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Why wont my monitor work when I'm installing a new graphic..

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March 12, 2006 5:30:53 PM

card? Im trying to install my 6600GT OC but everytime I plug it in the AGP slot, my monitor doesnt display anything. Can anyone tell me whats wrong?
March 12, 2006 8:20:08 PM

I hope you are turning off your PC when you are pluging in the video card :lol: 
March 12, 2006 8:51:55 PM

At the risk of stating the very bloody obvious, is the monitor plugged into the correct hole, and nice and firmly?

Sorry to insult your intelligence, but i found using a digital to vga adaptor with my xfx 6600gt that it had to be screwed down pretty damn tight or the monitor didnt post...
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March 12, 2006 9:22:49 PM

yeah its on tight. But does it have anything to do with uninstalling the last graphic card? I THINK I uninstalled it but its pretty hard to tell from an integraded graphic card.
March 12, 2006 9:28:42 PM

Go into your bios and make sure your integrated graphics are turned off etc... then there is always the possibility you got a dead card.
March 12, 2006 9:30:25 PM

How do I go to my BIOS? Thats the problem I have always had.
March 12, 2006 9:31:38 PM

Mash delete on startup :p 
March 12, 2006 9:37:42 PM

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is it a standard vga connection or are ther multiple choices cause you have to make sure the monitor knows what to expect. also go into device manager and disable the onboard gfx just to be on the safe side.



Well, its just like any normal VGA monitor but the card comes with two ports that I have no idea what for and an S cable port. But how do I go to my BIOS to disable the card? Is it still in the divice manager?
March 12, 2006 9:48:17 PM

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ye those are dvi ports. i'm assuming you using an adapter to connect the dvi cable to you vga port on your monitor. i can only suggest you make sure the connectors are as tight as possible without doing any harm to the sockets



WHAT???!! Is that the problem? Do I have to connect it to those ports? Is there anyway I could use my old VGA ports?
March 12, 2006 9:53:55 PM

Man, this is the last time Im buying crap off ebay. Thanks alot Stranger for your help. But is there anyway I could use my old VGA port?
March 12, 2006 10:51:47 PM

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card? Im trying to install my 6600GT OC but everytime I plug it in the AGP slot, my monitor doesnt display anything. Can anyone tell me whats wrong?


If I understood your posts correctly, I'm assuming you're moving from integrated video to a AGP video card.

You're probably not seeing anything from your monitor because the integrated video has not been turned off. First, plug your monitor back into the old VGA port. Then go into your computer's BIOS. It varies depending on the motherboard, but it's usually F2, F10, F12, DEL or some other variation when you first turn the computer on and it's doing a RAM count (motherboards typically hide this RAM count now with a picture of their logo or the PC brand name. If you tell me what brand of motherboard/PC you have, I should be able to narrow down what key you should press.)

When you're in the BIOS, you need to find the setting to disable the integrated video and then save and exit the BIOS. Shut down the PC and reconnect the monitor to your new video card. Hopefully you should see the output on your monitor.

If you cannot find an option to disable the integrated video in your BIOS, you may have to flash your BIOS to a more current version. Just goto the manufacture's website and search within the support section. It should be pretty easy to find. If you need more help, please let me know.
March 12, 2006 11:47:18 PM

ok, now that I know I have to connect my monitor to the DVI unit, all I need to do is find a damn converter. I've already checked in PC World, CC, and 2 RS. Nothing.
March 13, 2006 12:24:43 AM

im gonna go out of the way and were gonna use a strange work around
first go to the bios set it to use onboard only make sure onboard is enabled
next install the card
leaveing your moniter pluged into the onboard
wait for windows to boot
insert disk and install all the drivers
next at the desktop after a restart
right click -> properities
and settings
you will notice eyther 2 or 3 displays on your desktop
right click on one of the grayed out ones and click attached
then right click on it again it will now be solid grey
and click use as primary desktop
next click apply
move your moniter cable to new vga plug
if it works good if not reply back.
March 13, 2006 1:22:38 AM

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im gonna go out of the way and were gonna use a strange work around
first go to the bios set it to use onboard only make sure onboard is enabled
next install the card
leaveing your moniter pluged into the onboard
wait for windows to boot
insert disk and install all the drivers
next at the desktop after a restart
right click -> properities
and settings
you will notice eyther 2 or 3 displays on your desktop
right click on one of the grayed out ones and click attached
then right click on it again it will now be solid grey
and click use as primary desktop
next click apply
move your moniter cable to new vga plug
if it works good if not reply back.


Uhm that won't work. His problem is that he doesn't have a Second VGA connector. They are DVI. He needs to buy an adapter like this

Please read the posts before replying guys.
March 13, 2006 1:54:18 AM

Aaa sorry i must have missed that post.
March 13, 2006 2:58:07 AM

well, I bought one online. Ironically, its from eBay. So are you guys 100% sure I have to use the DVI ports and disreguard my VGA port that came with the comp?
March 13, 2006 3:03:09 AM

Yep. You may have to tell the BIOS to boot to that card once you get a chance, but you have to have the DVI to VGA connector first. The onboard port can ONLY be used with the onboard chip.
March 13, 2006 3:31:54 AM

Yes, you have to use an adapter off of one of the DVI connectors on the new video card.
March 14, 2006 3:25:55 AM

yes
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