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How do you install drivers on motherboard without onboard video?

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June 7, 2014 7:09:41 AM

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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June 7, 2014 7:19:05 AM

What's your system specs?
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June 7, 2014 7:41:32 AM

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
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June 7, 2014 7:49:49 AM

I carefully followed all the steps in eduello's link. still no display
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June 7, 2014 7:55:02 AM

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.
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June 7, 2014 8:02:50 AM

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)
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June 7, 2014 8:06:29 AM

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?
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June 7, 2014 8:07:44 AM

Well I dont have any spare gpus but I could probaly borrow one. Once i do that, what should my next step be?
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a b V Motherboard
June 7, 2014 8:09:30 AM

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.
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June 7, 2014 8:11:02 AM

Not to insult you building intelligence but just to make sure, did you plug the 6-pin PCIe power cable into the 7770?
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June 7, 2014 8:14:41 AM

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

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June 7, 2014 8:22:48 AM

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.
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June 7, 2014 8:40:54 AM

Okay thanks to everyone who helped! I'll let you know if I get anything to work
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