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[SOLVED]No display when default grpahics is PCI-E, new graphics card.

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January 13, 2013 5:25:40 PM

Hello, I am trying to use my new Radeon HD 6850, but I am not getting any display when I set the default Graphics to PCI-Express. I am sure that I am plugging my monitor into the graphics card, although I had to get a DVI-VGA adapter because my monitor is VGA, but the graphics card is DVI. The desktop curently has a Leonite2 (P5LP-LE) motherboard, with 2 GB of RAM, and an Intel Core 2 Duo proccessor at 2.00 GHz. What is the problem? I will check my PSU right now.
a c 106 U Graphics card
January 13, 2013 5:28:13 PM

is the power source connected to the gpu through 6 pin pci-e connector?
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January 13, 2013 5:31:39 PM

dudewitbow said:
is the power source connected to the gpu through 6 pin pci-e connector?

Yes, it is. I saw on another thread that there was a power slot near the CPU that gives more power to the PCI-E. Is this so on the P5LP-LE?
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a c 106 U Graphics card
January 13, 2013 5:32:44 PM

the power slkot near the cpu on the upper left is for the cpu. that needs to be plugged in for the computer to boot.

edit: oem mobo, im trying to figure out whatrs what on the mobo
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January 13, 2013 5:34:11 PM

dudewitbow said:
the power slkot near the cpu on the upper left is for the cpu. that needs to be plugged in for the computer to boot.

Well it does boot, so what is the problem?
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a c 106 U Graphics card
January 13, 2013 5:34:55 PM

PeregrineX said:
Well it does boot, so what is the problem?




is t he power supply not plug into that port, if not, plug the 4 pin cpu connector to that port


alternativelty, plug the display back into motherboard, and go into bios to switch the primary graphics to Pci-e instead of onboard, shut donw computer then reseat gpu.
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January 13, 2013 5:36:19 PM

dudewitbow said:
is t he power supply not plug into that port, if not, plug the 4 pin cpu connector to that port

That might be the problem. I see the 4-pin connector, but I don't see the slot. Can you shed some light on where it is?
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a c 106 U Graphics card
January 13, 2013 5:37:03 PM

PeregrineX said:
That might be the problem. I see the 4-pin connector, but I don't see the slot. Can you shed some light on where it is?



according to what i saw, its like bottom left of the cpu area
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January 13, 2013 5:39:50 PM

PeregrineX said:
That might be the problem. I see the 4-pin connector, but I don't see the slot. Can you shed some light on where it is?


Cpu connector 4 or 8 pin
look on your motherboard where the processor at should see it
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January 13, 2013 5:41:10 PM

dudewitbow said:
according to what i saw, its like bottom left of the cpu area

There isn't any slot to the bottom left of the CPU. I think it might already be occupied.
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January 13, 2013 5:43:53 PM

Wait, I see it on the picture. The motherboard was flipped for some reason, so on the picture, I was looking on the opposite side. Let me check now.
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a c 200 U Graphics card
January 13, 2013 5:44:01 PM

video card wont come on if your still using the stock hp power supply. there 200-300w units and wont have the amp rating for a large card. your going ot have to look at the lower end 7000 cards and 600 cards for one to work with stock ps or you have to replace it.
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January 13, 2013 5:45:24 PM

The 4-pin slot is already plugged in. What is the problem?
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January 13, 2013 5:46:27 PM

smorizio said:
video card wont come on if your still using the stock hp power supply. there 200-300w units and wont have the amp rating for a large card. your going ot have to look at the lower end 7000 cards and 600 cards for one to work with stock ps or you have to replace it.

We did buy a new power supply, because the stock one blew out during a power outage. Let me check the Voltage.
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January 13, 2013 5:52:13 PM

The model of the PSU is Thermaltake TR-500 500w PSU. Is that enough wattage?
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a c 200 U Graphics card
January 13, 2013 6:00:35 PM

pen found online that there a bios limit of video cards. the video cards cant have more then 512m of ram.
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January 13, 2013 6:03:28 PM

SOLVED! Had to switch the adapter to the other DVI port. Thanks for all your help! :) 
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