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Solved: Motherboard will not detect graphics cards

Q: Solved: Motherboard will not detect graphics cards

So, I had a power outage and my PC wouldn't start up afterward. I took it to a computer repair shop and they determined it was the motherboard. I replaced the motherboard now, installed Windows 7 again (but kept the old files on the HDD, as custom install lets you do, it just partitions the drive), and only the on board graphics is working. I can't get my PC to detect any graphics card despite plugging them into the PCIe x16 slot (closest to the CPU) and their fans coming on. There is no indication of a graphics card in Device Manager.
Things I have tried:
-Updating BIOS
-Installing most recent chipset drivers
-two different graphics cards (560 Ti and 6850)
-updating Windows, including all optional updates
-Going into the BIOS, selecting primary display as PEG (which is the PCIe slot), it saves, I plug in a monitor to my GPU, nothing, but I plug the monitor into the on-board graphics and it works. The option for primary display is reset in the BIOS back to "Auto select" after this.
-Tried the PCIe x4 slot, it doesn't detect them
-I tried installing Nvidia/ATI drivers, but they won't even install because I don't have the proper hardware (card not detected)

I'm not sure what to do now... I don't think the slots are dead because neither PCIe slot works. Am I missing some sort of motherboard software or is it a compatibility issue? I'm really at a loss here.

Windows 7
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H
PSU: Corsair GS600
CPU: i5-2500k
GPUs: EVGA GTX 560 Ti and MSI Radeon 6850

EDIT: I haven't tried disabling on-board graphics yet (just made sure PCIe was the priority), because if that doesn't fix it, then I won't have any display and will have to reset the mobo (last resort).

Preferred Solution: Solved: Motherboard will not detect graphics cards

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

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Hi, I'm having a bad week PC-wise - any help will be appreciated...

XFX 680i LT SLI mobo
3GB Corsair 6400 DDR2 RAM (3x 1GB sticks)
700W Arctic PSU
320GB Seagate SATA HDD
Windows XP sp3

On Saturday, my 8800GT decided to start failing - wouldn't run games, failed DXdiag 3D tests and kept crashing the computer with 'Thread Stuck in Device Driver' blue screens. After I tried it in my second PC and got the same result - and tried an old 7800GT in my main PC without problem - I decided it was time for a new graphics card.

I decided to go with a Zotac GFX 275, and it arrived yesterday. I uninstalled the driver of the 7800GT I'd tested the PC with, booted into safe mode and used Driver Sweeper to clean out anything left behind.

I then plugged in the GTX 275 and hooked it up to 2x 6 pin PCIe power connectors (this was after having to shift the HDD to make space - this is a big card!). I turned it on and... no display. The PC had power - fans spun/blue, green, yellow LEDs lit up etc, but it clearly wasn't picking up the card (no beeps as this motherboard doesn't have a speaker connection for some reason).

I pulled it out, put the 7800GT back in and the display was back - but at POST I got a 'PC in safe mode - please reset CPU or memory frequency in CMOS set-up' message.

I went into the BIOS to check everything looked normal, shut down and put the GTX 275 back in. I then cleared the CMOS using the jumper on the motherboard. Powered up -... Read more

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I'm running Windows 7 32-bit, using bootcamp on my macbook pro. I want to be able to play some video games but none work cause I can't update my drivers. This is because windows fails to recognize that I have any graphics cards connected. My cards and specs are listed below, please let me know if you need other information.

My Specs:
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 6 MB
Memory: 4 GB
Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M , 256 MB
Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, 512 MB


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I used to run a Gigabyte X58 UD9 Motherboard and 2x HIS 5850's with extra cooling features, i broke a few things on that motherboard and blew up one of the 5850's lol

So i am buying a new Gigabyte G1 Sniper motherboard and 2 new ASUS Radeon 6970 DirectCU II 2GB, will my 850w power supply still be enough?

A:New motherboard and two new graphics cards

If you're still planning on OC'ing the CPU -and presumeably the cards...then probably depends on the power efficiency of the PSU and age...and how much power in reserve you're comfortable with. You were talking about taking the 950 to 4GHz...that's pushing into the 180-200w zone. Crossfired cards will likely take you to ~550w. Overclocking the cards to any reasonable extent could add another 100w - say 650w system total.

850w PSU @ 85% efficiency = 723w. Anything less than 85% might be pushing it.

