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New Motherboard and CPU, but nothing runs right!

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January 6, 2013 4:35:18 PM

I'll start with the new specs:
OS: Windows 7 Home Ultimate
Mainboard: MSi 970A-G46
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
Memory: Crucial 8Gb DDR3 1333, just one.
GPU: Msi(nVidia) GeForce 9600GT OC with 512MB memory

I had an old Foxconn mobo before, with an AMD Athlon x2, it was just dated, and I didn't want to spend too much for the upgrades to get some playability.

Everything went in very easily, no problems, except that I had to get a SATA Dvd Drive, since the old one was IDE.

Installed the drivers included with the Mobo, then installed Nvidia's drivers for the graphics card. Rebooted. assuming everything was gravy, I tried to play Far Cry 3 (which ran without a hitch at medium/high settings with my old Mobo and CPU) and it barely gets 3 fps!
Did a benchmark on GTAIV, same thing!

I've installed every driver that I can think of, used Msi's live update, can't find anything that will work.

Help?

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January 6, 2013 6:13:57 PM

Yeah I feel like an idiot. I didn't have the PCI Express plugged into my Graphics card.
Sorry guys.
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January 6, 2013 6:20:06 PM

Lol
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January 6, 2013 8:10:10 PM

Sloan963 said:
Yeah I feel like an idiot. I didn't have the PCI Express plugged into my Graphics card.
Sorry guys.


Now that brightened my day.
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May 15, 2013 4:48:03 PM

WskOsc said:
Sloan963 said:
Yeah I feel like an idiot. I didn't have the PCI Express plugged into my Graphics card.
Sorry guys.


Now that brightened my day.


Hahaha, it should have!
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