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Graphics card not recognised please help

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rednax97, Jun 30, 2019.

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  1. rednax97

    rednax97 Thread Starter

    Jun 30, 2019

    My PC has had issues for a while. I had issues as I was not able to update drivers, my PC would restart every time and would flicker if i clicked off a video. However in games it worked perfect with no issues.

    I took my GPU (GTX 1080) out and ran off integrated graphics instead. My PC did not have issues now so I though it was a GPU issue. I swapped my GPU (GTX 1080) back in and it restarted itself then ran off integrated graphics through the GPU instead of running off the GPU.

    I swapped the GPU (GTX 1080) out and swapped it for another GPU (gtx 1050ti) to see if I had the same issues. This time my PC did not would not display on my monitor at all but still turns on with the GPU fans spinning. I then put my gtx 1080 bback in my PC and it would not diplay to the monitor this time and did not run off integrated graphics.

    I tried the GTX 1080 on another PC but this would not display to the monitor. The GTX 1050ti works fine on this PC.

    Note- I have both 8 pin power supply cables in the gpu it lights up and the fans spin in all circumstances.

    Please if anyone can help it would be great;)
  2. lunarlander


    Sep 21, 2007
    I don't think that is what happened. When you switch the 1080 back in, the screen remains at the same resolution as the integrated graphics because Windows does not change resolutions when you change GPU's. It remains with previous setting until you set a new one. In general, it will lower the resolution when current settings are not supported by whatever GPU is in use. But it will not up the resolution when a higher end GPU is inserted until you specifically set it.
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