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Hello I currently have a HP Pavilion p6-2000uk, and I am looking to put a graphics card in it. However I have been reading online that many graphics cards are not compatible with my motherboard. Does anyone know any graphics cards that will be compatible with this system?Specs:Processor - Intel i3 2120RAM - 4GBMotherboard - H-CUPERTINO2-H61-uA TX (Cupertino2)Backing Storage - 1TB HDD (7200 RPM) Link to specs: http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c03065233

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Hello I currently have a HP Pavilion p6-2000uk, and I am looking to put a graphics card in it. However I have been reading online that many graphics cards are not compatible with my motherboard. Does anyone know any graphics cards that will be compatible with this system?Specs:Processor - Intel i3 2120RAM - 4GBMotherboard - H-CUPERTINO2-H61-uA TX (Cupertino2)Backing Storage - 1TB HDD (7200 RPM) Link to specs: http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c03065233

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Hi I'm on a asus p7h55-m/usb3 motherboard. And I'm about to upgrade the graphics card, from an nvidia gtx 450 to a gtx 770 (4gb). I do a fair bit of colour grading and they recommend using two graphics cards, the weaker dealing with the GUI. I'm wondering whether I can install both the new and old card in the motherboard? Primarily using the new one, but in specific program's using the older card to deal with those tasks. I'm using davinci resolve.

I know the p7h55 doesn't support SLI but is it possible to have two cards not functioning in sli?

A:Two non sli graphics cards in a specific motherboard possible?

Your motherboard only has one full PCI-Express x16 slot and two x1 slots. So the answer is not really. Theoretically you could use the older card in the x1 slot but you would have to cut the slot to fit the card and you would get much less bandwidth. Your power supply would also have to be a very good unit and be able to provide the wattage required for running cards. Also some cards and motherboards won't run a graphics card in a x1 slot. I wouldn't do it personally without the proper motherboard with two full x16 slots and a high quality 700 watt or higher power supply.

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I've just finished building a new PC and I'm having real problems. To give you some background, I'm hardly new to building my own PCs having built perhaps seven over the years. This build however is giving me problems and I've run out of ideas. The current system is this:

Gigabyte P35C-DS3R
Core 2 Duo E8400
2x1GB Corsair TwinX DDR2
Antec P182
Corsair 520W HX PSU (this is a modular unit with 20+4, 4 and 8 pin power leads and a modular system for the rest)
Gigabyte 8800GT (the one with the Zalman cooler)

Here's a general shot without the GPU installed:

And a closer shot with the Gigabyte 8800GT in:

(Note that the only connections are the case headers, 4- and 24-pin power supplies and the 6-pin power supply to the card)
Initially I had an 8800GT 512mb alphadog rather than the above card. I connected the CPU/heatsink/motherboard/RAM outside the case (on a static-free surface) to the PSU, 8800GT and monitor to see if it would POST. It seemed to power up properly and the CPU and GPU fans spun up; there was no warning bleeps but there did not appear to be any output on the monitor. Obviously there were none of the system headers attached at this point and I turned it on by touching the relevant connections with a screwdriver.

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question... this may sounds like a dumb question, but i was wondering if i was able to use ANY GRAPHICS card with my new motherbaord, a gigabyte... i know absolutly nothing about graphics cards, so iwas looking to all of you fro some extra help!!

A:Graphics Cards/Motherboard conflict??

In theory , yes you can use any video card with the mobo that you have. But will need to read the manual to make sure what kind ( i.e AGP, PCI, PCI-X , manual should tell you )

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i have a D845PECE in my crappy gateway. sportin' a nVidia Geforce 4 MX 440

Motherboard :

I want to upgrade graphics card, but have no idea which are compatible.. any suggestions?

A:Which graphics cards are compatible with my motherboard?

You can't always tell with brand manufacturers since sometimes they will have the MB makers modify their boards. However, in this case it looks like any of the AGP video cards will be compatible with the MB. Where you will have to watch things is the card's power requirements. Many of the brands will have a PS on the small (meaning output) size.

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Hi all! I was wondering if my 2 XFX GeForce 9600 GSO's will max out the lanes on my XFX nForce 750a SLI Socket AM2 MOBO? Each pci-e slot is 8x. Will I be able to use all of what my cards have to offer? Thank you in advance.

A:Wondering about my Motherboard and Graphics Cards!

You'll be fine and nowhere near saturating the bus, even at 8x.

