyone knows a solution please respond. :D

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December 12, 2015 at 05:56:55
You may have gotten a bad card it happens.


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December 12, 2015 at 06:05:34
1- Why do you think it was a scam?
2- What are your system specs? Power supply specs?
3- Does your graphics card have a 6 pin aux. power connector block on the top or rear of the card? If it has the connector block then you need to connect it to the power supply. If your power supply does not have one of these connectors but does have enough available amperage on the 12volt rail(s) then you need to purchase a 'Y' adapter (sometimes included with graphics cards) which is to be connected to two different 4 pin Molex connectors BUT they need to be on two different wire runs from the power supply. This ensures that the 6pin connector gets enough amperage from the power supply to the graphics card (separate wire runs and possibly separate 12volt rails).
4- Did you go into BIOS and set the PCIe as the primary graphics adapter?

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

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December 12, 2015 at 06:23:20
"It was meant to be a gtx 650 ti 2gb gddr5"

From the ebay link - GTX650Ti 2GB 384Bit DDR3, so it's not nearly as good as the GDDR5 version; however, there's no scam involved, it would appear that you didn't pay close attention to what you were buying.

Why would you attempt to install drivers for a card that's not being recognized? Explain what you did. I'm guessing you removed the card, then either installed another card or connected the monitor cable to the onboard graphics port, & then tried to install the drivers? If that's the case, it's no wonder the error message was "no card available" because there was no card available!

Other than that, Fingers covered possible issues with the power supply & BIOS.

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December 12, 2015 at 06:28:08
1.Its a scam because i bought of a company of vamery which is not a real company.

2.CPU- Intel pentium E5400
MOBO- p5g41t-m lx
RAM- 4gb ddr2
GPU- (supposed gtx 650ti 2gb)

3- It doesnt have one six but it came with 2, 3 pin aux.

4- I havent gone in into bios because i am not completely sure how to go into it do the stuff, and I didnt want to mess my computer up.

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December 12, 2015 at 06:34:17
I uninstalled my old drivers for my old gpu, turned the pc off then put the card in, connected it up to the psu. turned it on it didnt work, then i put my vga cable back onto my mobo instead of my gpu vga. My pc loaded up the fans were spinning, but it didnt detect any new things so i put the driver in the pc ( whilst the graphics card was in) and it said that there wasnt any graphics cards available.

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December 12, 2015 at 20:44:17
Look at these links to a Y plug adapter for your 6 pin PCIe connector:

About half way down is a pic of your series card showing the 6 pin connector block:

Download the English version of your manual here:
and look up the details on accessing the BIOS and how to set the default graphics

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

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December 13, 2015 at 06:37:03
"Its a scam because i bought of a company of vamery which is not a real company"

I don't know if it's a "real" company or not, but you have to shoulder a large portion of the blame for not doing your homework before buying. All you had to do was look up the specs for a GTX 650 Ti. Everything listed about the Vamery card is wrong except for the GPU. And if you had googled "Vamery graphics card", you would have found that they've been scamming people for years.

Here's the real specs:

Now look at these Vamery specs from a different site. They don't even match the specs in your eBay link & it's supposedly the same card:

Face it, you got ripped off. You should be trying to get your money back rather than trying to get the card to work. As for it not working, you didn't list enough details about your power supply. "PSU-400W" isn't very helpful. Does it have a 24-pin main ATX plug? The extra 4-pins are for the PCIE slot; without it, NO PCIE card will work. Is your PSU rated 80% plus efficient? Does it have active PFC? Does it have a single +12v rail with adequate amperage? Does it have a 6-pin PCIE plug or do you have to use an adapter? If it's an older model PSU & doesn't have a 6-pin plug, it's probably not capable of handling the card, scam or not...

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