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Geforce GTX 560 ti not recognized.

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July 17, 2012 1:34:43 PM

So I am building a PC and finally got the final component a nice video card, I got a Nvidia Gforce GTX 560 Ti graphics card. I installed it and fired up the computer, nothing. Then I tried to install the drivers. Downloaded the right driver tried to install it and kept getting the error "Nvidia was unable to locate any hardware" or so i opened device manager sure enough it does not list the video card. I have the card fully seated and its getting power because the fan is spinning. However i did notice that there are two places on it to connect the 6 pin plugs for power, and it only came with one 6 pin cable. (it says on the box its overclocked) anyways the motherboard is a asus m5a88-v EVO, I have 16gb Ram, and a 600 watt power supply, oh and a terabyte of HDD. .
I have tried starting it in safe mode, disabling the current card (the integrated one) nothing.

Please help!

Sorry if this is a repeat I see other people are having this problem, maybe the graphics card is not compatable with the motherboard?

System
Motherboard: m5a88-v EVO
Video Card: Nvidia Gforce GTX 560 Ti
RAM: 16GB
PCU: 600 watts
HDD: 1 TB


I have tried a lot of things posted in similar threads and nothing. Maybe i need to plug a second 6 pin into the second 6 pin plug in, however i find it odd that they would only supply you with one.
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July 17, 2012 1:50:01 PM

560ti requires two 6-pin pci power connector. Plug the two connectors (while the system is off), boot up, install the driver from the nvidia website and tell us whether it's detected or not.
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July 17, 2012 1:51:18 PM

If you're power supply doesn't have enough 6 pin power connector, you can try buying a molex to 6 pin adapter
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July 17, 2012 2:23:23 PM

Did your graphics card come with an adapter inside the box? Also your PSU (if it's of modern age) should have at least one PCI-E 6 pin connector attached.

If you didn't get a Molex to PCI-E 6 pin adapter with your GPU, I would suggest buying one as EzioAs has said.
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July 17, 2012 2:33:28 PM

there should be 6 pin power coming out of your power supply, those adapters stink. its for someone who has one, and goes oh I need another...you want to make sure that your power supply has enough voltage on the rail....you want 30 amps on the +12 rail....if your current power supply doesnt meet that even though its 600, that could be your problem...
first check for the 6pins from your power supply.
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