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I've been looking to upgrade my computer for some time now but I've run into a problem, I can't seem to find what Graphics Cards are compatible with my Motherboard. My motherboard is the IPISB-CU. I only have to rules for choosing the motherboard.1. It has to be low budget (under $100)2. It has to be compatible with Overwatch (you can check all of the compatible GPUs with Overwatch, here)Help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks to everyone in advance. Also, I plan on buying a 500watt power supply as well to support the graphics card so no worries there.

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I have an Asus P5W DH Deluxe motherboard and I was wondering if it is compatible with PCI-E 2.1, as I am interested in a Gigabyte HD5670 G/Card which is of this configuration and takes its power via the board instead of a separate cable.
The only info I can find out for the MB is the following but it doesn't seem to reveal much.
2 x PCI Express x 16 slot for discrete graphics card
2 x PCI Express x 1
3 x PCI


A:My Asus motherboard compatibility with PCI-E 2.1 graphics cards?

Yes the Gigabyte HD5670 will work just fine in the Asus P5W DH Deluxe

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Hello.I really need to replace my current graphics card (AMD Radeon R5 M330) to other one that's supoorts linux.how can I find graphic cards that are compatible with my motherboard.Thanks in advance.

A:What are graphics cards compatible with 80C2 Motherboard ?

The video chip is soldered to the board; there is no way to replace it or upgrade or change it out for something else.  There are open source driver packages that should support that video card in current Ubuntu distributions: http://askubuntu.com/questions/720364/amd-radeon-r5-m330-drivers The standard xOrg driver should work but will not have 3D support. The updated AMD driver will. 

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I'm currently using a KM400-M2 motherboard. I'm booting up win xp sp3 using a sata drive which is supposed to be hdd-0 in the bios.

I'm trying to plug in a sata drive through a sata-ide adapter. I've set it as slave on the secondary ide slot, while a dvd writer drive is in slave in the primary ide slot. The problem is when I plug in the new drive, the motherboard detects all drives, but windows just doesn't want to load at all. I keep getting this message:
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
Please reinstall a copy of the above fileClick to expand...

I've tried setting the bios to boot on hdd drive 0-3, but none of them work. I've tried switching it from cable, slave, or master, but nothing works.

Windows works fine if I take out the converted drive. I've even got it to boot once with the drive, but as soon as I restarted the problem cropped up again. I'm able to access the new drive just fine when it did work. I want to know how to get windows to just look for the file in the usual place and not the new drive for some reason. The motherboard seems to be booting fine using the original sata drive (I can even get to the windows boot selection screen), but windows wants to look somewhere else for the files for some reason.

I used to have the converted drive as master in primary. But when I tried removing it when I was trying to diagnose a problem (which turned out to... Read more

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Will a Asus AMD Radeon HD 7750 Graphics Card (1GB GDDR5, PCI Express 3.0, 820MHz/4600MHz, AMD Eyefinity Technology Support) work on a socket 775 foxconn 45cmx motherboard as i am thinking of upgrading to one

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The motherboard shouldn't be the issue but you will need to make sure you have a decent quality power supply of at least 400 watts to handle it.

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Okay so i have an old desktop in my study gathering dust we got it back in 2005.

it has a fairly powerfull CPU of i think 2.4Ghz at

But alot of it will need upgrading i just wanted to know :

What Graphics Cards will work with it i think the RAM is DDR2 ?

If i say get a 9800 or 8800 what PSU will i need to upgrade 2 ?

Failing that could some recommend a budget PC Cable of running Fallout 3 At Mid/High Settings...

A:Solved: Graphics Cards

A 5 year-old computer is seriously outdated. A computer's processing power is more than just a Ghz number. It's also the processor architecture. I also doubt the motherboard supports any modern graphics card. It's probably not worth upgrading.

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 15 Model 6 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3199 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6450, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 133168 MB, Free - 78555 MB; F: Total - 204798 MB, Free - 26432 MB; G: Total - 204798 MB, Free - 32779 MB; J: Total - 217529 MB, Free - 75059 MB; K: Total - 326736 MB, Free - 9357 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, MS-7267, 4.0, To be filled by O.E.M.
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

Bought my PC around 6 yrs back, and with time I upgraded it accordingly(RAM from 512 mb to 4 Gb, HDD from 160 Gb to 1 TB, 1GB gfx Card and few more).Now I feel the need to update the BIOS to adjust my MB accordingly with the new hardware.The model number printed on my MB is 945GCM5 V2, MSI 7267 V4.2.
When I googled it I found this: http://www.msi.com/service/search/?kw=945gcm5 v2&type=product
and this : http://www.msi.com/product/mb/945GCM5.html#/?div=Overview
But ist one got me confused, and didnt know which model is mine and 2nd one is not v2.

