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GTX 460 768mb problem

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 4, 2011 7:43:15 PM

I just got a new i5 2500 CPU, a H61 Mh motherboard and a GTX 460 768mb.
Now I've installed the motherboard and the CPU just fine, but I cant get the gtx 460 to work. I tried just putting the monitor adapter into the video card, then restarting, but that didn't work.

Next I saw some guides on the issue, and saw that sometimes you need to uninstall your current integrated card and its drivers (Intel HD Graphics Family in my case), which I did. Then I saw you need to alter some options in BIOS to make the PC boot from the slot in which the GTX 460 is located (PCI/IGD in my case). I did all those things, but when I turn it on with the monitor adapter in the video card, the screen stays black.

Only when I put the monitor adapter back on the motherboard, the screen appears, by which time it has already installed my HD Graphics Family again, which is weird because I specifically told it to boot from the PCI slot the gtx is located in.

By now I'm starting to believe the card is faulty or something. I cant install its drivers, because the PC never recognises it.

Also, the fans (it's dual-fan) are spinning all the time, so it's not "dead" dead, I just have no idea what might be the problem anymore.

Any help would be appreciated.

P.S. A guy told me I might need to put in my WIndows 7 DVD and go to the repair option if I want a new video card. I dont know what to make of that yet.

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October 4, 2011 7:56:45 PM

Have you tried another Graphics card if you have one available? Maybe borrow a fiends of something. My friend had this problem and the card was dead but not "dead" dead. The motherboard should auto switch to the video card, like my H61 did assuming they work the same. I don't think you need to do the Windows 7 DVD thing, i would double check to make sure the PCI power connectors are in firmly but I'm sure you did that.
October 4, 2011 8:01:26 PM

Try checking if theres an option to boot off 'PCIe' as primary display. Pci is basically the lower end bus that no one uses for video cards anymore. However normally if your card is inserted in a pcie slot the onboard gpu would switch to the video card automatically.
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October 4, 2011 8:06:10 PM

i would highly suspect a faulty card if power connectors and PCIe slot marked as primary port,,, have you tried the other DVI port or the mini HDMI connection?? although I would say it still wouldn't work if windows won't recognize the card.

the fans may turn on even if card is faulty,, they just won't be regulated by the circuitry
October 4, 2011 9:11:00 PM

Yes, the power connectors are in firmly, and I guess I could try the mini-HDMI but I doubt it would change things.
October 4, 2011 9:53:23 PM

Messi999 said:
Yes, the power connectors are in firmly, and I guess I could try the mini-HDMI but I doubt it would change things.

The card just might be dead, saw same things with my friend and it was the card. But I would buy or use some other Graphics card to test to make sure it the card and not the board.