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July 11, 2013 3:58:54 AM

Hi, I have bought new graphics card - AMD Gigabyte HD 7870. My old card worked fine, I have unninstalled all drivers and then i shut off pc. I put the new 7870, power supply and monitor cable plugged in, turned on the pc and nothing. Monitor says no signal, vents on 7870 are working, but just black screen.
I have already reseted BIOS by putting of the CMOS battery, in BIOS selected the main VGA to PCI-e and now i dont know what to do. Sorry for my eng.

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July 11, 2013 4:02:46 AM

Is your monitor connected to the graphics card, and not to the motherboard?
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July 11, 2013 4:04:47 AM

Yes it is
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July 11, 2013 4:07:27 AM

I dont have onboard graphic card. My old one works just fine. I was thinking about reinstalling the windows, but i dont think it will change anything. I think there is some problem with mobo but i dont know what is wrong.
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July 11, 2013 4:11:32 AM

What card did you have before?
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July 11, 2013 4:13:30 AM

I had Sapphire HD 5850 Toxic
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July 11, 2013 4:17:29 AM

This may seem silly but it happened to me recently when installing a 7970 - have you left the rubber cap on the bit where you plug the CrossFireX bridge in?

I did and i had the same problem you described until I removed it.

Update: My card was also a gigabyte
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July 11, 2013 4:23:49 AM

tell the bios to boot pciex16 lane
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July 11, 2013 4:25:02 AM

Yes i already removed the rubber cap
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July 11, 2013 4:29:41 AM

Carl Angelo: my mobo is Intel P55KG and in BIOS i can only select in Advanced > Video Configuration - Primary Video Adaptor > Auto / Ext PCIe Graphics (PEG) / Ext PCI Graphics
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July 11, 2013 4:33:30 AM

tommi712 said:
Carl Angelo: my mobo is Intel P55KG and in BIOS i can only select in Advanced > Video Configuration - Primary Video Adaptor > Auto / Ext PCIe Graphics (PEG) / Ext PCI Graphics


select the pcie graphics
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July 11, 2013 4:34:25 AM

i already have
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July 11, 2013 4:54:08 AM

both 6-pin PSU cables are plugged in to the card and it's seated in the PCIe slot correctly?
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July 11, 2013 4:55:41 AM

how could you go to bios if you see nothing?
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July 11, 2013 5:11:00 AM

seated correctly, bot 6pins plugged in, Carl: im changing between my old card and my new one
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July 11, 2013 5:15:40 AM

What PSU do you have?
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July 11, 2013 5:17:00 AM

what is the brand of your psu, wattage and amperage in12V rail?
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July 11, 2013 5:24:43 AM

i knew it, it was the PSU. you should change your PSU, get atleast 600w with 2, i repeat, 2 6-pin connectors. dont try to open your PC again unless you change your psu, you might burn the card because of the lack of power
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July 11, 2013 5:31:37 AM

Thats good news, I will do that, thank you for helping me.
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July 11, 2013 5:36:47 AM

get a corsair, antec or seasonic PSU with the above specs as mentioned and you're good to go :) 
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July 11, 2013 5:37:52 AM

And one more question. Why the old graphics worked and the 7870 is not working? Isn't the power consumption with 7870 better and its more effective than 5850? Or why is that?
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July 11, 2013 5:46:06 AM

that's because the HD 7870 needs 2 6-pin connector but your PSU has only one, also, let alone the 400w PSU. the HD7870 is considered as medium-high range graphic card. you have a very capable GPU, you should pair it with a good PSU. this is the principle, you can cheap out a GPU but never do that with a PSU because if the PSU fails to give the required power, it will take down all the other components, even the whole motherboard too
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July 11, 2013 6:03:29 AM

Try a Corsair CX600 or TX 650, they're both great.
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July 12, 2013 4:45:39 PM

I borrowed from my friend Evolve 500W (very cheap PSU) and still not working... how is it possible, the card has so big consumption or what, i still dont get it... of course i will buy some better PSU, i am just asking and trying. I didnt think it is so big step from HD5850.
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