I would really appreciate if someone points me in right direction.

A:Solved: Need to detect Motherboard Model for BIOS update !

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Ok here is my problem. First off I have an ASUS Crosshair V Formula Motherboard.

>When I install Ubuntu my audio works perfectly.

>When I install Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit and install the chipset drivers and audio drivers that come on the cd that came with the motherboard and the ones off there website the computer wont detect my speakers.

> When I have my audio controller in my BIOS set to HDMI output and I boot up windows and right click on the speaker in the bottom right and go under playback devices it just says Realtek HDMI output.

>When I have my audio cotroller set to SPDIF output and right click on the speakers it just says SPDIF output.

>In both occasions there are speakers listed in the playback devices but no matter what I plug into any audio jack it says they are not plugged in. (And ive tried my speakers and different headphones into both the front and rear audio jacks in every possible combo plus my speakers work fine on my laptop.)

> I also went into control panel and into the device manager and uninstalled the audio drivers and reinstalled them both from the ASUS website and from the cd that came with my mobo.

>The last things I tried is to reinstall Ubuntu and again the sound worked perfectly.

>I then immediately installed Windows again and even after reinstalling the chipset drivers and the audio drivers Windows did not detect that anything was plugged in.

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A:Solved: Motherboard Wont Detect Speakers In Windows 7

A few thoughts. You would only select the HDMI output, if you are using the HDMI output for your audio. Speaker detection is hardware and driver based. And unless I'm mistaken, speakers won't show connected via a digital output (ie: HDMI or SPDIF). Also, if you are testing using the "rear jacks" and "front panel", then it sounds like you are using the 3.5mm analog jacks. In which case, you wouldn't select SPDIF in the audio setup.

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Yeah well in about a month I'm going to get a new graphics card, the thing is I'm not too entirely sure which one to get. I'm willing to spend anywhere from $100-$175. I'm not sure what specs I need to post but I'm running Windows 7, DDR2 (I think) 6gb ram, Dual Core 2.70 ghz processors, 750 gb Hard-drive . I was recommended a Nvidia 8800gt whish is $120+ I think but I'm not sure. Also I'm a huge gamer and it's all I use my computer for. Incase you need this tad bit of info I'm going to mainly play Guitar Hero 3, which with my current graphics card has some lag. Right now I have a Nvidia GeForce 6150SE. If you need more specs then tell me which specs you need and where to find them. Thanks!

A:Solved: Reccomendation for graphics cards?

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i run two monitors each has its own graphics card. one is onboard and other PCI.when booting into windows 2003 the bootscreen freezes and shows bsod with memory dumping. I installed drivers for both cards but that didnt help. In windows vista it was working just fine, but i dont want to use it because it is slow.

ASROCK k7s41gx
athlon xp 2100+
1:SiS 741
2:S3 Trio64v+
windows server 2003 enterprise edition

A:Solved: Problems with two graphics cards

solved the sis 741 just needed some new drivers from windows update service no wonder that it did work in vista

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just lookin for pointers in figurin which graphics card to go wid..a lil budgetwise..aint lookin for the few hundred cards.....anything would help....long as i aint goin to get griped at...

A:Solved: graphics cards...newb..

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the fan on my geforce 6600 has being dying lately, causing the card to heat up to 130 degrees celsius (yes i know its crazy high, but i dont notice it because im in-game).

anyways, im thinking of buying a new graphics card, but i gotta make sure its compatible with my setup. im running xp sp3 with 2gb ram, a 3.0ghz pentium d. what concerns me most is if my motherboard and power supply will take a new card. my power supply is 400W with what i assume to be +5V/20A , +3.3V/15A , +5Vsb/2A , +12VA/17A , +12VB/10A , -12V/0.8A rails.
as for my motherboard its an hp board. here are the specs for it: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00379422&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=&product=470506#N762
i only have one pci express x16 slot (currently used by the 6600). some cards use pci express 2.0 x16. would i be able to place a card that uses pci express 2.0 in my pci express slot?

i was looking to get an 8800gts or a 9800gtx (roughly $200 for either at newegg.com)

do u guys have any suggestions for me? such as what card would be better or if either will even work on my setup, and if theyll have enough power?

here are the links for the cards i was thinking about:
8800: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010380048+1305520548+106791921+1067924922&name=GeForce+8800+GTS&Order=PRICE
9800: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010380048+1305520548+106792522+1067938081&name=GeForce+9800+GTX&Order=PRICE
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A:Solved: several quesitons regarding graphics cards

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hi all, i have a relitivly simple question to ask about gpu's, im on a small budget and was just wondering if a 2gb ddr3 card would out perform a 1 gb gddr 5 card mainly for gaming? heres what i already have..

