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New Graphics Card, Monitor gets no signal.

I have an nvidia GTX280 that I put in my computer, when I boot the card has a green light (so it works, and PSU is 600W it can handle it) and the computer boots up windows like it normally would (No beeps, keyboard lights flash as before and I can hear the welcoming sound windows makes upon start up)the monitor says there is no signal (I am connected via the motherboards VGA out. I know that the card works, I have used it in other builds. When I disconnect the power from the card and boot up everything works fine. I had onboard graphics which I uninstalled the drivers for.

I'd really like to get this working. \it's the only computer I currently have. Thanks!
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  1. does the card require extra power, from a power cable, eg http://techreport.com/r.x/geforce-gtx-280/gtx-280-power-plugs.jpg
  2. You have to plug the VGA cable into your card, not the motherboard.
  3. 3Finnian said:
    does the card require extra power, from a power cable, eg http://techreport.com/r.x/geforce-gtx-280/gtx-280-power-plugs.jpg



    Yes it uses both 8 pin and 6 pin, I have both hooked up as should be.
  4. Make sure the wires on the power cable haven't come loose/ came out the plug. Make sure the VGA cable is in all the way and monitor is turned on the correct setting. Also make sure the Graphics card is in all the way and supported with the screws in and the clips on etc
  5. mhedas said:
    You have to plug the VGA cable into your card, not the motherboard.


    Can someone verify this? I've used GPU's through the motherboard VGA out before... ??

    3Finnian said:
    Make sure the wires on the power cable haven't come loose/ came out the plug. Make sure the VGA cable is in all the way and monitor is turned on the correct setting. Also make sure the Graphics card is in all the way and supported with the screws in and the clips on etc


    What monitor settings should I check?
  6. Delta63 said:
    I am connected via the motherboards VGA out


    Plug the cable in your card not motherboard.
  7. mhedas said:
    Delta63 said:
    I am connected via the motherboards VGA out


    Plug the cable in your card not motherboard.



    There is no VGA on the card. It's DVI-I. I could get an adapter..
  8. Best answer
    Delta63 said:
    mhedas said:
    Delta63 said:
    I am connected via the motherboards VGA out


    Plug the cable in your card not motherboard.



    There is no VGA on the card. It's DVI-I. I could get an adapter..



    You have to, otherwise it won't work
  9. lol, yep, you should be using the Card as Delta63 said. Your card needs to be able to convert the signal to analogue (VGA)
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