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Graphics/Video Connection Issue

by MTalano / March 23, 2013 1:01 AM PDT

Recently I put a desktop tower together. I have a bit of experience adding hardware, downloading software, and some other basic things with a computer. This is my first time doing it from scratch.

So my problem is my monitor is noticing the graphics card but there is nothing being projected. I have taken all of the excess hardware out, and have done it piece by piece, still nothing on the monitor. I took the graphics card and put it in my 5 year old computer and it starts up without a problem. Now I've ran out of ideas.

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3
Graphics Card: GIGABYTE GV-R645D3-512I
Processor: Athlon II X4 640
Ram(DDR3-1866): G.SKILL F3-1866C10D-16GAB
Hard Drive: Seagate STBD2000101
Power Source: Raidmax RX-500AF

Side notes - I haven't done anything with the BIOS yet because the computer does not have an on-board video.

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Did you disable the mobo's integrated graphics?
by wpgwpg / March 23, 2013 1:07 AM PDT

When you install a graphics card, you usually have to disable the integrated graphics in the mobo or CPU. If you didn't do that, it's probably your problem.

Good luck.

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by MTalano / March 23, 2013 4:57 AM PDT

the new computer doesn't have an on-board video so what is the best approach to disable one? I'm thinking trying to hook the new cpu to my old comp log in that way and see if I can disable it there... dono if its realistic

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