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No video signal with new graphics card

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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
October 21, 2010 8:41:25 PM

Hello,
I just changed the psu of my compaq presario sr1625nx, to 500watts-works great. I then put in a sapphire radeon hd5670 128-bit, ddr5, pci express 2.0 x16. No video signal, I don't even think the motherboard sees it. Removed card, everything works. Thoughts?
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
October 21, 2010 11:54:37 PM

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return card for replacement, it's defective.
it's been happening a lot lately from reading posts..



Thanks for your input. Is there any way to check the card first?
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
October 22, 2010 8:42:53 PM

Thanks!
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October 22, 2010 10:30:47 PM

some newb things but

1) did you make sure to plug the monitor directly into the GPU? (if so did u try both slots if it has dual output)

2) did you make sure you connected the appropriate PCI-E (prob 6 pin) adapter to your Graphics card to give it power

if both of those dont work then cards prob faulty
October 22, 2010 10:31:30 PM

also what PCI-E slot are you putting it in? it needs to be a PCI-E slot prob even 2.0 (they are usually long)
October 23, 2010 12:16:39 AM

mal u cant read please tell me where 2.0 has been discussed at all all u said was try it in another unit....

he had a compaq listed so it coulda been a million issues
October 23, 2010 1:53:07 AM

he may have multiple PCI 2.0 slots 1 can be damaged on his mobo
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