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August 28, 2013 10:47:46 AM

Hello, I have a problem with my new build. I finished building it a few days ago, and the graphics card seemed to be DOA. The fans were not spinning and nothing was coming up on the monitor. However, it works when I plug my adapter into my motherboard instead. Earlier today, I got a new graphics card and tried again. This time the graphics card fan was spinning, but there is still nothing coming up on the monitor. Located below is my build. Help is appreciated. Thank you!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.97 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G43 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($115.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($58.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($398.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1164.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-28 13:46 EDT-0400)

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a c 119 U Graphics card
August 28, 2013 10:52:01 AM

Breadboard it. Or check all the connections fitted properly.
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a c 198 U Graphics card
August 28, 2013 10:52:45 AM

Did you plug in the power plugs to the GPU? (sorry for this question, you gotta check you know?)
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August 28, 2013 10:55:03 AM

I had a similar problem a few months ago building a pc for my nephew. I could only get video through the vga on the motherboard but the video card displayed nothing. Turns out when I tightened the screw to secure the video card to the case, it slightly lifted the backside of the card just enough for one of the connectors to miss. I ended up testing the card in the other pci-e slot and it worked, so I then moved the card back to the original slot I wanted it to be in and only tightened the screw just enough to keep it from moving.

Suggestions:
1) try re-seating the video card
2) try putting the video card in the other pic-e slot
3) Make sure you have proper power connections to the card.

Hope the above works for you.
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August 28, 2013 10:57:04 AM

Deemo13 said:
Did you plug in the power plugs to the GPU? (sorry for this question, you gotta check you know?)


Yeah they should be plugged in. The fan on the graphics card is spinning. Is there anything that I should look for in particular to see if its plugged in correctly? Because the computer boots up fine and the display comes up if I plug it into the motherboard instead of the graphics card
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August 28, 2013 11:29:01 AM

There is an 8 PIN and a 6 PIN cable that need to be plugged into the card from your PSU.
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August 28, 2013 12:07:39 PM

The 8 and 6 pin are plugged into my card from my psu. My motherboard only had one slot that can fit my graphics card. I tried repositioning it but nothing works.
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a c 119 U Graphics card
August 29, 2013 9:34:24 AM

I think the GPU is faulty, RMA it.
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August 29, 2013 4:50:54 PM

lonewolf7 said:
I think the GPU is faulty, RMA it.


I RMA'd the first one because the fan doesn't even spin on that. This is my second GTX 770. What are the chances that this one has problems too? I am worried that it may be something I am forgetting as opposed to the GPU being faulty.
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a c 119 U Graphics card
August 30, 2013 10:06:01 AM

anndreww said:
lonewolf7 said:
I think the GPU is faulty, RMA it.


I RMA'd the first one because the fan doesn't even spin on that. This is my second GTX 770. What are the chances that this one has problems too? I am worried that it may be something I am forgetting as opposed to the GPU being faulty.


Now to make sure the GPU is good try it on another system. If it runs there then something is wrong at your end. It could be the MB, to be very specific a bad/dead PCI-E slot, or the PSU may have something to do with it.

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