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new monitor, won't work with pci-e graphics card


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I've been having problems with my new monitor that I just got - an ACER 22 inch widescreen - and it won't seem to work or recognize my GeForce 8600 GT graphics card in my pci-e slot. Instead, I have to plug the monitor into my onboard graphics card - a GeForce 6150. It's strange because my old monitor - a Dell 17 inch flatscreen - recognized and worked with my 8600 GT just fine. Now when I plug the digital cord into the 8600 and then the digital end into my monitor, nothing shows up. But if I plug my analog cord from my 6150 to my analog end of my monitor, it works. If I go to device manager the computer doesn't even seem to recognize that I have a 8600 in there - it just shows that I have my onboard 6150. I have been beyond frustrated because I can't play any of my games that I used to play because the 6150 is too slow.

I have not changed anything in the BIOS and the 8600 is plugged in correctly and is receiving power, as the fan is running on it. Can anyone help me and tell me why this seems to be happening? Thanks a lot!
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