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How do i know if my graphic card is static?

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December 21, 2009 12:35:01 PM

I want to know if my graphic card has static damage because it doesnt seem to work. The fan spins round. Does it have static damage or how can i tell?

Thanks Chris

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a c 147 U Graphics card
December 21, 2009 12:54:43 PM

Static damage? I don't follow? As on you rubbed your feet on shag carpet in 0% humidity and put your finger to the card and created an arch that would jump Ironman's suit?

Honestly it is hard to tell. Give us the whole story. Did it work and just stop working? Does it boot to the BIOS? What PSU do you have? etc, etc.
December 22, 2009 1:14:08 PM

Well got all the parts for my pc and started building it and then i put the graphic card in and when i turned my pc on it gave no output on my monitor, so i think its the graphics card.
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a c 147 U Graphics card
December 22, 2009 1:33:56 PM

Can you give your entire system specs? Does the PC sound like it is powering on? It would be a multitude of things.
December 22, 2009 2:03:02 PM

Well, the front panel connectors are probably the easiest thing to get wrong, so I'd check if they are in the proper places
a c 147 U Graphics card
December 22, 2009 2:55:38 PM

- does the graphics card have a power connector? is this plugged in?
- is the 4 or 8 pin CPU power plug plugged in? (I caught a few people with this already)
- Does the motherboard have onboard graphics that need to be disabled first?
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