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How can I test my new R9 280x without plugging in a DVI cable (I don't have one yet!) Also, metal bit hit the mobo?

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October 17, 2013 12:22:50 PM

I sadly don't have a DVI cable and have been using VGA all my life, figured this after it didn't fit. The GPU fits perfectly and the fans are working, the white led light is on. How can I test it? I'm currently connected to the mobo gpu. I tried the Windows Experience rating but it still has the same score as the onboard GPU, yet CCleaner sees I have the R9 connected.

I also scraped the mobo with the metal bit on the GPU while trying to fit it in, how likely is it that I've damaged something? Everything seems to be working fine, but I'm worried.

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October 17, 2013 12:30:23 PM

You need to have a Dual Link DVI cable, or a HDMI cable, to test the GPU. Or a VGA to DVI adapter will also do, other than that there is no way to test it.
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October 17, 2013 1:01:17 PM

lonewolf7 said:
You need to have a Dual Link DVI cable, or a HDMI cable, to test the GPU. Or a VGA to DVI adapter will also do, other than that there is no way to test it.


That's a shame...! Is there any chance I damaged my mobo?
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October 18, 2013 7:31:33 AM

Do you see any visible damage ? There is a way to test it, by taking out all RAM sticks and to start the PC. If MB beeps upon starting then probably its ok. But its hard to tell from this rest if the PCI-E slot has been damaged or not.

Are you having some trouble with the MB or just asking to be sure of it ?
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