Monitor wont work with GPU

So I just got a GTX 650 Ti, when I install it into the motherboard and turn the computer back on, the monitor wont display anything - whether the monitor is plugged into the GPU OR the mobo! When I take the GPU out the screen displays fine.

My computer is a Lenovo H430 i3 3.6Ghz, 6GB DDR3. My PSU is 600W 23A.

The card is snapped into the PCI-E slot, it's the only slot on the mobo. The card requires one 6 pin connector which is connected, GPU fan is running. In the BIOS I had the computer set to use PCI-E first, then onboard second.

I've got the card in the computer now, I did that by first going into the BIOS and setting it to only use onboard graphics, then plugging the card in. Device manager does not detect it. I've tried installing the card's drivers but it wont let me install without the hardware installed.

I'm running Windows 8 (shoot me).

I have no idea what to do, I've tried googling and searching this forum, please help me out.
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  1. First check if your motherboard has a SLI chip(nVidia cards are supported).
  2. 23A for a 600w is terrible! Which specific model is it?
  3. I don't know how to check if there's an SLI chip, can you send me a link?

    The PSU is a Thermaltake ATX 12V 2.3
  4. Go to the product page on the brand's website. There must be some information about that. If you see crossfire anywhere and don't see SLI along with it then it probably your board doesn't support nVidia cards. Also if you know your motherboard's name I can try to check it.
  5. It's a

    cih61mi v1.1
  6. Xttony said:
    Go to the product page on the brand's website. There must be some information about that. If you see crossfire anywhere and don't see SLI along with it then it probably your board doesn't support nVidia cards. Also if you know your motherboard's name I can try to check it.


    What no? He's running a single nVidia card and any motherboard with a PCI-E slot can run a nVidia graphics card.
  7. Maybe it's my fault for not clarifying, I didn't have a video card in this computer prior, I'm not setting up two video cards. Anyway, the plot thickens:

    I took the computer to the store where I bought it from, where they plugged another video card in, I'm not sure what it was, but it didn't need to be plugged into the PSU. It worked straight away, nothing needed to be installed or anything.
  8. Squashua said:
    Maybe it's my fault for not clarifying, I didn't have a video card in this computer prior, I'm not setting up two video cards. Anyway, the plot thickens:

    I took the computer to the store where I bought it from, where they plugged another video card in, I'm not sure what it was, but it didn't need to be plugged into the PSU. It worked straight away, nothing needed to be installed or anything.


    Try using a different cable or connection.
  9. samuelspark said:
    What no? He's running a single nVidia card and any motherboard with a PCI-E slot can run a nVidia graphics card.

    You are wrong man for an nVidia card there is an extra chip on motherboard it may not be called SLI but I'm pretty sure it is.for example my mobo doesnot support nVidia cards gigabyte ga-ex58-ds4
  10. Squashua said:
    Maybe it's my fault for not clarifying, I didn't have a video card in this computer prior, I'm not setting up two video cards. Anyway, the plot thickens:

    I took the computer to the store where I bought it from, where they plugged another video card in, I'm not sure what it was, but it didn't need to be plugged into the PSU. It worked straight away, nothing needed to be installed or anything.

    May be a problem with the 6 pin power connector.
  11. Xttony said:
    You are wrong man for an nVidia card there is an extra chip on motherboard it may not be called SLI but I'm pretty sure it is.for example my mobo doesnot support nVidia cards gigabyte ga-ex58-ds4


    That's only for SLI (two or more nVidia cards)
  12. samuelspark said:
    That's only for SLI (two or more nVidia cards)

    You Were right I connected a msi card and it worked Although the system is crashing an aweful lot of times. All these years I have been so wrong. I'm off to buy me a GTX 670? Thank you a lot.
  13. Cables are all fine.
  14. Xttony said:
    Go to the product page on the brand's website. There must be some information about that. If you see crossfire anywhere and don't see SLI along with it then it probably your board doesn't support nVidia cards. Also if you know your motherboard's name I can try to check it.


    Xttony said:
    You are wrong man for an nVidia card there is an extra chip on motherboard it may not be called SLI but I'm pretty sure it is.for example my mobo doesnot support nVidia cards gigabyte ga-ex58-ds4


    :o
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