Video Card not providing Input Signal

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February 2, 2010 at 16:51:44
Specs: Windows 7, AMD x64 /2GB RAM
My problem is that my video card which I just bought doesn't provide any signal to my monitor. The card is a GeForce GT 240. This is the 3rd different card I've placed into my computer to no avail.

It started originally with my 7900 GTX BSOD'ing me and then causing the No Input Signal. i go to Best Buy, pick up a GT 220 and pop that in. Now, I could only get video in safe mode and whenever I installed the new drivers whether it be the newest ones from Nvidia, the CD ones, or the Windows Update ones, the next restart I would get a No Input Signal when windows started up. (I can still see the BIOS)

From there I returned it and said screw it and went to ATI. Popped in the Radeon 4650 and I couldn't get ANYTHING to show, not even the BIOS. I take my tower to Best Buy and have them plug some of the stuff in etc, and I confirmed that my 7900 GTX is kaput and that the Radeon actually worked...well it showed video after the Windows Updated drivers installed. So, looking foolish he told me it could just be my DVI wires to my monitor and that the card itself was fine.

I decided to pay the extra money there and exchange my 4650 for a GT 240 thinking that I might as well get a better upgrade if I have to replace my GFX card anyway. So I take the GT 240, my tower, and new DVI cables and head home. I pop in my new card, plug in the new wires and start it up. Install the drivers from the CD and restart. To my wonderful dismay, No Input Signal. Now, I could be putting it in wrong, which is what the Best Buy guy at the Geek Squad told me, then proceeded to inform me that they could do it for 50 bucks....., but I really don't think that is the case. I mounted it just as I should. Popped it in my PCIe slot, pressed down to make sure it fits in firmly, there were no extra 6-pin plugs to plug in as well. Then I plugged in the DVI cord to the card in the back, plugged in the rest of the stuff, then the power and turned it on. If I am missing something please let me know, because maybe the air in Best Buy just makes s--- work and not here.

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February 2, 2010 at 16:52:30
oh just to let yall know before you ask, I have a 550 W power supply as well.

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February 2, 2010 at 18:54:58
"I have a 550 W power supply as well"

Post the make/model of the PSU & the amperage specs, especially the +12v rail. Posting only the wattage with nothing else is useless info.

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February 2, 2010 at 21:18:01
I actually go it to work after much tinkering. Thanks anyway for the reply.

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February 2, 2010 at 21:38:31
His previous Topic about the same subject:

This Topic is useless to anyone else who comes across it, as it is.

Tell us what it was you found that cured the problem !

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