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September 7, 2013 9:41:25 AM

Hi, so I finished building a pc last night, but if I plug it in to my monitor the monitor goes to sleep, but it is getting a signal because if I unplug it it shows the testing screen. I have no other loose cables but some power supply cables
I didn't use. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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a b ) Power supply
a b C Monitor
September 7, 2013 9:43:44 AM

What video card, does it have all the power plugged into it? Are you plugging into the video card or the motherboard.
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a b ) Power supply
a b C Monitor
September 7, 2013 9:52:41 AM

souds daft but make sure the card is seated correct and the pci-e power cables are plugged into the graphics card. Also that the vga/hdmi cable is plugged in correctly to the graphics card. Also what size PSU are you using?
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a b ) Power supply
a b C Monitor
September 7, 2013 9:53:48 AM

Why are you plugging into the motherboard with a video card? you need to plug into your video card, not the motherboard.
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September 7, 2013 9:55:56 AM

zink1701 said:
souds daft but make sure the card is seated correct and the pci-e power cables are plugged into the graphics card. Also that the vga/hdmi cable is plugged in correctly to the graphics card. Also what size PSU are you using?


My graphics card only has 1 PCI-E cable plug and it's plugged in. I can't find a VGA/HDMI cable anywhere. Here's my power supply:
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-SUPERCLOCKED-Graphic...
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a b ) Power supply
a b C Monitor
September 7, 2013 9:58:24 AM

ok and just to be clear, are you plugging the video cable from your monitor into the actual graphics card or are you plugging it on the mobo
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September 7, 2013 9:58:26 AM

getochkn said:
Why are you plugging into the motherboard with a video card? you need to plug into your video card, not the motherboard.

My monitor won't plug in to my graphics card
l'll try to plug it in to my TV
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September 7, 2013 9:58:54 AM

zink1701 said:
ok and just to be clear, are you plugging the video cable from your monitor into the actual graphics card or are you plugging it on the mobo


The mobo

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a b ) Power supply
a b C Monitor
September 7, 2013 10:00:06 AM

Then you need an adapter. The whole point of having a video card is to use it. Every video card I have seen comes with a DVI to VGA adapter.
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September 7, 2013 10:03:46 AM

getochkn said:
Then you need an adapter. The whole point of having a video card is to use it. Every video card I have seen comes with a DVI to VGA adapter.

I just hooked it up to my TV and I'm getting a motherboard screen. Sorry if this was a stupid question.
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