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No signal when plugged in gpu, but works fine with on board graphics.

Title says it all.
And please, Im not a complete idiot who doesn't know where to plug in cables. As I have two monitors, none of them work when connected to gpu but both work when connected to onboard.
I have Msi 760 factory oc edition
I5-4670k
Asrock z87 pro4
600w corsair psu
8 gigs of ram
250gig ssd
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  1. Did you plug your PCIe power cables from the PSU to the GPU?
    is your CPU OC'd? the minimum power requirements for that card is 500W but doesn't account for an OC CPU.
  2. frank_hnd said:
    Did you plug your PCIe power cables from the PSU to the GPU?

    You think i'm an idiot? I've had this computer for around 3 years and you're saying i've been using it without psu cables plugged in gpu?
    frank_hnd said:

    is your CPU OC'd? the minimum power requirements for that card is 500W but doesn't account for an OC CPU.

    I have a feeling you didnt even read... I said I have 600w psu and gpu has been OC'd a little for last 2 months, but I highly doubt that has to do with anything.
  3. KikisX said:
    frank_hnd said:
    Did you plug your PCIe power cables from the PSU to the GPU?

    You think i'm an idiot? I've had this computer for around 3 years and you're saying i've been using it without psu cables plugged in gpu?
    frank_hnd said:

    is your CPU OC'd? the minimum power requirements for that card is 500W but doesn't account for an OC CPU.

    I have a feeling you didnt even read... I said I have 600w psu and gpu has been OC'd a little for last 2 months, but I highly doubt that has to do with anything.




    1. there wasn't any indication that you have been using that card for a long time, I assumed you installed it for the first time.
    2. you'd be amazed by the amount of people who forget to plug those cables....
    3. I didn't read well, somehow my brain read 500W. I'm sorry about that
    4. your card is dead, is it still under warranty?
  4. 4. your card is dead, is it still under warranty?

    No.. How can it be dead so fast? It's only been going for under 3 years... It was working perfectly yesterday..
    The gpu was manufactured in september 2013 if that changes anything.
  5. KikisX said:

    4. your card is dead, is it still under warranty?

    No.. How can it be dead so fast? It's only been going for under 3 years... It was working perfectly yesterday..
    The gpu was manufactured in september 2013 if that changes anything.



    your motherboard has another PCIe slot, correct? try it out in another slot.
  6. frank_hnd said:
    KikisX said:

    4. your card is dead, is it still under warranty?

    No.. How can it be dead so fast? It's only been going for under 3 years... It was working perfectly yesterday..
    The gpu was manufactured in september 2013 if that changes anything.



    your motherboard has another PCIe slot, correct? try it out in another slot.


    Will try!
  7. frank_hnd said:
    KikisX said:

    4. your card is dead, is it still under warranty?

    No.. How can it be dead so fast? It's only been going for under 3 years... It was working perfectly yesterday..
    The gpu was manufactured in september 2013 if that changes anything.



    your motherboard has another PCIe slot, correct? try it out in another slot.


    I plugged it in the second slot, but my pc keeps using the onboard graphics when i turn it on, even tho in bios I set pci express as primary option.
  8. Best answer
    well seems like your card has seen better days... it doesn't make any sense to stop working without changing anything and it is not your motherboard because the other PCIe slot doesn't work either... I don't see any other solutions
  9. Turns out my GPU has 3 year warranty, howewer, I thought it was only 2 so I changed the thermal paste about 5-6 months ago... I really hope that won't void my warranty since there is a sticker on one of the screws that says it's void if removed. Global mod on msi forum did say warranty is not usualy void if you're just doing that... Fingers crossed.
  10. KikisX said:
    Turns out my GPU has 3 year warranty, howewer, I thought it was only 2 so I changed the thermal paste about 5-6 months ago... I really hope that won't void my warranty since there is a sticker on one of the screws that says it's void if removed. Global mod on msi forum did say warranty is not usualy void if you're just doing that... Fingers crossed.


    well, it depends on the seller. some are trying to avoid RMA units and will do anything they can to tell you that warranty has been voided.

    some are actually quite understanding and don't even check the labels and stuff.
  11. frank_hnd said:
    KikisX said:
    Turns out my GPU has 3 year warranty, howewer, I thought it was only 2 so I changed the thermal paste about 5-6 months ago... I really hope that won't void my warranty since there is a sticker on one of the screws that says it's void if removed. Global mod on msi forum did say warranty is not usualy void if you're just doing that... Fingers crossed.


    well, it depends on the seller. some are trying to avoid RMA units and will do anything they can to tell you that warranty has been voided.

    some are actually quite understanding and don't even check the labels and stuff.


    The seller themselves did send it further to RMA, but can the guys over there who recieved my gpu still refuse to fix it/give me new one or one that works?
  12. they would let you know, but it is highly unlikely. they would have told you something before shipping for RMA
  13. Wow... They just sent me sms that warrany refused cause I broke the seal on the screw...
  14. KikisX said:
    Wow... They just sent me sms that warrany refused cause I broke the seal on the screw...


    did they tell you what the problem was?

    try fighting out that you tried reapplying thermal paste to fix the problem and didn't know that broke the warranty.
  15. They said that warranty refused cause I broke the sticker on screw basically.
    As a reply I sent them links to a few topics from official MSI forums where global moderator says it's okay to break the seal in order to change thermal paste and that it doesn't void warranty.
  16. @frank_hnd
    Okay, I just got my gpu from the online retailer back.... I for some reason waned to test if my gpu works for the last time... it does. I am however puting my pc sideways, maybe it has something to do with that?
  17. KikisX said:
    @frank_hnd
    Okay, I just got my gpu from the online retailer back.... I for some reason waned to test if my gpu works for the last time... it does. I am however puting my pc sideways, maybe it has something to do with that?


    thats strange. do you have GPU sag or have noticed your PCIe slot is cracked or something?
    you installed the GPU and left the PC sideways and are afraid of moving it back up?
  18. KikisX said:
    frank_hnd said:
    KikisX said:

    4. your card is dead, is it still under warranty?

