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9800 GT troubles. Please Help

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April 1, 2010 8:25:25 AM

Hi

I had a XFX 8800 GT which stopped working. It was under warranty and it was replaced by XFX 9800 GT

But when i connect the card to my board, there is no display.
I can hear Windows booting up. Just that there is no display

I thought the card was faulty and took it back to the retailer and he tested it and found that it was working(i saw it too).

My specs are

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.4 GHz
Intel DG33FB motherboard
2 GB DDR2 Ram
XFX 9800 GT 512 MB
Corsair VX 550 power supply

The only thing i can think of is that the Motherboard is not compatible with 9800 GT.

But it was able to run 8800 GT and also i am running another card on it(6200 TurboCache)

Can anyone please help???

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a b U Graphics card
April 1, 2010 8:43:48 AM

Did you plug in the single 6-pin PCI-e connection into the graphics card?
Have you tried taking the GeForce 6200 card out, and tried using the GeForce 9800GT only?

Only two things I could think of.

I doubt the incompatibility issue, some 9800GT cards are just 8800GT 512MB G92 rebranded, and with a different BIOS.
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a b U Graphics card
April 1, 2010 10:11:32 AM

Did you downloaded and installed the nVidia GeForce 9 series drivers before you connected the 9800GT?
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April 1, 2010 11:56:51 AM

Check your BIOS maybe it is configured to use the integrated graphics.
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a c 173 U Graphics card
April 1, 2010 12:37:41 PM

Disable integrated graphics from with in the bios (chipset options).
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April 1, 2010 1:08:10 PM

Lmeow said:
Did you plug in the single 6-pin PCI-e connection into the graphics card?
Have you tried taking the GeForce 6200 card out, and tried using the GeForce 9800GT only?

Only two things I could think of.

I doubt the incompatibility issue, some 9800GT cards are just 8800GT 512MB G92 rebranded, and with a different BIOS.



Yes plugged the connector in and even the fans on the card are running. Really dont know what is wrong
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April 1, 2010 1:13:49 PM

FunSurfer said:
Did you downloaded and installed the nVidia GeForce 9 series drivers before you connected the 9800GT?



I cant do that without a card right???

But even without drivers, atleast it must show BIOS right???


Also i have set it to use the graphics card. Really dont know what is wrong

Is there anybody here using 9800 GT and Intel DG33FB??
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April 1, 2010 3:29:10 PM

I had an issue like this when i was installing an Ancient Radeon card... I had to plug my monitor into the MoBo Vga port, install all of the ATI drivers (While the card is installed mind you), disable the integrated drivers and reboot. (with the monitor plugged into the graphics card this time).
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a c 173 U Graphics card
April 1, 2010 11:38:48 PM

Trueno07 said:
I had an issue like this when i was installing an Ancient Radeon card... I had to plug my monitor into the MoBo Vga port, install all of the ATI drivers (While the card is installed mind you), disable the integrated drivers and reboot. (with the monitor plugged into the graphics card this time).



You are spot on and is a fairly simple to do.
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a b U Graphics card
April 1, 2010 11:47:36 PM

Memory is another possibility if that doesn't work. Cards these days should have no problem running without drivers, but maybe that has something to do with the mobo.
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a c 173 U Graphics card
April 2, 2010 12:15:22 AM

Raidur said:
Memory is another possibility if that doesn't work. Cards these days should have no problem running without drivers, but maybe that has something to do with the mobo.



That is possible, a pc shop lost out on a 8600gt to me for 0nly $16 after ship thinking it was dead. I popped it in and worked on the first try.
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April 2, 2010 9:09:17 AM

Okay some new updates from me
With the card still in slot i was able to get display from the onboard VGA.
I could boot into windows and all but the graphics card was not detected

Tried every possible setting in BIOS

But the card works well on an ASUS board with a dual core processor

What should i do to know if it is an error with memory??
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a b U Graphics card
April 2, 2010 9:14:36 AM

So, you can't see the card in the Device Manager? Did you do what Lmeow said?
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April 2, 2010 11:39:06 AM

I cant see the card in Device manager. I did what he said. Dont know what is happening.
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a c 173 U Graphics card
April 2, 2010 4:57:43 PM

Do you have a older card or your friend have an spare card to test in the slot? I now believe it is the board as well. Dead slot perhaps.
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April 2, 2010 5:08:06 PM

nforce4max said:
Do you have a older card or your friend have an spare card to test in the slot? I now believe it is the board as well. Dead slot perhaps.



Hi actually i am writing this post on the same board with a nVIDIA GeForce 6200 on it. So i am sure the slot is not dead

Hey does it have anything to do with PCI simple communication driver or Intel Management Engine???
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