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Would my AMD Athlon II X4 965 (3.4GHZ) CPU be able to handle a Radeon R9 270x GPU?!

For some reason my new gpu is not working...(boot up black screen). If i overclock my cpu would it work?
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  1. That's not the issue. Your processor is fine for the 260X. Do you have the aux power connected to the card? Card firmly inserted in the PCIe x16 slot? What is the make/model of your PSU?
  2. No. You have another problem
    Bottlenecking and not working are two different animals.

    Does your board have onboard graphics?
  3. clutchc said:
    That's not the issue. Your processor is fine for the 260X. Do you have the aux power connected to the card? Card firmly inserted in the PCIe x16 slot? What is the make/model of your PSU?


    I dont have any aux cable connected to the card. I'm not even sure if it should. Yes the card is correctly placed and connected to 2 PCI-e express connectors coming out from the PSU (850W). My PSU:

    Alpine 850W PC Power Supply Unit PSU - silent cooling 120mm fan, PFC, 4 x SATA

    thanks
  4. smeezekitty said:
    No. You have another problem
    Bottlenecking and not working are two different animals.

    Does your board have onboard graphics?


    Yes there is an onboard graphics. Any suggestion?
  5. Is the BIOS set to use PCI-e graphics?
    Monitor plugged into the mobo or the GPU?
  6. smeezekitty said:
    Is the BIOS set to use PCI-e graphics?
    Monitor plugged into the mobo or the GPU?


    I'm not sure if the bios is set to PCI-e graphics, but my old gpu was Radeon 5500HD so it was the same brand. How can i check this?
    Yes the monitor is plugged to the gpu. I have tried so many different options but nothing is working....
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    Viktor Szabad said:
    clutchc said:
    That's not the issue. Your processor is fine for the 260X. Do you have the aux power connected to the card? Card firmly inserted in the PCIe x16 slot? What is the make/model of your PSU?


    I dont have any aux cable connected to the card. I'm not even sure if it should. Yes the card is correctly placed and connected to 2 PCI-e express connectors coming out from the PSU (850W). My PSU:

    Alpine 850W PC Power Supply Unit PSU - silent cooling 120mm fan, PFC, 4 x SATA

    thanks


    Those PCIe power cables were the aux cable(s) I was referring to. Is your video cable firmly plugged into the gfx card? Is your monitor set to the output you used on the card; HDMI, DVI, VGA?
  8. clutchc said:
    Viktor Szabad said:
    clutchc said:
    That's not the issue. Your processor is fine for the 260X. Do you have the aux power connected to the card? Card firmly inserted in the PCIe x16 slot? What is the make/model of your PSU?


    I dont have any aux cable connected to the card. I'm not even sure if it should. Yes the card is correctly placed and connected to 2 PCI-e express connectors coming out from the PSU (850W). My PSU:

    Alpine 850W PC Power Supply Unit PSU - silent cooling 120mm fan, PFC, 4 x SATA

    thanks


    Those PCIe power cables were the aux cable(s) I was referring to. Is your video cable firmly plugged into the gfx card? Is your monitor set to the output you used on the card; HDMI, DVI, VGA?


    Everything is plugged in correctly. My monitor supports VGA so that should not be the problem.
  9. Viktor Szabad said:


    Everything is plugged in correctly. My monitor supports VGA so that should not be the problem.



    Oh, you're using an old analog VGA-only monitor? How is it connected to the card?
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