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My motherboard wont recognize or display my GPU

My Power Color Radeon 7870 Is not showing up on my motherboard. It turns on and the fan runs and everything, but it doesn't show up on display adapter. I had to remove it from the system to get it to start. I upgraded my flash bios for my motherboard but still it won't show up. I've also tried to remove the CMOS ,but that didn't work either. Then I decided to try to use the BIOS setup to change my video card ,but there was literally no setting to switch the output device to the video card. Next I tried inserting the video card while I was using windows 8 ,but it wouldn't show up the video card in the device manager. I have both powers supply pongs plugged into the gpu. I think its just the motherboard ,because many people have problems trying to install a GPU on this motherboard. After several unsuccessful attempt I tried to install the software to the gpu I'm using and it just displays an error message and shuts down since I don't have the video card in my computer. Finally that gave me another brilliant Idea to try to plug the videocard in right before I installed the software but that didn't work. Besides that I've tried plugging the hdmi into my Gpu. Yes I've tried ALL OF THE PORTS ON THE BACK OF THE CASE OF THE PC INCLUDING THE ONES THAT WERE ON THE VIDEO CARD!!!!!!! My power supply is more than enough to handle the gpu. Any suggestions at all?

My cpu fx 6300.

My motherboard is A960 M.

MY gpu Power color Radeon 787

Also I know I SHOULD HAVE GOT A BETTER MOTHERBOARD!

I've also hooked up a computer before except I had some help from a friend.

Btw I used the computer to type this and the speaker was missing a wire when the motherboard came in the box.
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  1. You need to set the PCIe slot as the default video device in the bios and then reboot.
  2. How do you do that Im retarded
  3. LOL: just go into your bios and there should be an option that looks something like: "primary display" or "onboard display" (could look different). Just select what ever your bios has, and change it from onboard to PCIe (might also say PCI).
  4. Do I need to do this with my gpu in or plug it in after I did this. If I try to use my video graphic it just goes to a black screen
  5. can you still connect to the onboard graphics with the card still in? If so, just leave the card in when you change the settings and switch the cord over to the onboard video port.
  6. Nope it stop letting me do that after a while and I don't see anything in the bios that says onboard videoport
  7. A lot of people have the same problem when trying to install a gpu on this motherboard
  8. So there is nothing at all relating to video output... strange, maybe you should try resetting CMOS. This will reset all the bios settings. The easiest way to do this is by removing the CMOS battery (round coin shaped battery on mobo) and let it sit for about 2 minuets. Leave the GPU in while you do this. Do not turn on the computer while you do this, leave it unplugged! After 2 mins. Has passed, put the CMOS battery back in, and reboot the PC with the GPU connected to the monitor. It should be fixed at this point.
  9. Tried it and I wasn't able to take it out without taking out the gpu :(
  10. Drjead said:
    Tried it and I wasn't able to take it out without taking out the gpu :(


    You can take out the GPU to get to the batter, just make sure to put it back in before you reboot.
  11. Yeah i did that ,but it still showed a a black screen :( and I plugged the hdmi into the graphics card and also tried using the vga on the motherboard and still nothing ,but when I unplugged the video grpahics card worked like it was brand new. :\
  12. My motherboard running PCI express 2.0 and the graphics card running PCI express 3.0 ,but the people on the forum said it should have no problem since it is backwards compatible
  13. Drjead said:
    Yeah i did that ,but it still showed a a black screen :( and I plugged the hdmi into the graphics card and also tried using the vga on the motherboard and still nothing ,but when I unplugged the video grpahics card worked like it was brand new. :\



    Drjead said:
    My motherboard running PCI express 2.0 and the graphics card running PCI express 3.0

    That doesn't matter, it's backwards compatible. I'm not really sure what the issue is now. I was almost certain that a quick CMOS reset would fix the problem. Here is a troubleshooting guide that might help you out, you can skip the parts that don't relate to your problem: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/findbysymptom/ht/nothingonscreen.htm
  14. At this point I'm either guessing my pci slot is broken ,my gpu is broken, or my motherboard and my video graphics card aren't compatible.
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    Drjead said:
    At this point I'm either guessing my pci slot is broken ,my gpu is broken, or my motherboard and my video graphics card aren't compatible.


    I have to agree unfortunately :( although I'm not really sure which it would be. Sorry it didn't turn out so well.
  16. My motherboard and video graphics card are both turning on and other people had the same problem with the motherboard not detecting graphic cards. :(. Do you know any good motherboard under 60$
  17. I need a micro atx motherboard
  18. This one is a little bit more than you wanted to spend (has a rebate though), but by the specs it looks like a really good board. I couldn't find any with PCIe 3.0, but you won't need it for your card. In face PCIe really only affects the top of the line GPU's like the R9 models.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131942
  19. one last question will I need to buy new operating system since I got a new motherboard
  20. Drjead said:
    My motherboard running PCI express 2.0 and the graphics card running PCI express 3.0 ,but the people on the forum said it should have no problem since it is backwards compatible



    That's fine, your GPU will just run at PCIe 2.0 speed. (This wont have any affect on performance though because the GPU you are using is not powerful enough to utilize pcie 3.0). Truthfully, many manufacturers just make them 3.0 to appeal to people when in reality they can't achieve 3.0 speeds. Its just a marketing scheme, and 3.0 speeds only apply to top of the line cards.
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