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Problems with GPU?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Jake5467, Dec 29, 2010.

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  1. Jake5467

    Jake5467 Thread Starter

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    So I got this person to build me a computer, the specs are

    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
    Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 3
    Processor Count: 4
    RAM: 3839 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a, 256 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 953812 MB, Free - 744561 MB;
    Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., M4N68T-M, Rev X.0x, MT7007K37702164
    Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011, Updated and Enabled

    Basically when I hook up to the Graphics Card output for VGA or HDMI I don't get a picture. I have downloaded the latest drivers and I think it's hooked up right because the fan on it is on. I am using the motherboard graphics at the moment and the card that isn't working is the GeForce GTS450.

    I have contacted the computer builder but he is away until the 14 of January and I'm impatient :p

    Cheers, Jake.
     
  2. crjdriver

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    OK, that is a pw hungry card. What pw supply do you have installed? Post the exact brand and model. Note this info is on a label on the pw supply [open case and look]

    Next I assume you have in fact connected the 6pin pw connector to the card.
     
  3. Jake5467

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    TAGAN PLATINUM SERIES 800W, 80 Plus, SLI & Crossfire Certified EPS Power Supply

    That is the one
     
  4. crjdriver

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    Do you have the pw connector installed on the card?

    Did you read your mb manual regarding upgrading cards and the procedure to do so?
     
  5. Jake5467

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    Sorry, that was complete jibberish. I had somebody build it for me, I was wondering if anyone knew a way to fix this. The guy who built it is on holidays til 14 Jan.
     
  6. crjdriver

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    Before anyone can help you, you need to answer the questions;
    Did you read your manual regarding upgrading cards and how to do so?
    Did you connect the 6pin pw connector to the card.
     
  7. crjdriver

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    I should add are you sure the card is fully seated?
     
  8. Jake5467

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    Guys basically the guy built the entire system INCLUDING THE GRAPHICS CARD. My idea is that when it was shipped to me it got knocked around and came loose. I am guessing the power is connected as the card's fan is spinning but it must have come loose from the motherboard. Thanks anyway..
     
  9. Rich-M

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    Ok then why not open the case and see if it is in the pci-x slot correctly and the 6 pin connection from the psu is plugged in.
     
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