Video Card Not Recognized - Need Help!

January 26, 2011 at 08:49:28
Specs: Windows 7, i5-2500k
Specs are posted at the bottom.

I put together a new system yesterday and have got everything working except the video card. The computer seems to be using the graphics that come with the i5-2500k. The fan on my card runs so I know its getting power. Its weird thiugh because the monitoe is plugged in to the video card's hdmi port but its not using the video card if that makes sense. I went into the bios and set pci as the priority for the graphics. I also tried clearing the CMOS. I don't know what else to do, anyone have any ideas?

Specs:
CPU: i5-2500k
Mobo: Asus P8P67 Pro
Video Card: HIS Radeon 6950
PSU: Cooler master 750w
RAM: 2 x 2GB G.skill.ripjaw 1600 mhz
HDD: Samsung HD103SJ
SSD: Crucial C300 64GB
OS: Windows 7 Professiinal 64-Bit


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#1
January 26, 2011 at 09:59:43
If the card wasn't working, you wouldn't see a display. Have you tried it with a dvi cable? Did you install the correct drivers?

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#2
January 26, 2011 at 10:17:12
I get the same problem with a dvi cable, also one of the first things I did after installing windows was download the drivers. It just seems to me like it's plugged into the 6950 but it's using the graphics processing power of the stuff that comes on the same die as the Sandy Bridge processor (I am by no means an expert so this could be way off). If it makes any difference at all, it shows in the device manager that it is using a Standard VGA Graphics Adapter. I guess I'll try putting it in a different PCI slot and see if that makes any difference.

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#3
January 26, 2011 at 10:35:39
If the monitor cable is connected to the video card & you're getting a display on the screen, you're using the viceo card - it's as simple as that. Your motherboard has no graphics port that the monitor can be connected to therefore it is impossible to use the Sandy Bridge's IGP. You would need a board based on the H67 chipset to be able to take advantage of it.

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#4
January 26, 2011 at 10:52:01
Figured it out, I guess the drivers I downloaded didn't work, I went and installed them from the disk that came with it and everything works now. Sorry for the false alarm.

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#5
January 26, 2011 at 11:52:57
Glad it worked out. Figured it was a driver problem.

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