I bought a GeForce Nvidia 7600gs PCI - Express Video card for my dell 4700 b/c I'm tired of the crappy intregrated video that comes with this dell. Before I installed the actual card I installed the drivers from the CD that came with it.
I also made sure my BIOS video setting was set at "AUTO" rather than "INTREGRATED."
I then installed my actual video card into the PCI Express slot. I then plugged my 17 in LCD monitor into the card itself and turned on the computer.
The computer turns on and loads up BUT I'M NOT GETTING A SIGNAL TO MY MONITOR. It's just a blank screen. I can hear the card working too b/c the fan is on.
Why isn't my card sending a signal to my monitor to turn on?
Things I've done:
- Plugged the monitor into the integrated while card was installed - it told me to new video card detect and please shut down and plug monitor into card.
- I did so and computer loads up shut monitor doesnt get a signal so I cant see anything
- Disabled integrated drivers but still nothing
What is my cards problem. It turns on(I can hear the fan) but it doesnt send a signal to my monitor.
Maybe my power supply is strong enough? Do I have a bad card? Am I not doing something?