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Radeon HD 6870 card isn't recognised by PC

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February 11, 2012 5:52:36 PM

Hiya all. I've seen that other people seem to have had similar problems to me, but their fixes haven't worked :S
I have an XFX radeon 6780 2GB card, and my computer doesn't seem to recognise it. I've plugged in both of the 6pin power connectors, and have put it in a PCI express 3.0 slot on my ASrock Extreme3 Gen3 motherboard. When I turn off my intel graphics, and try and run the card, the PC runs on neither the integrated graphics or the video card.
When I run the PC with the intel graphics turned on, the monitor simply shows "No signal input", and I can hear the whole PC starting up (post beeps, and windows start up noises) but no image appears.
My monitor is a VGA type, but I'm using a VGA to DVI adapter to plug it into my graphics card.
I'm kinda at my wits end, as I have no idea what to do and this card was expensive :S
The fans of the card run, when the power is turned on, so I'm not sure what the problem is. Any advice would be great!
Thanks
February 11, 2012 5:53:30 PM

Also, I'm using a 700W 80plus certified PSU, so I'm sure that's not the problem.
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February 11, 2012 6:06:46 PM

The problem is likely that the DVI out put on your GPU is Digital. Using a DVI to VGA adapter on a Digital DVI will not work.

Yes it changes which cable you can use, but it does NOT convert it from a digital to an analog signal.

I'll look up your card and edit this if need be, but I had this issue with the second DVI output on my 6790.

PS: Everything you're explaining is what I experienced till i went and read up more on DVI (single link = analogue dual link = digital)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface
http://www.pcmag.com/encyclopedia_term/0,2542,t=DVI&i=4...
February 11, 2012 6:40:00 PM

Thanks :) 
Sorry to sound so stupid, but it's working now :o  don't think I pushed it quite far enough into the slot...
Thanks again :D 
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