Got my new computer up and running. All is good expect it wont pick up my XFX 5870 video card... im at the windows 7 desktop, but it says it using the onboad video... the video card in my case is getting power and the fan is blowing. its in the first x16 PCI slot too.. how do I get it to use my video card?
^ Did you check in the BIOS whether the onboard is disabled(Actually it should disable it automatically when a graphic card is populated but sometimes it might not)?
What PSU do you have ? And have you connected 2 6-PIn power connector to the card?
^ I made such a big blunder...
The P55 boards dont come with onboard video...
So the display is coming from the graphics card only...
And how did you come to a conclusion that the WIN is using onboard video ?
I'll try tonight to check and see if it lists it in the device manager.. then download the lastest drivers(if it even shows up).. went to bed last night since it was so late. Going to Thanksgiving now then off to work 3pm-11pm... so I won't be able to try until later tonight.. then I'll have to fight off sleep dep while I work on it.
Is this a common problem? Kinda has me worried.. Everything was going so well too, it booted on first try, which was amazing. I installed windows. Checked out my temp for my CPU, it was 26c, and ran at the standard 2.8, and the RAM was perfect 4 gig running at stock 7-7-7-24 @ 1.6v..
I found out my video card wasnt working when I went to systemrequirements labs.. its a site that tell you if you can run a game or not. And I passed all except for failing to meet requirements with my video card... it said I had asus sysbios or w/e.. dont remember exactly.. and I noticed my montior is LOW RES and I cant get it to go to 1080p.. And like I said before, the XFX 5870 is running, the fans are blowing and its connected with 2 6-pin connectors..
But I will check out the device manager when I get home... and try to install drivers...
If anyone has any other ideas on how to fix this, please let me know!
That's because MS removed a lot of native support for drivers in Win7 to shave some space from the DVD..
BTW if anyone need a driver for a not working device NEVER use Win update.. Their X1400 drivers made me serious problems.. Always use those from the mf website or don't use the device!