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Lucky Dearly

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Hey all, just today I got in a new graphics card (NVidia GEForce GTX 1060) and a new power supply with the intent to upgrade my gaming pc. After installing the power supply and graphics card I noticed that there was no power going to any of the fans and the card, after a few adjustments the power ran to the fans and the LED on the power button but the card doesn't show up. switching back to the old card does the same thing. Also my keyboard on my gaming pc doesn't light up when it usually does (also tested with a controller)

 

I'm not sure what the problem is, can't be the motherboard since there is power going to the LED and fans. Any help would be appreciated

 

Thanks in advance


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Can you please provide us power supply specs.

 

Also have you installed graphic card driver?


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no I never had the chance to install the driver for the new card. the drivers for my old card are still on there.

 

as for the new power supply it's a 650 watt corsair cx650m


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Can you please check to see if BIOS detect graphic card also you may want to install latest version of BIOS firmware upgrade.
 
Are you sure this power supply unit is capable of supplying needed watts to all of the connected components including motherboard.


This tool will help you to select a suitable power supply unit for your system


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I can already confirm that yes the psu is capable of supplying the needed watts to all the connected components including the motherboard and I can't even install any updates to the BIOS cause I can't see anything. the graphics cards (both the old and new) don't display. also my keyboard and mouse don't light up yet my external drive works when I try to power my gaming pc up.


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If the motherboard does not have integrated Video port then you have no choice but to send the power supply unit to back to where you have purchase it as it could be malfunctioning.   


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I was planning on doing that. or at least get my gaming pc checked out in case there's something else I'm missing


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Yes it's good idea to take the PC to repair shop, sorry there is no way to guest what you might be missing we can't even confirm if you have connected everything correctly.


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okay as of now my pc is currently in the shop pending a full diagnostic. they also offered to help install the graphics card and psu after the diagnostic.


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Please keep us up to date with the result, thank you!


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They just contacted me and it turns out the motherboard was the problem. we'll be replacing the motherboard with a new one.


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Thank you for the update, i hope it will all goes well for you!


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thanks and I hope so too, we got the new motherboard on the way as well as a tube of thermal paste for when we move the CPU to the new board

 

Edit: Well the new motherboard is in and installed but now we ran into a new problem, my old CPU is incompatible with the motherboard, looks like I'll be getting a new CPU chip now.


Edited by Lucky Dearly, Yesterday, 11:08 PM.

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