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Windows 7 won't recognize my graphics card.

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June 19, 2012 4:04:02 PM

Hi,

I built a brand-new computer the other day and I'm having trouble getting windows 7 to recognize the graphics card (a GTX 560). When I try to install drivers for it, windows wants me to install a graphics card. So how do I get it to read it?

Here are my specs:

Intel Core i5 2500k CPU @ 3.30 GHz
8 GB of RAM
ASUS GTX 560
Thermaltake TR2 600W
GIGABYTE GA-Z77-DS3H Motherboard
Seagate 500GB HDD

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


a c 1362 U Graphics card
a b $ Windows 7
June 19, 2012 4:39:06 PM

So the question is did you hook your monitor to the GTX560 or the motherboard? Has to be to the card to make it active.
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June 19, 2012 5:48:45 PM

Right now its hooked into the motherboard, otherwise I get a black screen... I know that you first need to disable the onboard graphics in device manager, and then hook the monitor to the card for it to work.

However, when I look for my card in device manager under display adapters, I only see the onboard graphics option. Nothing for the card.
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a c 1362 U Graphics card
a b $ Windows 7
June 19, 2012 5:52:10 PM

Did you hook up power to the card from the PSU?
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a b $ Windows 7
June 19, 2012 5:57:59 PM

is the gpu seated correctly and 2 6-pin connectors connected to it.
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June 19, 2012 6:06:33 PM

I only have 1 6-pin connector connected, otherwise I have a black screen when I boot up the computer.
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a c 106 U Graphics card
a b $ Windows 7
June 19, 2012 6:16:03 PM

if you cant plug in the 2nd probably required pin, than its either the gpu, or the psu that is messed up. You shouldnt boot a computer with only partial amount of electricity being fueled to it.
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