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This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware windows 8.1

  • Windows 8
  • Graphics
  • Hardware
  • Graphics Cards
  • Asus
  • Compatibility
  • New Build
Last response: in Graphics & Displays
February 25, 2014 4:42:04 PM

I made a new build and tried to install my new ASUS GTX 770, but when I tried to install the drivers from NVIDIA, it says that "this graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware". I also could not find the video card under Device Manager, only the onboard graphics card was recognized. I tried troubleshooting using answers from different forums to no avail. Here are the specs (everything is new):

    GPU: ASUS GTX 770 2GB
    Mobo: ASROCK z87 Extreme3
    CPU: i5-4670k
    PSU: Corsair CX750M
    OS: Windows 8.1
    Ram: G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133
    No optical drive

Here are some of the troubleshooting I went through:

    Downloaded drivers from NVIDIA (that's where the "could not find..." message came from)
    Ensured gpu was connected firmly in the mobo
    Both 6+2 and 6 pins from the power supply are connected firmly into the gpu (the fans and the lights work on the graphics card so I know that it is powered)
    Connected the monitor to the gpu instead of the motherboard graphics card (Using DVI-I port)
    Disabled/Uninstalled onboard graphics card in Device Manager
    Entered BIOS to boot from PCI-e

All of these troubleshooting did not help in the computer recognizing the new graphics card.

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a b * Windows 8
a b U Graphics card
a c 113 Ĉ ASUS
February 25, 2014 7:23:09 PM

have you tried connecting with DVI-D port(turn off your pc then reconnect and restart)? That's what Asus says with manual of your gpu. Make sure you are using PCI-E 3.0 X 16 slot on your motherboard.
February 25, 2014 9:48:48 PM

Yes, I did try connecting the DVI-D and the screen continues to be blank. The computer still does not recognize the new graphics card.

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a b * Windows 8
a b U Graphics card
a c 113 Ĉ ASUS
February 25, 2014 11:05:21 PM

try clearing CMOS.
Unplug psu cable from psu, and take out the battery from motherboard for at least 5 min. Now plug the battery in and boot your pc.
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