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8800 GTX not showing up

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May 26, 2010 11:44:20 AM

Hi all,
I've been using an 8800 for a few months now, and have noticed that after shutting down for a while, the 8800 output is kind of hit or miss.

That is to say, sometimes, like right now, I can't get it to give any output at all. Both 6-pin PSU connectors are in, and I'm running a 650W PSU. The fans are spinning (more loudly than usual). I have an onboard videocard (6150 LE) that's happily allowing me to use the "Analog" source on my monitor. Switching to "Digital" puts the monitor into power-save.

Unplugging the DVI cable from the card at least gives me a "Check cable connection" message on the monitor. Because I can start up in analog with the onboard video, looking through the device mgr and video settings shows no 8800.

I should note that this happened when I first got the card, and I found some sort of workaround and had it work for months on end... I can accept that it may be shot, but would like to explore other possibilities.

Thanks!

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May 26, 2010 3:55:31 PM

Have you tried turning the onboard VGA off and just using the 8800GTX?
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May 26, 2010 4:30:31 PM

Mousemonkey said:
Have you tried turning the onboard VGA off and just using the 8800GTX?

I'm a little afraid to as the 8800 won't even show at startup post. If I were to, would I disable it in the bios somewhere? Or just in vista? It seems the problem occurs before vista begins booting...
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May 26, 2010 4:33:12 PM

You would have to do it via BIOS.
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May 26, 2010 9:54:13 PM

Hm looks like I have no option in my bios setup to disable onboard video... Unless said option is labelled something counterintuitive. There was an option to flip gpu banks. Just toggled that to no apparent effect.
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May 26, 2010 9:57:15 PM

What happens if you uninstall the VGA drivers and then boot up with the 8800GTX in? Which VGA adapter does windows find and want to install drivers for?
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May 27, 2010 2:49:22 AM

The onboard. It doesn't see the 8800 at all. Should note too that the 8800 fan spins like it's working really hard.
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May 27, 2010 4:47:11 AM

Interesting update... I was hammering away trying to figure this out when randomly the gpu fan spun down. Then it appeared in vista. Now it's working. Strange.
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