AMD phenom quadcore 955 black edition
apower 720watt psu
HIS ATI Radeon HD 5750 PCI-E 1gb DDR5 Video Card
4gb kingston ram

A:Solved: graphics cards question

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Hi. I'm looking at buying a new Nvidia 8800 GTX graphics card but I'm a bit confused. When I look online for it, I'm given loads of results which all seem to be from different brands and yet all Nvidia:
ASUS NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTX (250)
Nvidia 8800GTX (230)
Point Of View 8800GTX (250)
EVGA 8800GTX (290)
XFX 8800 GTX (380)

What's the difference between them? Are they all the same essentially but just tweaked by different companies?

Any particular one to recommend? I'm tempted to just get the standard Nvidia one (2).

I remember having this confusion last time I bought a graphics card a few years ago!

A:Solved: Little help with 8800GTX graphics cards

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Hi there,

My computer came with a VIA/S3G UniChrome IGP card, which is apparently a Graphics/Video Card with onboard video (or the other way around, video w/ onboard graphics) Now, this is a terrible card- it can barely play any modern games. I want to get a new graphics card, but I'm concerned if I install a new Graphics Card, that because of the onboard video, it will affect this greatly, or if I actually need a video card instead of graphics. What do I actually need, and will it adversely affect anything on my PC.

I can provide more information if you want...

A:Installing New Graphics Cards with Onboard Video/Graphic Cards

We need to know what mobo you have and what slots it has.

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I just got a great buy on an ATI 5570 at NewEgg to replace my GeForct 210. Alas, it doesn't work. The system requirements say that PCI X 2 or 2.1 (OK there) AND dual width x16 graphics slot are required (mine certainly looks like single width. What is this dual width all about?

Or could the card just be DOA? Luckily, I didn't send in the $25 MIR yet to MSI in case I need an RMA.

A:Solved: Dual width x16 graphics cards

Dual width cards usually cover up an adjoining slot because
they have a large cooler that sticks out or connectors on
the extended back plate or both.
It is twice as wide as a standard card.
It doesn't need 2 slots to connect to,it just needs the extra room
to fit.
Sounds like you may have gotten a DOA.

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I'm replacing my Nvidia GeForce GT 220 as i inadvertently broke my fan dusting it because it was overheating playing TF2. The card wasn't much good to begin with and i don't feel like fixing the fan on a cruddy outdated card. I've never shop for a GPU before so i'd like some advice of what you guys think is a good card. I'm not looking for top of the line but rather something that can at least run last gen games (TF2, Skyrim w/ mods) at acceptable settings, and if possible, current gen at acceptable settings. I also need one powerful enough to run my game i'm developing, if that changes anything.

These are my specs: http://imgur.com/WE2gbmu
Other specs and info: http://imgur.com/MYgkuzW

I'd rather not have to spend more than $100 as I don't know if I'll have to upgrade my PSU or CPU, though I don't think I'll need to upgrade my CPU and RAM for a new GPU.

Any suggestions are nice, thank you

A:Solved: New/good/reliable graphics cards under/near $100?

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hi im going to buy a new video card but all the cards that i have seen call for a 400 or so watt power supply im wondering if i can put a more powerful power supply without burning up the old components in my computer or in other words if i get a bigger power supply will it over power my mother board ....................................... my computer is pci and it has agp slot my computer model is Hp Pavilion a510n with some addons

A:Solved: i need help with power supply and graphics cards

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I bought a motherboard recently,but it canot detect mouse and keyboard!!

Who can help me on this ?

A:Solved: I bought a motherboard recently,but it canot detect mouse and keyboard!!!

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I have a modxstream pro power supply, and my friend brought up the fact that I only have 700w. I was thinking about getting another Radeon 6850 or a 6870. Am I gonna need an upgrade on my PSU?

