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July 5, 2014 1:30:28 PM

I've just finished building my first computer, and when I attempt to boot it up with everything (including the graphics card) installed, there is no video output. It appears to be running; both fans are spinning as normal. When I removed the card and attempted to boot it again, it went to the BiOS as normal. Does this indicate that the graphics card is dead, or something else?

AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor

Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P(REV5.0) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard

Kingston 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory

Hitachi 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

MSI GeForce GTX 750 1GB TWIN FROZR Video Card

Rosewill RANGER-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case

Rosewill Stallion 400W ATX Power Supply

LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer

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a c 825 U Graphics card
July 5, 2014 1:38:39 PM

Where do you have the display cable plugged into? Is it connected to one of the graphics ports on the motherboard for the onboard graphics or to one of the graphics ports on the new graphics card?
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July 5, 2014 1:55:43 PM

ko888 said:
Where do you have the display cable plugged into? Is it connected to one of the graphics ports on the motherboard for the onboard graphics or to one of the graphics ports on the new graphics card?


I've tried plugging the display cable into both the video card and the motherboard, and neither work when the card is installed
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a c 825 U Graphics card
July 5, 2014 2:00:50 PM

SSDi said:
ko888 said:
Where do you have the display cable plugged into? Is it connected to one of the graphics ports on the motherboard for the onboard graphics or to one of the graphics ports on the new graphics card?


I've tried plugging the display cable into both the video card and the motherboard, and neither work when the card is installed


Can you try the graphics card in another system? If it doesn't work in another system then you've found the problem.
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July 5, 2014 2:08:32 PM

ko888 said:
SSDi said:
ko888 said:
Where do you have the display cable plugged into? Is it connected to one of the graphics ports on the motherboard for the onboard graphics or to one of the graphics ports on the new graphics card?


I've tried plugging the display cable into both the video card and the motherboard, and neither work when the card is installed


Can you try the graphics card in another system? If it doesn't work in another system then you've found the problem.


I sadly don't have a working computer to test it on right now. Are there any other ways to test the card?
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a c 825 U Graphics card
July 5, 2014 2:17:02 PM

SSDi said:
I sadly don't have a working computer to test it on right now. Are there any other ways to test the card?


Unfortunately, no.
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July 5, 2014 2:35:22 PM

ko888 said:
SSDi said:
I sadly don't have a working computer to test it on right now. Are there any other ways to test the card?


Unfortunately, no.


Okay, well, thank you for your help
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a c 825 U Graphics card
July 5, 2014 4:21:56 PM

SSDi said:
ko888 said:
SSDi said:
I sadly don't have a working computer to test it on right now. Are there any other ways to test the card?


Unfortunately, no.


Okay, well, thank you for your help


All I can say is check to make sure that the graphics card is fully seated into the PCI Express x16 slot on the motherboard during installation.
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