Solved: New video card not working in older motherboard

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coolecho

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Hello,

I have a M4A78T-E ASUS motherboard from 2010 that I need to replace the built in (motherboard) video with a PCI express video card. The M4A78T-E manual states that it takes PCI express 2.0 cards. I bought a "EVGA 01G-P3-2611-KR GeForce GT 610 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card" for it. I inserted the new card and left the video plugged in to the motherboard HDMI. When I powered up with this card I don't even get to POST, nothing at all on screen. This video card comes with a mini HDMI and I couldn't plug in to it!. I also don't have a DVI so I couldn't try that. I tried this new video card on a computer at work and it worked like a charm (DVI).
Could this be an incompatibility issue? I assume that leaving the motherboard video enabled is perfectly OK, and should allow 2 videos aboard. I would be hesitant to disable the motherboard video in case the card didn't work, so I could get back to using the motherboard video.
 
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did u look in the bios.............and change the display 1st option to pci-e

also attach the video card to the blue pci-e slot
 

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Are you saying the monitor is still plugged into the motherboard graphics connector ? When the Bios detects a discrete video card it will switch the video output to that card and stop the video output from the motherboard.
 

coolecho

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Thanks Replay for the Motherboard/BIOS information. I did initially use the blue PCIe. It did recognize the card when I tried it today, I borrowed a mini HDMI cable and plugged that in instead of the motherboard and it came up fine. Many Thanks.
 
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