testing a motherboard and building new computer
Posted 08 April 2013 - 06:19 PM
Posted 08 April 2013 - 06:24 PM
Posted 08 April 2013 - 07:02 PM
don't see it on the computer....seems like the built-in graphics is being recognized...maybe i don't have it pushed in all the way....
Posted 08 April 2013 - 07:20 PM
Was just about to get you to check the cables, Well spotted.
GPU, yes, possible no seated correctly. Reseat and make sure the locking tab is engaged. (towards the right hand side of the slot/card)
Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:32 PM
How the BIOS sees the GPU, depends on who's and what ver.
Some you have to enter and set which card to use. some auto detect which card you have the monitor connected on, then disables the other, some of the latest software allows the GPUs to be used together, (dependent on hardware)
Posted 09 April 2013 - 06:16 AM
the top of the cable connector...that is the connector that goes to the optics drive...if i switch the ends of that cable (one of the connectors is L shaped) i might be able to get some more room...now when i push down on the gpu the whole motherboard moves....
the computer i am using now does have a small gpu...i could switch that to test the slot if i can't get the connection going...
not sure i can go the other way...i think the power is only 300w or so in my current computer and not sure of the number of connections...if i have the connection but low power can i do a test on the new GPU?
Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:25 PM
Posted 09 April 2013 - 05:22 PM
Posted 09 April 2013 - 07:59 PM
thanks for the info....will go thru it tomorrow...i tried a few different ways to seat the new gpu with both/one the two problem sata slots filled....but i had to leave the two of the sata slots empty in order to get the gpu to sit right....
maybe it is time now to think about a new cpu/motherboard?
Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:13 PM
As it looks as though the present set up is not going to be of much use to you, new parts to go into that case would be best but as I mentioned earlier, you will need to have all the parts at hand. You could keep your eyes open for specials and buy as you have the $$$.
First let me know if you are within a reasonable distance of one of these stores for pick up on CPU deals/bundles.
Posted 10 April 2013 - 03:21 AM
Posted 10 April 2013 - 06:03 AM
btw...the 'new' computer isn't as useful as the one i am using yet (but it is at a point i can try it out)....but the process is exactly what i wanted...not just to build the machine, but learning what can happen/what to do as the machine gets built...i don't think i have ever done anything that doesn't need some kind of rework after the first time...lot's of times it's the little things...the monitor i am using with the 'new' machine has a serial connector...( so does my other machine, but i have a dvi adapter)...so now i need a dvi/serial adapter (if i have my language right)
Posted 10 April 2013 - 07:54 AM
I would confirm and pick up the CPU as prices do change, and, funds permitting, you can pick up the below at Macro, cost the same as on CPP.
MB. > http://www.microcent...tel_Motherboard $134
OS. > http://www.microcent...64-bit_OEM_(PC) $139 Lower versions limit RAM to 16GB and under.
Posted 10 April 2013 - 08:57 AM
Posted 10 April 2013 - 05:19 PM
So I get it right, please give the brand and model of the Monitor you are using with the new machine.
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