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Graphics Card Not detected

So, I just put together a computer for the first time, and almost everything works well, except for the graphics card. When I turn on the computer, the GPU fans will spin for a moment, and then stop before the computer boots. I try to install the driver for it, and it says no compatible hardware connected. By adjusting it a bit, i can get it so that the GPU fans will spin, but the computer won't turn on. Any help with this is greatly appreciated.

Specs:
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 Dual-Core Processor 3.3 Ghz 3 MB Cache LGA 1155 - BX80637i33220

PSU: Apevia atx-tl450w

RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model BLS8G3D1609ES2LX0 &
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS8G3D1609DS1S00

GPU: GIGABYTE GV-N65TOC-2GI GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

HD: Western Digital WD10EZEX 1TB SATA III 3.5"

DVD Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 24x SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer DVD Burner
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  1. Your powersupply is crap (and underpowered anyway). Replace it ASAP

    Do you have the PCI-E connector plugged into the card?
  2. On the mb make sure the four or eight pin power plug is connected near the CPU. On the gpu make sure both six pin plugs are filled.
  3. Yeah, I know its crap, but it seems to be powering everything. It came with the case. I'll probably replace it at some point though. I used the calculator and it should be enough to power everything.

    All power plugs are connected, and the gpu only has a single six pin plug.
  4. If the GPU fans are spinning, then the monitor should be plugged into that and not the motherboard.
  5. smeezekitty said:
    If the GPU fans are spinning, then the monitor should be plugged into that and not the motherboard.


    The computer won't even turn on when I get the GPU fans spinning. The led flashes and the cpu fan barely starts to spin, and thats it.
  6. Sounds like its the garbage PSU at fault then.
  7. Hmm, it's possible. since the symptoms are the same both ways, either gpu fans run, and cpu fan does for just a half of second, while when the computer does boot, the gpu fans only spin for a few seconds.
  8. Considering buying this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817159128

    Any thoughts?

    I'm not entirely sure if it will fit in my case though, and have everything line up.
  9. Best answer
  10. I'm not sure what the difference is besides the one that i linked is 80w more and modular. and abit cheaper. Could you explain the difference?
  11. The one you linked is coolmax (another bad brand) and has 37% 1/5 bad reviews.
    The one I linked is Seasonic (a good brand) and only has 9% 1/5 reviews.
  12. Ahh, okay, thanks
  13. Thanks for the best answer
    So did a new PSU fix it?
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