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Asus m5a97 evo won't detect nvidia gts 250 graphics card

Please help, I've been searching for 2 days and tried everything. I recently had windows 7 installed and everything worked perfectly , then I installed windows 8 and everything worked great but then I decided to format the drive and just do a fresh install of just windows 7 again. Now my mother board won't detect my graphics card. The card is running and plugged in just fine but I'm still only seeing standard VGA output under my graphics drive which is strange because this board has no on board video? I have updated the bios and all the drivers, I have changed my bios to PCI and have cleaned the slot and card as well as reset the CMOS and removed the battery. All the connection are tight and I get video but the screen is magnified and won't detect my tv settings to adjust. I ran the graphics driver and all it saids is graphic driver can't detect video card. I need help badly I can't figure out how to get my video card to read so I can update and finish this. I never changed a thing from any of my previous installs all I did was format the drive and do a fresh install and sense then I can't get it to find the card. Here's my specs and thank you guys

Asus mobo m5a97 evo
Six core amd processor
16gb of ram (4x4gb)
Gts 250 1gb graphics card
750w cool master power supply
120 patriot tourx ssd
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  1. its a driver issue, are you sure you downloaded the correct drivers for your card?
  2. If the card is displaying then it is working and the driver install is gone bad. Try installing the driver in safe mode.
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    oi... it sounds like a bad gpu drive install... but if redoing that doesn't work... win8 does something to your hard drive which makes downgrading a pain in the backside... generally reformating doesn't do the job. i would try to reformat and reinstall win8... then consult the guides online for instructions for downgrading. i'm pretty sure you have to take some steps in win8 first before you can reformat to win7.
  4. HillBillyAsian said:
    its a driver issue, are you sure you downloaded the correct drivers for your card?


    I've tried to load the driver but to load the driver it has to detect an nvidia card which it's not it's only see standard VGA which like I said is crazy because this motherboard has no standard VGA. I'm so confused on how to install the driver if it can't be detected.
  5. ingtar33 said:
    oi... it sounds like a bad gpu drive install... but if redoing that doesn't work... win8 does something to your hard drive which makes downgrading a pain in the backside... generally reformating doesn't do the job. i would try to reformat and reinstall win8... then consult the guides online for instructions for downgrading. i'm pretty sure you have to take some steps in win8 first before you can reformat to win7.


    Thanks I had read about down grading before and did fallow the proper steps plus I did a complete format to factory defaults deleting all traces of my last operating systems. Thanks for the quick reply
  6. rolli59 said:
    If the card is displaying then it is working and the driver install is gone bad. Try installing the driver in safe mode.


    I've tried to load the driver but to load the driver it has to detect an nvidia card which it's not it's only see standard VGA which like I said is crazy because this motherboard has no standard VGA. I'm so confused on how to install the driver if it can't be detected.
  7. It is detecting your card as std VGA since it is running on the windows driver. Did you use the manual option here http://www.geforce.com/drivers
  8. rolli59 said:
    It is detecting your card as std VGA since it is running on the windows driver. Did you use the manual option here http://www.geforce.com/drivers


    Yes it's detected as std VGA graphics but my motherboard has no on board video so how it's reading I as standard is whats killing me. Also yes the standard driver does the same thing it comes up with a detector no matter how you try to load it.
  9. Until the card has drivers installed that define it as nvidia GTS250 it is going to be called std VGA! Have you tryed safe mode yet? You downloaded the correct driver for your card and OS from nvidia? Did you run the EXE file?
  10. hey if u have a pc, then maybe u have to connect the display plug to the nvidia graphics card point on the cpu
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