A:Solved: 700w powersupply enought for 2 graphics cards?


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I have a pc with the following specs:

ACER P5N-D Motherboard
Core 2 Quad Q9650 3.00GHZ
8 GB Ram
1 TB 7200 HDD
Windows 7 Home Premium

Matrox M912 quad VGA video card running 4 monitors.

at work i work on huge excel sheets and i would like to add a second matrox M912 video card and double the monitor count to 8. i already bought and set up the monitors and tried (unsuccessfully) to install a second matrox m912 video card. i attached a picture of the monitor setup i am trying to get to work. i could not figure out how to get the computer to recognize the second video card so i downloaded the user manual for the motherboard and while i am not sure, i think that the second video card wont work because this motherboard will only support dual graphics cards if they are both SLI-ready which i am pretty certain the matrox M912 is not. My question is this:

1) is there a way to get the two video cards i already have to work?
2)if not does anyone have any suggestions about what video cards would work? i dont need to game or anything thic pc is mainly used for excel.
3) i was also thinking that since this is an older PC it might be cheaper (if kind of a pain) to get a different motherboard that would support two matrox m912 video cards and i could just swap over all of the components and sell my current motherboard. does anyone have any suggestions as to a motherboard that would work for this?
thanks in advance for the help

A:Solved: Problem setting up dual graphics cards

SLI is for gaming, you want SLI off if you want to use multiple graphics card independently for multiple monitors.

Does the second graphics card show up in Device Manager?

Have you tried the new card in place of the old card to see if it works or if its faulty?

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I am trying to install a pair of these monsters each with TWO additional PCI power feeds. One goes in and is stable. Blue screen of death on the second. Can I interpret crash dump? How do I look at it? Problem looks like power but I am installing in an Antec P190 with 1200 W PSU!!

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Hey all,

I picked up a custom built PC through a series of fortunate events and I have a rookie question about the video card. So the motherboard already has an integrated ATI Radeon HD 4250 and I just not bought and installed an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti. My question is, my monitor is currently hooked up through the VGA port that was on my motherboard from the beginning. But do I have to connect the monitor to the ports that are connected to the new graphics card in order to make use of this card? I ask because the new graphics card only comes with DVI ports. Sorry for the noob-ness of the question. Thanks for any help you can give me.

A:Solved: Rookie question about video/graphics cards

In order to use the video card you will have to hook up the monitor to the card. If the cable coming from the monitor is VGA & your video card is only DVI you'll need to either get an adapter, or possibly, if the monitor is fairly new, you might be able to change the cable to DVI. What monitor do you have? Here is an adapter:
And here is a replacement cable for the monitor: http://www.amazon.com/DVI-D-Single-Panel-Monitor-Cable/dp/B000067SOL
If your monitor can take the cable that would be the better choice.

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I am currently using dual ATI RADEON HD 5800 series graphics cards and though I have the most recently updated driver I'm almost certain I installed it wrong since I am continuing to have the video driver stop responding and other things such as disfigured or skewed images. I know how to uninstall and install drivers but since I have two I'm honestly a bit confused. If you can't tell already I'm new to this stuff. I've thought about this for a long time and this is actually my last resort. I've gone through google for hours looking at guides but can't quite find an answer for what I'm looking for.

-Do I simply uninstall both drivers for the graphics cards? (I'll use dc pro to help clean out those drivers)
and when I do that when I start to install the drivers do I just install it once or do I have to somehow install the driver twice and set it on the graphics cards?

A:Solved: Installing drivers for dual graphics cards

Are you using two cards to support 3 or more monitors, or are the cards in a Crossfire setup?

If the cards are separate, uninstall the drivers using Add and Remove programs, shut down and remove one of the cards, then boot and install the drivers. After the first card is working, then install the second card.

If it's a Crossfire setup, are the cards jumpered properly? And other issues can cause the drivers to crash. Power supply issues, motherboard BIOS and/or setup also come to mind.

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Upgrading my Dimension 8400. It is a Pentium 4, 3.2ghz with 1gb of memory. Will be upgrading the memory to 2gb. The current card it has is an ATI Radeon x300/x500 series 128mb PCI. Dell has recommended several cards, Im just not sure which one would be best for gaming. Or are they the only cards my system can handle. The one that I have seen the best reviews on is not listed for upgrades. Was hoping someone here could be of help

Recommended Cards from Dell:

*VisionTek Radeon X1300 DMS59 256mb GDDR2 SDRAM PCI
*Evga e-Geforce 7300 GT 512mb DDR2 PCI
*VisionTek X1300 512mb DDR2 PCI
*ATI Radeon X1300 Pro 256mb DDR2 PCI
*Radeon X1650 XT 256mb PCI
*Radeon X1650 Pro 512mb PCI

All the cards listed above are PCI-E.