    No.. How can it be dead so fast? It's only been going for under 3 years... It was working perfectly yesterday..
    The gpu was manufactured in september 2013 if that changes anything.



    your motherboard has another PCIe slot, correct? try it out in another slot.


    I plugged it in the second slot, but my pc keeps using the onboard graphics when i turn it on, even tho in bios I set pci express as primary option.


    don't know your specific board, but on mine i have an option to not just assign primary, but entirely disable the onboard graphics which is what i had to do. does yours have anything like that ?

    if not, borrow a card from someone, any PCIE card, even an old dinky one from somewhere, disable the onboard graphics and plug it in, see what happens, if it works, then you know your vid card bit the dust, if not then the problem is somewhere else.

    also, just cause you ran your card for 3 years and OCd it for last 2 months means nothing. there is a good chance that something got fried but not completely, maybe a wire within a PSU cable, or a power route on the mobo or where the PCIE pins are soldered down, etc. many things can happen.

    sometimes its even the cable going from your GPU to monitor, a pin will go out on it on one end or the other, though since both your monitors dont work, my vote is for the GPU

    when you power up your comp with PCIE GPU enabled do the fans come on ? does it have any LEDs on it that come on ? or is it completely dead ?

    but, like i said, slap in an old card from somewhere, then you'll know.
  19. frank_hnd said:
    KikisX said:
    @frank_hnd
    Okay, I just got my gpu from the online retailer back.... I for some reason waned to test if my gpu works for the last time... it does. I am however puting my pc sideways, maybe it has something to do with that?


    thats strange. do you have GPU sag or have noticed your PCIe slot is cracked or something?
    you installed the GPU and left the PC sideways and are afraid of moving it back up?


    It's so weird rn.
    When I had no gpu drivers running it was all fine. I installed gpu drivers and then it boots into windows but right before switching to desktop it hangs up on those little spinning circles. I go into safemode, it works again.
    Now I put my gpu into second pci-e slot and it works fine, the drivers are working and pc completly recognises the gpu.
  20. i recommend doing a clean installation of windows.. too many random issues.
  21. frank_hnd said:
    i recommend doing a clean installation of windows.. too many random issues.

    Will try. I'll update you when I'm on clean windows.
  22. KikisX said:
    frank_hnd said:
    i recommend doing a clean installation of windows.. too many random issues.

    Will try. I'll update you when I'm on clean windows.



    before doing that remember to back up all your important data and check your HDD/SSD for errors.
    physically cleaning your system also helps to keep things ticking the right way.
  23. frank_hnd said:
    KikisX said:
    frank_hnd said:
    i recommend doing a clean installation of windows.. too many random issues.

    Will try. I'll update you when I'm on clean windows.



    before doing that remember to back up all your important data and check your HDD/SSD for errors.
    physically cleaning your system also helps to keep things ticking the right way.


    I recently refreshed(reinstall with keeping my files) my windows... Actualy, now that I think... all of this started to happen after the windows refresh..
  24. KikisX said:
    frank_hnd said:
    KikisX said:
    frank_hnd said:
    i recommend doing a clean installation of windows.. too many random issues.

    Will try. I'll update you when I'm on clean windows.



    before doing that remember to back up all your important data and check your HDD/SSD for errors.
    physically cleaning your system also helps to keep things ticking the right way.


    I recently refreshed(reinstall with keeping my files) my windows... Actualy, now that I think... all of this started to happen after the windows refresh..


    do a clean installation, save everything somewhere else and completely start from scratch
  25. I am waiting for response from msi however.. If they do respond and will allow me to send them the gpu to their official centre in, most likely Lithuania cause that's closest one for me, should I still send it? Cause it seems to work now... Will see how it acts after reinstalling windows tho.
  26. frank_hnd said:
    KikisX said:
    frank_hnd said:
    KikisX said:
    frank_hnd said:
    i recommend doing a clean installation of windows.. too many random issues.

    Will try. I'll update you when I'm on clean windows.



    before doing that remember to back up all your important data and check your HDD/SSD for errors.
    physically cleaning your system also helps to keep things ticking the right way.


    I recently refreshed(reinstall with keeping my files) my windows... Actualy, now that I think... all of this started to happen after the windows refresh..


    do a clean installation, save everything somewhere else and completely start from scratch


    Just finished installing drivers n such things. So far so good... Will see how games do.
  27. KikisX said:
    frank_hnd said:
    KikisX said:
    frank_hnd said:
    KikisX said:
    frank_hnd said:
    i recommend doing a clean installation of windows.. too many random issues.

    Will try. I'll update you when I'm on clean windows.



    before doing that remember to back up all your important data and check your HDD/SSD for errors.
    physically cleaning your system also helps to keep things ticking the right way.


    I recently refreshed(reinstall with keeping my files) my windows... Actualy, now that I think... all of this started to happen after the windows refresh..


    do a clean installation, save everything somewhere else and completely start from scratch


    Just finished installing drivers n such things. So far so good... Will see how games do.


    hope everything works out! enjoy your refreshed PC.
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