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No video signal - New Computer build with new graphics card

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November 20, 2013 8:29:26 PM

Hi. Just built a new system, replacing my old mobo and CPU. My monitor connects into a VGA out, but the new motherboard has no onboard graphics card. Didn't occur to me to check this beforehand. I bought a $30 graphics card so I'd have something to plug my monitor into, but when I start the computer for the first time, nothing happens to the monitor. The new graphics card comes with a DVD with display drivers, but nothing happens when i run it. Obviously, I can't set up my computer if I can't connect a monitor to it. I'm not sure how to solve this problem. Seems like a catch 22. Can anyone help? Thanks!
November 21, 2013 8:58:44 PM

Switched to the other PCI x16 slot. No change; still no signal to video. The specs say the card requires 300 watts or greater power supply with a minimum of 18 amps on the +12 volt rail. Not sure what that last part really means, but I do have 430W power supply, and so now am wondering if a bigger power supply is needed.
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November 21, 2013 9:07:57 PM

try disassemble your RAM after you unplug the power cord, wait 30sec and put it back in
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November 21, 2013 9:18:28 PM

ThatGeekloner said:
try disassemble your RAM after you unplug the power cord, wait 30sec and put it back in


Couldn't hurt to try. I'm wondering how that will make a difference.
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November 21, 2013 9:35:56 PM

Taking out and putting RAM back in didn't work. btw, i ran a psu calculator and everything came in under 300w, so I'm thinking there's enough power to the video card.
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November 21, 2013 9:56:53 PM

Have tried unplug everything and put it back in and make sure its connected firmly?
if that doesnt work look here:
http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1635251/graphics...
hope this helps
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November 21, 2013 10:01:52 PM

Ah, the 8 pin ATX 12V power wasn't plugged in. What an amateur!
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November 21, 2013 10:02:31 PM

Thank god for that goodbye!
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