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Please Help Me With my Geforce 9400GT :(

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August 3, 2009 12:09:35 AM

Ok guys, here's the deal.

I just got my new graphics card, NVIDIA EVGA GEFORCE 9400GT 1GB DDR2 PCI-E 2.0
and it isn't working.

Exact steps I took:

I turned off my computer. Then I booted back up into safe mode and disabled my onboard video. Then, I turned off my computer and put in my 9400GT. Plugged my monitor to the 9400GT and turned my computer back on.

My monitor displays "No Signal"
I can't see anything when I turn on my computer.

Since my monitor wouldn't display with the 9400GT, I plugged it back in to the onboard and my monitor got signal.

I couldn't find the option to disable my onboard video in the BIOS, but I did set it to PCI-E

And that's as far as I've gotten... I don't know what's going on here :fou: 


My computer specs:

http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/5876/5876sp3.shtml

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August 3, 2009 12:25:52 PM

Welcome to the forums!

Sounds like you are doing the right thing.
You changed from onboard video to PCIe in the bios and saved changes.
Try clearing the bios and disabling onboard video in device manager again.
Look for instructions on Gateway's site also.

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August 3, 2009 12:26:58 PM

Also uninstall the onboard video drivers.
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August 4, 2009 1:59:31 AM

What if I uninstall the onboard video drivers and it still doesn't work? Would my onboard video not work anymore? Will I still get a display? Or would it just have all the effects, etc. turned off?
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August 4, 2009 2:29:28 AM

Not sure how power hungry the 9400 is but is 300watt adequate? Surely it would be.

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August 4, 2009 6:25:45 AM

Yes, the requirement is 300w, which is what I have.
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August 4, 2009 6:52:42 AM

Yeah, the 9400GT isn't exactly power hungry. Kind of a waste to get the 1GB version though as the extra RAM is kinda useless on that card. Anyway... Make sure that your card is properly seated in the PCI-E slot. Go into the BIOS and either set the video to PCI-E, or disable the onboard video altogether. If the onboard video is disabled then the board should look for an available card. Of course, gateway cripples its BIOS so who knows if it has a problem with that ^_^.
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August 4, 2009 7:09:10 AM

megamanx00 said:
Yeah, the 9400GT isn't exactly power hungry. Kind of a waste to get the 1GB version though as the extra RAM is kinda useless on that card. Anyway... Make sure that your card is properly seated in the PCI-E slot. Go into the BIOS and either set the video to PCI-E, or disable the onboard video altogether. If the onboard video is disabled then the board should look for an available card. Of course, gateway cripples its BIOS so who knows if it has a problem with that ^_^.



Ok, what if I can't find the option to disable my onboard video in my BIOS? :( 
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