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Graphics Card Working But Not Detected - Cannot Play Any Games, Help?

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
June 18, 2012 3:27:49 PM

Hi, first post here.

Just gonna throw my specs out quickly:

CPU: Intel Q6600 quad core 2.4ghz
GPU: nVidia 8400 gs
RAM: 2gb
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

I've been using this computer without fault for 3ish years. It's pretty low spec, but can play the games I want at alright quality. Yesterday, I got a BSOD, and I just restarted my computer and it booted up as normal. I tried to play League of Legends, but it came up saying "Cannot load Direct3d". I tried to load Team Fortress 2 and it didn't work either. I also tried Minecraft, but it came up saying "No card with openGL found", which I know for a fact it does as I was playing Minecraft the day before.

I decided to check dxdiag, but according to the "Display" tab, there is no graphics card installed. Everything apart from "Current display mode (Which is showing the correct resolution)" says n/a. This leads me to believe that, while the graphics card is working (How else would I be able to see what I'm typing now? There's no build-in graphics card by the way), it has not detected it as being a proper card and therefore nothing with DirectX or OpenGL is working.

However when I go to the nVidia site and choose to update my drivers, I clicked "Find my graphics card for me" and it selected the right one, so it must recognise it somehow.

I have re-installed and re-updated all the drivers, and taken out the card itself and put it back in properly, to no avail.

Does anyone have any ideas how to fix this?


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October 2, 2012 12:27:07 AM

I have the exact same problem! Q6700 4gb ram 9500gs. Someone please help
December 31, 2012 9:15:21 AM

Same problem here. My computer one day gets into a BSOD circle so I restore to factory defaults just like the other 50 times I have done this, But the when I update my nVidia graphics card it doesn't detect it............................. :fou:  FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU. And the strange thing is that it seems to work but I need it to update. I have done everything I can do and I am just out of options expect to buy a new pc. Help me please D:

CPU: Intel Core i5 650 3.20GHz
GPU: nVidia geforce 520
RAM: 8gb
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
MODEL: Acer Aspire X5900