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Is my graphics card dead?

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October 15, 2010 10:38:24 PM

This is probably a stupid question but I'll ask anyways.

I just put together my first computer, when I turned it on for the first time I got a long beep and two short ones (my motherboard says it's a monitor/graphics card problem), and the monitor says that there is no input. The fan on the graphics card also never started. It is a nvidia geforce gts 450.

I took the card out and put it back in just in case it wasn't in right, but that same thing happened.

so did I receive a card that was DOA? or is there something I can do about this?

here's my build:

Gigabyte X58A-UD3R motherboard

Gigabyte GeForce GTS 450

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S

Intel Core i7 950 $289

OCZ StealthXStream 2 600W ATX12V 24PIN Active PFC 80PLUS ATX Power Supply

G.SKILL F3-12800CL8T-6GBRM Ripjaws 6GB 3X2GB DDR3-1600 CL8-8-8-24 240PIN Triple Channel i7 Memory

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a b U Graphics card
October 15, 2010 10:44:14 PM

Did you plug the pci-e connector from your power supply into the card?
October 15, 2010 10:54:21 PM

Thanks! I overlooked that, works perfectly now.
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October 15, 2010 10:54:29 PM

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a b U Graphics card
October 15, 2010 10:56:45 PM

ahahaaha, This is mistake happens so many times. To so many people.
a c 332 U Graphics card
October 15, 2010 11:11:56 PM

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