Checked out several comparison charts for some of these cards, just a little difficult to understand, hehe.

One that is not listed, but PC World has given it a good rating is the GEforce 7900 GS 256mb DDR3 PCI-E

Also is it better to install 2 memory cards of 512mb or just 1gb card?

Thanks in advance

A:Solved: Upgrading system, question about graphics cards!

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Recently there was a power outtage in our city (suburb of Detroit), which destroyed our graphics card on our HP M470N Media Center desktop. It runs Windows XP Professional, which is all up to date with .NET and SP3.

The computer guy at my place of work installed the following graphic card: XFX brand Radeon HD 4650 1GB DDR2 AGP 8X card but left it to us to install the proper drivers. What I don't get is, should the drivers come from XFX or HIS Digital, whose serial number is on the graphics card? The box said this card was manufactured by XFX, but the computer guy who put it into our computer said it was really made by HIS.

I've tried drivers from XFX, HIS and AMD, and none of them will install. A few times I uninstalled and reinstalled drivers from all three companies, each one at a time, and none would install. The AMD Catalyst Control Center, which is essential to configuring the dual monitors on our computer, will not install at all and can't be found in the Windows start menu or Windows Explorer under Program Files > ATI Technology. The driver also would not install, and under Windows Control Panel > Display, all I could find under properties was the default VGA setting and no recognition that there were two monitors connected to the computer.

What do I do to fix this so we can use dual monitors? What company's driver should be installed on the computer? Why won't ATI Catalyst Control Center install. Please help! Any assistance is greatly... Read more

A:Solved: Major Problems with Radeon 4650 Graphics Cards

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A friend has a new Compaq system with Win 7 Home factory installed. She asked if I could set her up with wireless, to avoid running Cat5 in her really old house.

I visited with two cards I'd used previously:

Linksys WMP11 v4

Netgear MA311 rev2

I also brought a disc with the latest drivers, which didn't include Win7.

The problem however, was that Windows didn't even detect either card when installed.

Each board lit the little green light near it's antenna, indicating it had power from the PCI slot, but Win7 never knew I plugged them in.

I tried re-seating each a few times.

I checked the BIOS, but nothing there seemed related.

There was one setting to enable PCI graphics, but since the slot was empty and it was using MOBO graphics, I disabled that - no improvement.

I checked the MS compatibility list, and the Linksys card is definitely compatible. Netgear card doesn't show up, but those with close #'s are all compatible.

I also tried installing the software for each board, using the setup wizard for each on the disc. Each installed fine but still didn't see a board plugged in.

I even got bold (or dumb) once and plugged the Linksys board in hot, but it did nothing.

Any ideas on why the PCI slot seems dead?

I didn't see a way to disable it in the bios.



A:Won't detect PCI wireless cards

Linksys WMP11 v4 & Netgear MA311 rev2 are both old B rated cards.
Would be worth getting a new N rated card.

It does sound like you have probloms with PCI slot, as PC is a new Compaq system, have HP/Compaq check out frist.

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I'm trying to run a game in High Def and it says I need to upgrade to GEFORCE 3 or better. Is this a video or a graphics card and what is the best choice to fix this problem.
I've read posts on graphics card and have it down to a choice between GEFORCE and ATI Radeon 3870 that Im having a hard time making since I don't know much about this yet and my comp is at least 5 yrs old. Running an EMachine 3400, 512 mb with windows xp and extra membory added. And which is better the 9600 Geforce or the 3?

A:Graphics Cards and Video Cards

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I am having a problem with my wireless network cards. I have a Netgear WNDA3100 v1 wireless card that was working for a little while. The problem was that when I turn on my computer, the card could not find any wireless networks. I would do the "troubleshoot problems" and it would fix it most of the time. (i have to do 1 or more of these: take out the card, reinstall drivers, reboot, change usb port to get it working) But now that won't work. I tried it on another computer and it works fine. I also got another wireless card, Belkin F7D2101 v1, that does the exact same thing.

