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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by KuRsAnI, Jul 14, 2017 at 5:12 PM.

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  1. KuRsAnI

    KuRsAnI Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    Today, my computer's monitor wouldn't show any signal. My computer seems to work fine since the Windows 10 music plays after boot. I tried another monitor and another DVI wire with no results. I'm starting to think the problem's with my GPU. What should I do?

    My computer's around 5 years old and it's a custom built desktop. I don't know the specs since I can't plug a monitor that works on it.
     
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    does it have "onboard graphics" if so pull the video card out and connect to the video connector to the onboard....see if u get a display
     
  4. KuRsAnI

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    great idea, will try

    EDIT: thank you replay! I plugged my monitor to my motherboard and i got a display. Does it mean my GPU is dead? How should I proceed with it?
     
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    try it on a different computer (family....friends) and see if get a signal
    if not....is it in warranty?????
     
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    News update: i didn't hook up my old GPU to another computer to see if it works. I just used a spare GPU from my brother and it was sufficient for my graphic needs. However, 5 minutes ago, upon trying to open the computer, my screen stayed black even if I switched between my new GPU and the integrated motherboard graphics. Wtf is going on?
     
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    What do u mean by this
    U were taking off the side panel then no video???
     
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    I mean I tried to boot the computer and no signal. I plugged my DVI cable on my GPU and my motherboard graphics and no signal.
     
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    Take the graphic card out
    Then connect to the onboard video
    Like last time
     
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    I tried plugging my screen to the onboard video with no results this time (without unplugging my 2 GPUs, is that even necessary?)
     
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    Alright it worked again on the onboard graphics, but why is it not working with my 2 other GPUs?
     
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    what is the make/model of the power supply and motherboard
     
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    u have 2 gpu's installed or one
     
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    my PSU is Seasonic 100-240VAC

    My motherboard is P8Z68-V Pro

    I had two GPUs installed (the first one was the one I had a problem with originally, the second one is the spare I'm using because the first is broken)
    but now I have 0 installed because I want to use my onboard graphics
     
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    If you want to use onchip/onboard video, then yes it is necessary to pull the video card or cards out. With a real video card installed, onboard is disabled.
    Open the case and look. Just about every part ie motherboard, ram, pw supply, video card, etc, etc will have the brand and model# either silkscreened on the PCB or have a label with the relevant info.
     
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