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Black screen after installing a new graphics card.

Okay so after a long day of getting windows installed and up and running I install my gpu(760gtx) and go to boot up and I get a black screen, I unplug the gpu put the hdmi back in the mb and it boots fine so I go into device manager and disable intel 4000 try again and still no luck can anyone help?
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Intel I5 3570k
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  1. did you go into the BIOS and tell it to use the PCI-e GPU and not the onboard?
  2. bgunner said:
    did you go into the BIOS and tell it to use the PCI-e GPU and not the onboard?


    I have it set to auto.
    when I try and boot with hdmi in gpu the bios doesn't respond, and when I boot without gpu In there's no option for PCI
  3. try to boot with the GPU installed and the HDMI cable in the onboard output.
  4. bgunner said:
    try to boot with the GPU installed and the HDMI cable in the onboard output.


    Still no luck, Not even a signal
  5. OK, let me make sure i understand the issue correctly, The GPU does work But only shows a black screen with a white cursor / With the GPU connected the system refuses to access the BIOS / The GPU on the CPU works fine, system will boot and operate fine?

    what motherboard do you have? Do you have a different PCI-e slot you can try the GPU in just to test? Something is not passing a POST test (Power On Self Test) and this is why it is hanging.

    My thinking is that either a Bad motherboard or a bad card at this point, just going by the info that has been given. Do you have an old GPU kicking around you can test to see if it will boot? or have a friend you can test your GPU in there machine to see if it works?
  6. bgunner said:
    OK, let me make sure i understand the issue correctly, The GPU does work But only shows a black screen with a white cursor / With the GPU connected the system refuses to access the BIOS / The GPU on the CPU works fine, system will boot and operate fine?

    what motherboard do you have? Do you have a different PCI-e slot you can try the GPU in just to test? Something is not passing a POST test (Power On Self Test) and this is why it is hanging.

    My thinking is that either a Bad motherboard or a bad card at this point, just going by the info that has been given. Do you have an old GPU kicking around you can test to see if it will boot? or have a friend you can test your GPU in there machine to see if it works?


    Motherboard is gigabyte z77n, it's good and boots fine when the gpu is not installed, windows loads and all is good.
    But once I try and boot up with the 760 plugged in nothing works.
  7. Okay so I m still having trouble
    I've even tried to download drivers but it tells me now that Installer Cannot Continue The Graphics Driver Could Not Find Compatible Graphics Hardware
  8. Best answer
    Sorry for the late response but I needed some sleep. The reason the GPU driver will not install is because the GPU needs to be in the machine and working for the driver to detect it and install. This helps prevent wrong drivers from being installed and creating major havoc.

    either the GPU is bad or the Motherboards PCI-e slot is bad. test your GPU in a different machine to fine out if it will work in that PC and try a different card in your machine to make sure the PCI-e slot is good.
  9. TL;DR version: I had a similar problem, updating the BIOS fixed it.

    Long version:

    Bought a new video card, replaced the old card with it, powered on the computer and no video signal was sent to the monitor.
    I googled the problem for several days, read many forums, etc, none of the solutions worked.
    I suspected that the card is probably dead and was about to give up when I got an idea from somewhere to try updating the BIOS.

    As I couldn't even access BIOS with the new card (nothing would appear on the monitor at all), I had to take it out and put my old card in temporarily. I went to the motherboard manufacturer's website (MSI in my case), looked up my model and followed the instructions there.

    After updating the BIOS, the new video card worked fine.

    I'm guessing the issue was that my motherboard had a PCIe 2.x slot and the card was PCIe 3.x.
    Although these PCIe versions are compatible, the old BIOS version probably did not recognize the new standard, while the update added support for it.
  10. mjomble said:
    TL;DR version: I had a similar problem, updating the BIOS fixed it.

    Long version:

    Bought a new video card, replaced the old card with it, powered on the computer and no video signal was sent to the monitor.
    I googled the problem for several days, read many forums, etc, none of the solutions worked.
    I suspected that the card is probably dead and was about to give up when I got an idea from somewhere to try updating the BIOS.

    As I couldn't even access BIOS with the new card (nothing would appear on the monitor at all), I had to take it out and put my old card in temporarily. I went to the motherboard manufacturer's website (MSI in my case), looked up my model and followed the instructions there.

    After updating the BIOS, the new video card worked fine.

    I'm guessing the issue was that my motherboard had a PCIe 2.x slot and the card was PCIe 3.x.
    Although these PCIe versions are compatible, the old BIOS version probably did not recognize the new standard, while the update added support for it.


    I'm currently dealing with a similar problem. The mother board menu with options to enter BIOS hangs for about 2 mins before it ends up in a black screen with the new GPU installed. And BIOS won't open. With out the new GPU, operating on internal graphics everything works fine and BIOS is accessible. Did you have a similar problem ???
  11. revathetaker said:
    I'm currently dealing with a similar problem. The mother board menu with options to enter BIOS hangs for about 2 mins before it ends up in a black screen with the new GPU installed. And BIOS won't open. With out the new GPU, operating on internal graphics everything works fine and BIOS is accessible. Did you have a similar problem ???


    Could be a similar problem. Although in my case I didn't have an internal graphics card and nothing at all showed up on the screen with the new GPU.

    What I'd recommend is removing the new GPU, trying to update the BIOS and then reconnecting it.
  12. revathetaker said:
    mjomble said:
    TL;DR version: I had a similar problem, updating the BIOS fixed it.

    Long version:

    Bought a new video card, replaced the old card with it, powered on the computer and no video signal was sent to the monitor.
    I googled the problem for several days, read many forums, etc, none of the solutions worked.
    I suspected that the card is probably dead and was about to give up when I got an idea from somewhere to try updating the BIOS.

    As I couldn't even access BIOS with the new card (nothing would appear on the monitor at all), I had to take it out and put my old card in temporarily. I went to the motherboard manufacturer's website (MSI in my case), looked up my model and followed the instructions there.

    After updating the BIOS, the new video card worked fine.

    I'm guessing the issue was that my motherboard had a PCIe 2.x slot and the card was PCIe 3.x.
    Although these PCIe versions are compatible, the old BIOS version probably did not recognize the new standard, while the update added support for it.


    I'm currently dealing with a similar problem. The mother board menu with options to enter BIOS hangs for about 2 mins before it ends up in a black screen with the new GPU installed. And BIOS won't open. With out the new GPU, operating on internal graphics everything works fine and BIOS is accessible. Did you have a similar problem ???


    Please start your own thread for help since this thread is coming up on 3 years old.

    Thank you.
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