Drivers are all recent as of today, windows 7 64bit ult and kaspersky internet security 2009 are up-to-date. no virus, malware, etc. according to kis and mbam.

I'm stuck, any help?

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Are you trying to connect to YOUR network?

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I have just installed Windows XP into my PC, but it couldn?t connect to the network because it says: it cannot detect wired or wireless cards. I go to: device manager ?> network adapters. I see 1394 net adapter is listed there with dark green
color in the front. If I right click on this item and go to properties, it says: this device is enabled and working properly. I also checked from the BIOS, it does say: 1394 net adapter is enabled!

Does anybody know why it cannot detect wired or wireless cards? I need this XP OS software for a reason. Please somebody help!

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Here I go again, problem after problem it's been this week.

So I started with a motherboard that got a little upset by a power surge (would only read 1 stick of ram even though the slots and sticks were fine). Then I got my new motherboard yesterday and the graphics cards were showing moving green pixels all over my screens. Finally I went out and bought some extremely cheap graphics cards to replace them - I only went cheap as I only use this machine for audio production (three monitors).

The issue it's now thrown up, is only one PCI-E slot will read the new cards - Palit GeForce 210 1GB DDR3 http://www.palit.biz/palit/vgapro.php?id=1411

It's PCI-E 2.0 complient, so I understood that it would be perfectly fine in the 3.0 lanes.. would it though? No. The only lane that will read these cards is the black one right at the bottom of my motherboard.

Red = Working / Orange = Didn't work

To confirm that the new motherboards PCI-E lanes aren't dead, I tried one of my old 'half dead' graphic cards in them both and got results.
Is it just a case that these cards are utterly poor? All I do is audio production, slightest bit of photo editing (rarely) and web browsing.. would I still be better with a higher spec card?

Thank you

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2700K CPU @ 3.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
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Hey everyone, bit of a stupid question here but anyway. My graphics card is a NVIDIA 7600gt, here are its specs,
Core clock: 400MHz
Memory clock: 400MHz (800 MHz data rate)
Memory interface: 128-bit
Total available graphics: 752 MB
Dedicated video memory: 512 MB DDR2
System video memory: 0 MB
Shared system video: 240 MB
Bus: AGP 8x

I was wondering what would be the best hardware I could use along with card to get all of its power? I'm not saying this because I'm a cheap-skate who doesn't want to buy a new PCI express card, its just this card is plenty good enough for my needs, the most I ever want it to do is run Dawn of War at medium to high settings. So what would be the best motherboard, chipset, power supply unit ect... to run this card be, I know its a POS AGP card but as I said its all I want, I'm not a hardcore gamer just a regular guy who likes to play the odd computer game at reasonable quailty.
Any help on this would be greatly appreciated and please no answers like "just get a new computer agp is 50 years outdated", I'm well aware of this fact but unlike a lot of people who use this site I'm not a hardcore gamer looking for max performance and picture quality. If you need me to provide any other specs please ask.

Thanks, Robert.

A:Solved: Graphics Card/Motherboard Help

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Hello people, Is there anyone on here who can let me know if my graphics card will fit the motherboard I am planning on buying. Thanks.

This is the motherboard - http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3809#sp

This is my graphics card - http://www.amd.com/us/products/desk...6770/Pages/amd-radeon-hd-6770-overview.aspx#1

Please let me know soon people. Thanks.

A:Solved: Will my graphics card fit in my motherboard

Yes it work
Video Benchmark

But I would suggest if it is $50 different better go for 6850 instead of 6770 and if you're a Gamer

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This is my first computer build and I am having some difficulty over which motherboard to choose or which graphics card manufacturer.
I have decided to get an intel i7 920 processor and build my computer from there. I intend to use my new computer for gaming mostly and to be able to play graphics intensive games. I would prefer if the components I choose would last well into the future.

I have considered:

an Asus P6T Deluxe V2 mobo

and a Geforce GTX 285 graphics card - Which manufacturer???

I figured these components are central to a gaming computer.
Please give me some advice on how to make this build to work smoothly

A:Solved: Which Motherboard and Graphics Card

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Hey all,

building a new computer and confused by something. The new 1155 mobos seem to have video VGA and DVI ports, but no graphics chipset. Was wondering what this meant? Does it mean the chipset has to come from the intel chip or does there have to be a seperate graphics card? If a seperate card, why put the ports on the mobo in the first place?

A:Solved: Motherboard no Graphics Chipset

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