ok, heres the situation: i bought an expensive direct x 11 graphics card about a week ago. just this afternoon i turned my windows 7 computer on. the display came on and everything seemed fine until i get to the desktop, where the start bar wasn't all transparent and cool looking like usual. then I runned a game, and it said that the 3d engine wouldn't start. i tried a video, that wouldn't start. pictures worked though & i'm not seeing any artifacts or anything. i tried a different game and different videos too, and they didn't work. my motherboard has an integrated gfx card, so I enabled that, took out the direct x one, and everything worked fine. i put the direct x one in, made sure it was in well, and turned on the computer. the light turns on on the card but still no results. device manager says its working fine. I also know that my power supply gives enough power to it
so my question is, what is happening to my graphics card, is it fried or dead or something? is there any way i can save it?
DId you install the 6-pin power plug into the video card ?? - the newer cards now require a power cable plugged into the video card from the PSU - If you do not install it the card will get enough power from the PCI-e slot to run in 2d mode but will not have enough power fro running 3d mode ! - If you did install it make sure it is connected fully.
i did install the 6 pin power plug, this graphics card was working yesterday, but I will now try reinstalling the video drivers
Edit: just reinstalled the drivers......and i feeeeel like an idiot. i really should stop posting about these computer problems 1 or 2 hours after i realize something is wrong *slaps himself in face* . in other words, reinstalling the driver fixed everything.