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are these units compatiable?


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the only way i can view my bios is by removing my gpu. there were no instructions. just personal xp with this build.
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Are you saying you remove your video card and then use the onboard video to connect your monitor to and then your system boots up?
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Yes That has shown to be the only way I can get my pc to go into BIOS.
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OK that would indicate to me that your video card is either defective, no power going to it, not seated correctly or your PSU is not powering it correctly.
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I know that you are not a novice but instructions will be as though you have never seen inside a computer before so that anyone else, who is new to building, will be able to follow along.

Unplug from the mains, take anti static measurees

1. Insure you GPU in installed in PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slot (PCIE2, Black) Mobo Manual, page 13, item #39. correctly seated, some card have a little lever on the right hand side of the card that should lock the card into place.

You need to connect 2 (two) 6 pin PCI-E cables from the PSU. Do not use the 12V 8 pin.

With the monitor connected to a Mother video port, Switch on and press key to enter BIOS. ???

2. Unplug, take anti static measures.
Connect the monitor to a GPU port, Switch on, press key to enter Bois. ???
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Doesn't work. Just.tried
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What is the card make and model please.
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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150530
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Just putting some info below so please confirm your system specs with these I am posting.

  • System Requirements Minimum of a 500 Watt power supply.
  • Power Connector 2 x 6 Pin


From what I am seeing the card has to power connectors from the PSU.
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i have a 650 watt and i have a 8 pin that turns into a 6 pin
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Is there only one power connection on the video card or is there in fact two?
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Is this your GPU? http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150530
Is this your PSU? http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139020
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yes and yes. and my psu has [x2 PCI-E 6-Pin & 8-Pin Compatible connectors]
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If the system will Boot to windows regardless of which graphics is being used and you have been play games, it looks like a faulty part rather thann a totally bad one.
Is it possible for you to borrow a PCI-E card and try it in the #2 black slot.
If you can enter BIOS with it installed, it would point to a fault on the video card and probable the PSU is OK.
If you are not able to enter BIOS, it would point to a bad slot on the Mobo or a possible fault on the PSU.

Maybe leave this one for a while and try other options first. Alternative, (but would require removing more inserts from the back of the case) Try testing again with the Video card installed in the other PCI-E slot, #4 black.
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i cant borrow a pcie card. none of my friends own pcs. they all have lap tops. i will try installing gpu in slot #4 and see how that works. also i have emailed the manufacturer explaining my issue.
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