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June 13, 2013 2:54:47 PM

Okay so I remember my graphics card showing up through device manager. its a radeon 7870. I don't seem to see it through device manger. Does this its not working anymore or what? I only see intel hd graphics when i look under display adapters. any help is appreciated.

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June 13, 2013 3:03:12 PM

Are you connecting your monitor trough the video card?
Can you play games like before?

Try reinstalling drivers.
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June 13, 2013 3:14:01 PM

can anyone link me to the current radeon hd 7870 graphic card drivers? Games are giving me low fps like 3-5 fps. how do i know if my card went bad?
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June 13, 2013 3:16:46 PM

technub said:
can anyone link me to the current radeon hd 7870 graphic card drivers? Games are giving me low fps like 3-5 fps. how do i know if my card went bad?


I gave the link in my first response.
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June 13, 2013 3:18:10 PM

expl0itfinder said:
technub said:
can anyone link me to the current radeon hd 7870 graphic card drivers? Games are giving me low fps like 3-5 fps. how do i know if my card went bad?


I gave the link in my first response.


can you answer my question about knowing whether or not my graphics card went bad? i downloaded the catalyst software suite but it didn't fix the issue.



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June 13, 2013 3:19:31 PM

i tried to use the autodetect tool but it said no product or os found.
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June 13, 2013 3:19:51 PM

i tried to use the autodetect tool but it said no product or os found.
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June 13, 2013 3:24:07 PM

MAKE IT STOPP!! :'( 
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June 13, 2013 3:38:22 PM

technub said:
i tried to use the autodetect tool but it said no product or os found.


Don't use autodetect, its totally broken. Select "Desktop Graphics" then "Radeon HD series" then "Radeon HD 7xxx Series PCIe then select your operating system, click display results, and download the Catalyst Software Suite.
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June 13, 2013 3:58:11 PM

expl0itfinder said:
technub said:
i tried to use the autodetect tool but it said no product or os found.


Don't use autodetect, its totally broken. Select "Desktop Graphics" then "Radeon HD series" then "Radeon HD 7xxx Series PCIe then select your operating system, click display results, and download the Catalyst Software Suite.

I downloaded the catalyst software suite and then i restarted my computer. its still not showing my radeon hd in device manager :/ 
not sure what else there is to do
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June 13, 2013 4:04:32 PM

Your connected to the gpu on the motherboard. Unplug your monitor and plug it into your graphics card, NOT your motherboard. Right now your 7870 is offline...
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June 13, 2013 4:15:58 PM

Make sure your graphics card is properly seated as well, and is properly powered.
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June 13, 2013 4:17:08 PM

slamer80 said:
Your connected to the gpu on the motherboard. Unplug your monitor and plug it into your graphics card, NOT your motherboard. Right now your 7870 is offline...


well i unplugged the monitor from the lowest socket to the one above it. Still not showing my radeon 7870 in device manager. This is really frustrating.

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June 13, 2013 4:18:25 PM

expl0itfinder said:
Make sure your graphics card is properly seated as well, and is properly powered.


i'm sure i made sure of that when i first built the computer. there isn't a cable leaving the graphics card to the motherboard. should there be one?
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June 13, 2013 4:21:28 PM

technub said:
expl0itfinder said:
Make sure your graphics card is properly seated as well, and is properly powered.


i'm sure i made sure of that when i first built the computer. there isn't a cable leaving the graphics card to the motherboard. should there be one?


yes. a power connector. if you look on the top of your card, there should be two power connectors.
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June 13, 2013 4:49:46 PM

expl0itfinder said:
technub said:
expl0itfinder said:
Make sure your graphics card is properly seated as well, and is properly powered.


i'm sure i made sure of that when i first built the computer. there isn't a cable leaving the graphics card to the motherboard. should there be one?


yes. a power connector. if you look on the top of your card, there should be two power connectors.


looks like i forgot the pcie cable that connected to the graphics card. thanks again
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June 13, 2013 5:00:42 PM

expl0itfinder said:
technub said:
expl0itfinder said:
Make sure your graphics card is properly seated as well, and is properly powered.


i'm sure i made sure of that when i first built the computer. there isn't a cable leaving the graphics card to the motherboard. should there be one?


yes. a power connector. if you look on the top of your card, there should be two power connectors.


technub said:
expl0itfinder said:
technub said:
expl0itfinder said:
Make sure your graphics card is properly seated as well, and is properly powered.


i'm sure i made sure of that when i first built the computer. there isn't a cable leaving the graphics card to the motherboard. should there be one?


yes. a power connector. if you look on the top of your card, there should be two power connectors.


looks like i forgot the pcie cable that connected to the graphics card. thanks again


Everything is working alright now?
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