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PC graphics card doesn't display anything when starting computer. Boot Device LED on.

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January 13, 2014 9:34:16 PM

Hi guys,

For whatever reason when I put my new MSI Geforce GTX 760 into my computer and start it up, I get no display. I have searched almost every single page that popped up onto Google referring to my problem and I have gotten nowhere. When I start the computer all of the fans are spinning including GPU fans and lights pop up. All the little lights on the motherboard flash including the DRAM_LED, VGA_LED, BOOT_DEVICE_LED, only the BOOT_DEVICE_LED stays red and the computer display will not appear. The computer will actually boot all the way into Windows 7 at which point I can actually put my password in and hit enter and Windows plays the log in noise to let me know I have logged in although I cannot see the screen. I can still plug my current Radeon HD 7750 into the computer and everything will boot up just fine. I have tried resetting CMOS, Checking if the card is properly seated, and uninstalling graphics drivers all to no avail. I have also tried to view the device manager to see if the OS would recognize the card but for whatever reason I cannot boot the computer with both cards in the motherboard.

PSU: GS800 800-watt
Mobo: Asus M5A99X Evo R2.0
GPU: (New) MSI Geforce GTX 760
(Old) Gigabyte Radeon HD 7750
RAM: 2 x 4GB Corsair Vengeance 1333-Mhz
HDD: 1.5 TB Barracuda
CPU: AMD FX-6300

I have RMA'd 4 different cards in the last 2 weeks and none of them showed me a display when booting up the computer which at least rules out a bad card. This is the only time I have ever had to actually make an account here and ask for support so I am in dire need of help! Please if you have anything to offer that may solve my issue I would be incredibly grateful!
a b À AMD
a b Î Nvidia
a b Ĉ ASUS
a c 119 U Graphics card
January 14, 2014 8:08:35 AM

Try to update MB BIOS.
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January 14, 2014 7:46:41 PM

lonewolf7 said:
Try to update MB BIOS.


I'm not actually sure how to do it. I have looked around and apparently it says if I do it incorrectly I can cause my motherboard to fail. What should I do?
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January 14, 2014 8:57:23 PM

Okay, so I went and bought a EVGA Geforce GTX 760 and a DVI cable so that I could use the cable instead of the adapter. For whatever reason when I used the DVI cable it just worked, I threw my fists into the air so that I might celebrate my ability to play Black Flag before going to work tomorrow. Thank you lonewolf7 for helping me! I hope my "solution" works for someone else out there too. Apparently graphics cards don't like DVI / VGA adapters!
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a b À AMD
a b Î Nvidia
a b Ĉ ASUS
a c 119 U Graphics card
January 15, 2014 6:10:18 AM

I never found what cable you are using, else I would suggest you to replace the cable first, anyways glad to hear that you are up and running. Have fun.

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