Video card not detected (NVIDIA 240 GT DDR5 512MB)

June 17, 2012 at 01:38:48
Specs: Windows XP
I have Intel DG31PR Motherboard and previously only used integrated on-board G33/G31 chipset graphics. Recently I tried installing a new GPU as mentioned in the title.
It doesn't help if I set the primary adapter to PEG or other ext adapter or auto iteself. Display just doesn't work when the GPU is inserted.

Note: "PEG not detected" in BIOS, but that doesn't seem to be the case, because I can't even access BIOS when GPU is in place.


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#1
June 17, 2012 at 02:51:09
Whats the wattage of your power supply?
Did you wait for a few minutes after you turned the computer on?

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#2
June 17, 2012 at 03:29:11
The voltage is really more than enough, 240 GT doesn't consume much, yes I've tried waiting, no display.

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#3
June 17, 2012 at 03:31:42
Can you try the graphics card on another computer?

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#4
June 17, 2012 at 05:12:06
Yes it is working.
Can this be due to particular motherboard?

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#5
June 17, 2012 at 05:37:56
You could try this, put the graphics card in your computer turn it on but see if the graphics are being displayed on the integrated if you get what i mean.

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#6
June 17, 2012 at 05:54:17
Tried that too, that's why I am here :) When gpu is inserted both displays are not shown.

Any other suggestions?


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#7
June 17, 2012 at 06:14:16
Have you tried running the software CD when the computer is on?
Don't know what that would do but its worth it to try.

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#8
June 17, 2012 at 06:23:14
There are 2 PCI- E slots, did you try each one?

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#9
June 17, 2012 at 07:05:31
there's only one that fits that GPU

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#10
June 17, 2012 at 08:29:11
You didn't list your specs. We know you have a crappy Intel motherboard & the type of graphics card (no brand name though), but we have no idea what else you have - RAM, HDDs, any additional cards, & most importantly, the power supply.

"The voltage is really more than enough"

You were asked about the wattage, not the voltage. Please post the make/model/wattage of your power supply, along with the amperage ratings on the +3.3v, +5v, & +12v rails. If you don't know, open the case & get the info off the label on the side of the PSU.

From your motherboard manual:

"If you install a PCI/PCI Express add-in card in your computer, the PCI/PCI Express
auto-configuration utility in the BIOS automatically detects and configures the
resources (IRQs, DMA channels, and I/O space) for that add-in card. You do not need to run the BIOS Setup program after you install a PCI/PCI Express add-in card."

There is nothing in the BIOS that needs to be changed. Just put the card in the slot, making sure it's fully seated, then connect the monitor cable to the card. That's it.

http://downloadmirror.intel.com/150...


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#11
June 17, 2012 at 08:35:23
I have a crappy intel OEM board in one of mine computers and i put a graphics card in it and mine worked fine,does anything else work in the normal PCI slots?

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#12
June 17, 2012 at 23:28:32
Sorry about not listing all the specs, here they are:

Inno3D NVIDIA GeForce 240 GT (http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/inno3d_geforce_gt240/)

PSU:

http://i.imgur.com/nTXbm.jpg

RAM: 3GB DDR2

HDD : SAMSUNG HD251HJ (232 GB, IDE)


Thanks for taking your time so far.


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#13
June 20, 2012 at 10:51:36
It still doesn't work, any suggestions?

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#14
June 20, 2012 at 10:54:33
Try another component in one of the normal (white) PCI slots.

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