I have a XPS Studio 8100
350W power Supply with the 6PIN PCIe connector
Windows 7 64bit
1TB Hard drive
GeForce GT 635 Video Card
The only game I'll be playing is Diablo 3, i currrently get about 50-60FPS but I want closer to 100ish
I tried to install the Nvidia GTX 750 ti yesterday but there was no display, but all the fans came on and the light was green where the 6 PIN PCIe cable was connected to the card. I took that back to FRYS.
Yeah I got it at Frys because I didnt want to wait a week, then find out it didn't work and send it back etc. Ive been through that too much over video cards Any reason why the 750 ti didnt work, or any ideas on what to try. I was wondering if its because its ddr5 video memory and the motherboard cant read that ? I'm stumped on what else to try. I am going to upgrade the PSU later when I get off work. I always have back luck with AMD cards, I seem to have no issues with Nvidia cards, well except yesterday
Personally I would try another 750 Ti, with the other PSU. If that ends up not working, then you could try a R9 270. It is slightly more expensive, but there aren't a whole lot of options for around $150 unless you want to consider older cards.
Another potential benefit of getting the 750 Ti is if you decide to get a powerful card in a year or two, something like the GTX 770/780, you could keep the 750 Ti and use it as a dedicated PhysX card. Granted, you would have to play PhysX games to take advantage of that, but it's better than having a useless card after upgrading.
I'll put in the 430w Power Supply in the XPS 8100 and try the 750 ti again, anything I should do before (update anything)? They have 2 different 750 TIs. they have an ASUS one, and a PNY one. I tried the ASUS one first, the specs are the same, different companies.
I would go for the ASUS again, just because it's a well known brand. I don't know much about PNY and I have never had one of their cards. That doesn't mean they are bad, I just can't recommend a card I know nothing about.
You should uninstall the Nvidia drivers before installing the 750 Ti just to be safe. You could do this either through add/remove programs, or use a utility like Display Driver Uninstaller to wipe the system clean.
Although very rare, I think you got a dead card. If this new one happens to do the same thing, try using it in different PCI slots to see if that has an effect. Additionally, if the card does the same thing, plug your display into the onboard graphics and boot up and install the latest drivers for it (since at this point the drivers should be uninstalled). Although, it should still boot up when the display is using the GPU though, even if there are no drivers.
Thanks for you help everyone I got it to work. I put in the 430W power supply, got a new ASUS 750ti card from Frys again. I uninstalled the Video Card drivers of my old card. Turned off the PC, plugged in the new Video Card and booted up the PC and installed the new drivers and all is good. Diablo III is running awesome i average above 120 FSP so I'm a happy camper