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Possible videocard Problem


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hi. i am building my friend a PC, and he has a GA-M57SLI-S4 Motherboard, a Geforce 8600GT graphics card, 2 gigs of Gskill DDR2 RAM, a 500w turbolink power supply, and a Cooler Master case. we put the PC together, and it turned on, but the monitor didnt recognize it. so we didnt even see the BIOS or anything, just black. we thought the graphics card was bad, but the fan was spinning on it.
What should we do?
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Make sure the ram is seated tightly. And also make sure that the monitor is plugged into the back of the computer.
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ya, we already made sure of that, and the monitor still wont recognize the video card.
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Okay, I'm thinking maybe you have an insufficient power supply (meaning not powerful enough to run your graphics card) You probably should have got a 650W power supply. (Correct me if I'm wrong someone?)
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If you want to talk to me you can come to Geeks To Go live chat and i'll help you :)
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no, because on the box it says that the graphics card needs 350w, and even on the site, and the card turns on, so i dont think that that is a problem.
What is going on, and how can we get his monitor to recognize the videocard?
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Please join me in the live chat so we can try a few things. :)
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Bench test it with minimal components, meaning no drives,cards and only 1 stick ram make sure the extra 4 pin 12V connector is connected.

If still no go try another psu, just because it powers fans don't mean its working properly
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This was resolved in live chat, one of the sticks of ram was faulty.

Edited by AgentMES, 03 February 2008 - 03:16 PM.

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