PCI Express Video Card not viewing...help!
Posted 18 May 2005 - 08:15 AM
Posted 18 May 2005 - 03:42 PM
Connect it then turn on your computer, if nothing happens, its the card or the moniter
future reference: dont buy generic
Posted 18 May 2005 - 11:12 PM
Posted 18 May 2005 - 11:26 PM
your board should by default be set to a single video card setting, so it should at least give you standard VGA. you should at least be able to get into BIOS!
more info on your video card, plz.
edit- your monitor wont be causing a problem like this, not for initial power up display, etc.
Edited by audioboy, 18 May 2005 - 11:27 PM.
Posted 19 May 2005 - 11:36 AM
That's the link to where I bought it from...thanks
Posted 19 May 2005 - 03:36 PM
are you planning on going for the dual video card thing at some point? that board supports the nvidia linked card thing (SLI), but that card doesnt. your close...that card is a 6600, but the minimum card that supports SLI is a 6600GT.
if your planning on that, your best bet would be to upgrade this card now (assuming you just bought it, so exchange is easy). then you only would need to buy 1 card later, instead of 2.
if not, nevermind!
Posted 19 May 2005 - 07:00 PM
btw...is the screen just completely blank or does it show something? try getting a regular pci card from a friend or buy one fo like 20$ and see if that works. if it does...see my last post.
Posted 19 May 2005 - 11:29 PM
Posted 19 May 2005 - 11:42 PM
just to make sure, you have the card in the PCIEx16 slot right? it would be the first one, below the processor, but above the regular PCI slots.
nixx, what I know about nvidia SLI, I got from mobo manuals and the nvidia website.
Posted 20 May 2005 - 06:02 PM
Posted 20 May 2005 - 11:30 PM
Posted 21 May 2005 - 12:50 AM
I dont know a ton about first power up on a PCIExpress board, so Im gonna ask someone more about it.
Posted 21 May 2005 - 02:49 AM
Posted 21 May 2005 - 10:39 AM
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