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February 3, 2013 11:20:26 PM

Hi I have a computer I was helpin upgrade for my friend.
The specs are
Mobo P8H77-M PRO
Psu cosair tx650m
And we upgraded it with a cheapo zotac GeForce gtx 650

It's still better then the asus graphics card.

Now This is not my first rodeo.
I turned it off, unplugged it.
Disconnected the gpu and plugged into the new one put everything back and now it won't show anything. No bios no sounds no nothin.
Now I am out of ideas I have been playing with this for hours.

Yes I did not uninstall the drivers yet but I have done this before an I did not have a problem.

Let me know

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a b U Graphics card
February 3, 2013 11:24:34 PM

If that Zotac requires an external 6 pin power connector, check to make sure you have that plugged in first and foremost. Sounds a little obvious, but best start with the obvious...

Also, do you have another computer that you can test the video card with ?
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February 3, 2013 11:32:27 PM

Saddly not really close by.


Yes the 6 pin is plugged in.
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a c 82 U Graphics card
February 3, 2013 11:36:50 PM

have u tried unplugging it and than reinstalling it?

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February 3, 2013 11:40:17 PM

I took apart the whole thing and started from scratch.
Worst case senario I can grab the gpu and test it out when I get home.

But I honestly have no idea why it's doing this to me

With the new or old graphics card it won't boot and the screen says no signal detected
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a c 82 U Graphics card
February 3, 2013 11:41:59 PM

hmm does everything else turn on? try removing the ram and than putting it back in

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February 3, 2013 11:48:45 PM

Same thing. Looks the same with ram or no ram.
I am even tryin it with both a hdmi cable and a dvi cable in the same monitor doing the same thing.
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February 3, 2013 11:49:58 PM

I pulled the battery, reset CMOS, and tore it apart and plugged everything back.
No dice.
Turns on normal just no signal on the display
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a c 82 U Graphics card
February 4, 2013 3:10:51 AM

weird. im stumped.

have u tried a different videocard?

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a b U Graphics card
February 4, 2013 12:33:24 PM

Stan Halen said:
I pulled the battery, reset CMOS, and tore it apart and plugged everything back.
No dice.
Turns on normal just no signal on the display


It sounds like that your video card is DOA. I assume you JUST purchased the card ? If you test it on another computer and it still doesn't work, that seals it, that the video card needs a replacement. Since you have just bought it, this shouldn't be hard, should this be the case.
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February 5, 2013 2:56:28 AM

So we got a asus gtx 670 or something along those lines and its still not doing anything. No beeps no bios screens no nothing.
I feel like at this point it's the motherboard.
What do yinz think?
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February 5, 2013 4:35:28 AM

since its not booting with new or old graphics card mobo is the problem check it with onboard graphics card dont forget to change the display to onboard in bios
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February 5, 2013 4:59:38 AM

Yeah the thing I have tried to get this working for way to long.
Tried with old and new. With no ram.
Too the whole thing apart and put it back.
At this point it has to be the mother board.
So we ordered a new one and it should be here in two days.
This thing is like less then a month old.
Did I fry it?
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a b U Graphics card
February 5, 2013 12:44:28 PM

Stan Halen said:
Yeah the thing I have tried to get this working for way to long.
Tried with old and new. With no ram.
Too the whole thing apart and put it back.
At this point it has to be the mother board.
So we ordered a new one and it should be here in two days.
This thing is like less then a month old.
Did I fry it?


You ABSOLUTELY NEED RAM to allow the board to POST/boot.

Leave in the ram, then try it with the card.

I would highly doubt that you fried it without smelling something or seeing some smoke. There is a lot of plastic on PCBs these days, if you fry an IC, a trace, etc, there is usually LOTS of visual/olfactory indications.
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a c 82 U Graphics card
February 5, 2013 10:46:25 PM

id rma the card if nothings working

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