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Windows 7: Graphics card not showing in device manager


03 Aug 2013   #1

windows 7 64bit Enterprise
 
 
Graphics card not showing in device manager

Hi there, I have recently bought the nvidia geforce GT630 graphics card which is a pci slot card, I have put the card in to the slot and screwed it in place. there are no cables to attach to the motherboard and it's not powering up or installing from the dvd I got with it. When i plug the monitor cable into the card at the back and then boot up I get analogue monitor on power save click power on keyboard or move mouse...yet nothing happens and the monitor goes to sleep. My monitor is a dell as is my keyboard model Sk-8135 the keyboard has no power switch or power button and the monitor light goes orange leaving the screen black.

Please help me....

Citylady


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03 Aug 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Hi,

When you switch the PC on, is the fan on the graphics card spinning?

You may want to try re-seating it.
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03 Aug 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I'm with Paul....if it doesn't take any auxiliary power, make sure it is seated in the PCI slot all the way. If it is seated in completely, the latch on the PCI slot should engage itself.
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03 Aug 2013   #4

windows 7 64bit Enterprise
 
 

Hi and thank you for your responses...I have looked again and it seems to be in as far as it will go...there is a clip like thing on the end which clicked when I placed into the pci slot... I will take it out again and try again...
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03 Aug 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

It seems that it was seated correctly if the latch engaged the hook of the card automatically. No problems there. What type of cable were you using to connect your monitor to your video card....VGA, DVI? If you were using VGA, try using a DVI cable(if your monitor has a DVI connection on it) and see what happens then.

Here is what I am talking about:

Graphics card not showing in device manager-gt630.jpg

Also, don't use the disk for any drivers....it's outdated by the time it gets to your door. Here is the lastest non-BETA driver for Windows 7 64-bit: GeForce 320.49 Driver


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03 Aug 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Also could you answer my question in my last post regarding the fan?
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05 Aug 2013   #7

windows 7 64bit Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Also could you answer my question in my last post regarding the fan?
Hi sorry for the delay in getting back too you...the fan is not spinning and it's still not running...my pc has been playing up since I put it in it's now out of my system and the pc is working fine. I have called the store where I bought it as i think it may be faulty...they asked me too bring it in so they can test it...

Thanks for all your help I will now see what they at the store say

Sincere regards

CityLady
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05 Aug 2013   #8

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi there
If your computer already had an on board video card you'll probably have to disable that first otherwise it will continue to use the onboard card. You should find a setting somewhere in the BIOS or have a look at the MOBO manual -- you might have to set a dip switch or something.

Cheers
jimbo
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05 Aug 2013   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CityLady View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Also could you answer my question in my last post regarding the fan?
Hi sorry for the delay in getting back too you...the fan is not spinning and it's still not running...my pc has been playing up since I put it in it's now out of my system and the pc is working fine. I have called the store where I bought it as i think it may be faulty...they asked me too bring it in so they can test it...

Thanks for all your help I will now see what they at the store say

Sincere regards

CityLady
No worries,

If the fan is not spinning then the card is dead/not getting any power so there is no way it will work.
Hopefully the store will test it and confirm it's faulty and give you a new one.

Let us know how you get on.

Paul.
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