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need help with installing graphics card (noob)

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July 19, 2014 4:29:15 AM

I recently bought an AMD R9 270 graphics card but I'm having some issues getting it to work.
I inserted the card in the slot successfully, but I can't figure out how to connect the cables. I got three cables with my graphics card: two of them seem to be power cables to be connected with the PSU, but I don't know how to do that. The third one is a cable for CrossFire, but I don't know how to connect it either.
Can you help please?

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July 19, 2014 4:36:05 AM

Crossfire is only if you have 2 cards, just plug in the 6 pin power connector to the 6 pin slot at the top, the connector should come from your psu.
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July 19, 2014 4:41:25 AM

you can always browse on youtube for a video how to install it
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July 19, 2014 4:43:04 AM

LookItsRain said:
Crossfire is only if you have 2 cards, just plug in the 6 pin power connector to the 6 pin slot at the top, the connector should come from your psu.

there's no 6 pin slot. At last, I can't see it. The only thing that comes out from my PSU is a bunch of cables that branch out to all the components of the PC. There's no free cable.

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July 19, 2014 4:50:42 AM

If you dont have a 6 pin power connector you cant run the card, double check that you have one, all 270s have a 6 pin connector.
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July 19, 2014 4:52:39 AM

can you post some pictures? did you also check the back of your pc take of the other side panel and look behind your motherboard if there are some cables ther?
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July 19, 2014 5:08:48 AM

Rick Kraster said:
can you post some pictures? did you also check the back of your pc take of the other side panel and look behind your motherboard if there are some cables ther?


Thanks! I found them there. Now I managed to get the card working (at last the fans are working) but I get now display... Why does this happen?
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July 19, 2014 5:13:37 AM

i apologize for asking this:
do you have the cable from your videocard to your monitor, does your monitor has any power?


if that isn't the case are there any free connector holes on graphics card? if so you need to put another 6(8)pin in there
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July 19, 2014 5:16:57 AM

both connector holes are connected.
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July 19, 2014 5:22:09 AM

hmm strange, could you take the card out put it back in(make sure it is good) take the connectors out to and put them back in.

if that doesn't work try another slot for your graphics card if you have one on your motherboard
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July 19, 2014 5:34:12 AM

Rick Kraster said:
hmm strange, could you take the card out put it back in(make sure it is good) take the connectors out to and put them back in.

if that doesn't work try another slot for your graphics card if you have one on your motherboard


I tried this, and now I have display (YAY!) but I'm not sure if it's from the integrated graphics or from the R9. The R9 seems to be working, I mean it's fans are spinning.
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July 19, 2014 5:58:16 AM

if you have the cabel from your monitor in your graphics card its your graphics card if you have the cable in the motherboard its intregrated
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July 19, 2014 6:04:43 AM

well, my monitor is only working via VGA, and the graphics card has no VGA hole. I inserted it into the motherboard.
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July 19, 2014 6:11:42 AM

then you are not making use of your graphics card i advise you to buy a "dvi to vga" adapter so you can use your vga cable
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July 19, 2014 6:13:56 AM

Thanks!
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July 19, 2014 10:56:43 AM

Then I think I won't bother enabling dual graphics...
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