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PCI-E graphics cards not recognized

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July 26, 2010 11:47:52 PM

Ok, so I have an odd problem. I've had my system for about two years now with an Asus M3N72-D motherboard with built in video and two Geforce 9800 GT's in SLI. Everything has worked great until this weekend.

This weekend I was troubleshooting some hard drive issues and, to make working in the case easier, I took out the two 9800 GT's and used the on board video. Now I can't get the PCI-E video cards to work. I've reset the BIOS, confirmed that the video cards have power, but they don't work. I only get a signal from the onboard video and when I open Device Manager, the PCI-E video cards aren't detected.

Does anyone have any ideas? I've never seen this happen before.
July 27, 2010 12:54:52 AM

Are you plugging your vga/dvi cord into your 9800's and not your onboard one? I know it sounds stupid but it happens. If that's not it try messing around with the bios or updating the drivers might help.
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July 27, 2010 10:46:28 PM

It's plugged in to the right port, I've reset the BIOS to factory defaults, and the cards worked before I took them out to add an additional hard drive.

I've been building computers for 15 years and I've never seen anything like this before.
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July 29, 2010 12:58:52 AM

I've only been building for 3 years and I've never had anything like that happen to me before or anyone that I know.
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