How do you install drivers on motherboard without onboard video?

So I recently bought parts for a computer and put it together this morning. Everything turned on, lights fan, everything. However, there was never display to the monitor. I tried two different monitors both trying an hdmi cable and then vga. I read somewhere that you have to use your motherboard's on board graphics to then install the drivers for the graphics card. (I read that this is for all setups) But, my motherboard does not have on board graphics. So, how do I install the drivers for my graphics card without motherboard graphics. Or is that not even my problem? Please help.

Also this is my first build so I'm new and not the most experienced so I appologize for my lack of knowledge
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  1. What's your system specs?
  2. That's not your problem, you should be able to get a signal from your GPU even without any drivers. Try these steps: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/261145-31-perform-steps-posting-post-boot-video-problems

    On a side note, what are the specs of your newly built PC?
  3. I feel stupid for forgetting rhis but here are my specs.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/cgtrix44/saved/xr3RsY
  4. Carefully follow the steps in eduello's link.

    The motherboard and gpu does not require driver installation to fucntion at minimal load.

    Minimal load = reach the bios
  5. I carefully followed all the steps in eduello's link. still no display
  6. cgtrix44 said:
    I carefully followed all the steps in eduello's link.


    Try it with only the SSD and DVD-drive plugged in with the Win8 disc in the drive.
  7. Okay, i tried only using ssd and windows 8. Nothing happened on the monitor. (Sorry if I sound very pessimistic/whiny everytime I say nothing happened)
  8. Well if nothing helps, you're going to have to start swapping parts. Do you have a spare GPU to try? Could you borrow one from somebody?
  9. Well I dont have any spare gpus but I could probaly borrow one. Once i do that, what should my next step be?
  10. Can you give us details on your build.

    What are the components you bought?
    Are you re using old components along with new ones?

    Specs?

    *oh sorry didn't notice your reply about specs.
  11. Not to insult you building intelligence but just to make sure, did you plug the 6-pin PCIe power cable into the 7770?
  12. cball1311 said:
    Not to insult you building intelligence but just to make sure, did you plug the 6-pin PCIe power cable into the 7770?


    Yes I did. And no I dont feel insulted like i said, Im very new to this so I wouldnt be surprised if i forgot something like that
  13. Ok. Like Eduello said, if you can barrow a GPU, install it and see what happens. If you get display, you know that your GPU is bad. If you don't get a display, move on to the next part. Could be RAM, could be motherboard. You don't really know unless you use known good components for each one. It can be time consuming and sometimes frustrating but once you find the defective part, you feel good to know that you resolved it.
  14. Okay thanks to everyone who helped! I'll let you know if I get anything to work
  15. What ended up being the problem? I am having the same exact problem now , Same exact motherboard as you and also a Radeon Graphics card... Thanks
  16. Barupa said:
    What ended up being the problem? I am having the same exact problem now , Same exact motherboard as you and also a Radeon Graphics card... Thanks

    Unless the manufacturer screwed a whole load of motherboards up..
    More than likely his 24 pin wasn't all the way in or he forgot the power for the cpu. He's a new builder, those are the most common things to forget.

    Though he could have a short circuit... That's a common issue I've run into as a symptom of shorting.

    If you don't have any visuals, take everything out except your cpu, power, and ram... Start it up then listen for beep codes. If you don't hear anything.... Either plug your darn speaker in or start looking for a short. If you hear a code for a part you've already tested and found to be solid in another rig (and you should test every part (including the power source) in another rig if you can.. Make friends!), check your mobo. First look for popped capacitors and shorts (maybe you didn't put the gold posts into your case to keep it elevated off sources of metal, maybe you used the wrong screws, maybe they're not tightened down properly... Look up a guide of common shorts). also look for defects on the board.

    These are steps for people who refuse to breadbox, fyi.
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