Graphics that worked no longer works after installing new RAM

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Revvy

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Hey, so yesterday I got a new graphics card and new RAM. I installed the graphics card first to see if it worked. Works fine, I installed the drivers, new card is ready to go. I then replaced my RAM sticks with my new ones, booted up my computer and then NADA - no display, both onboard graphics and graphics card.

So I experimented with different combos, different channels, new/OLD RAM, the card isn't working. Eventually onboard graphics kick ins (No idea why.) Weirdly now my computers clock had been set back to 1/1/2002, I set it back to today.

So I placed my old graphics card back in and that works. I decided to leave the new card to sit for a day before trying again. I tried again today, only onboard graphics works and the computer has been set back to 1/1/2002. Both fans on the new card are spinning up so I know power is getting to it.

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 640 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7934 Mb (Corsair Vengeance - High Profile 2x4GB)
OLD Graphics Card: ATI Radeon 3000 Graphics, 256 Mb
NEW Graphics Card: Sapphire R9 270X 4GB 1020MHz GDDR 5 PCI Express Graphics Card
Hard Drives: B: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 115154 MB; C: Total - 60954 MB, Free - 588 MB; E: Total - 99 MB, Free - 69 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., M5A78L-M/USB3
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2013, Updated and Enabled
PSU: 750W
 

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Hard Drives: B: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 115154 MB; C: Total - 60954 MB, Free - 588 MB
You have a LOT of personal data in that computer.
Hopefully, you have it backed up to some reliable external media.
If Windows 7 crashes or the hard drive dies, you stand to lose it all.

Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2013, Updated and Enabled
You have a very outdated version of AVG.
The current version is 2015.

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DaveBurnett

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Or a lot of temporary files hanging around??

I suspect there are a lot of media files there!
 

Revvy

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I am getting when I am starting my computer alot something along lines of a "Temporary File Page Report"

"Short on the card somewhere resetting BIOS"

You're going to have to elaborate on that for me. =/
 

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Go here, then click the large blue "Download Now @ Author's site" button to download and save TFC.exe (Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer) to your desktop.

After it's downloaded and saved, close all open windows.

Double-click it to load its main window.

Click the "Start" button.

If there are a large number of temp files and/or there are multiple user accounts, the temp file deletion process may appear to freeze or may take a few minutes, so be patient.

After the temp file deletion process is finished, restart the computer.

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Advise us how many temp files in MB's or GB's it displays in red.

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What is the exact make and model of the power supply you have?

Did you connect both power connections to the graphics card?

You say eventually the onboard graphics kicks in, does that mean you have the monitor connected to the onboard and not the new card? The monitor needs to be connected to the new card before you turn the computer on otherwise the computer will continue to use the integrated graphics. Additionally you should go into the BIOS setup with the new card removed and set the primary graphics to PCI-E, check the motherboard manual on the exact location of that setting.

While in the BIOS also get the BIOS version and post it.
 

Revvy

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5464.00 mb cleaned.

My PSU is an XFX PRO750W, and yes both plugs have been clicked into my graphics card.

Ill go into BIOS now with my graphics card unplugged and set the graphics settings, I'll come back with the BIOS version as well.
 

flavallee

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5464.00 mb cleaned
That equates to 5.33 GB of temp files you got rid of. (y)

I would put TFC.exe to use at least once a month.

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I was thinking perhaps there was an electrical short on the graphics card. Something like a hairline track in the varnish.
 

Revvy

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Cant find video configuration in BIOS. Only thing I can find is PCI/PnP Settings which only allows me to change the plug and play O/S.
 

Revvy

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The BIOS version is 0211. Just plugged the new card back in, it is now considerably louder than it was before.
 

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Its odd. Ive now tried the card multiple times now. Sometimes its normal and quiet, sometimes it sounds like its going faster (louder.)
 
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