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Windows 7: Monitor & Graphics Card Issue

30 Dec 2013   #21
HazzaB

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I have 2x8GB sticks. Tried both of them on their own but there's still no display.


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30 Dec 2013   #22
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

HazzaB, like Paul, I'm short on ideas. But, is there a way you could get into bios and check the PCIe slots and tell if the bios is detecting the card? Failing that, if you have another PC, put the card in it and see if it works there. If you don't have another PC, see if you have a friend who would help you and put the xard in their PC. Also, if you manage to get into bios, please look at the hardware monitor section and give us the values of the +12V, +5V and the +3.3V. When you start your PC, does everything other than the graphics card seem to be working?
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30 Dec 2013   #23
HazzaB

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Sadly there is no way of getting into the BIOS nor can I access another PC to try it on. However, I think the problem is that I hadn't uninstalled the old dead GPU's drivers before fitting the new GPU in. I know the new GPU is working since the green light on it is on, is there any way I can uninstall the old drivers without powering on the PC?
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30 Dec 2013   #24
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Unfortunately, not without being booted into the os. If you have on board graphics, you could remove the card completely and see if it will work using on board. If it will, uninstall the drivers then and try.
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30 Dec 2013   #25
HazzaB

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I've tried using the on-board graphics with the graphics card removed but there is still no display on the monitor.
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30 Dec 2013   #26
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I doubt very much that will be the issue, it matters not one bit what drivers are installed before windows starts. You should still be seeing the boot screens regardless of drivers.

I really don't know what to suggest, could be the motherboard or cpu has died but no way to tell without spending money.
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30 Dec 2013   #27
HazzaB

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I have no idea what to do. At the moment I'm thinking I should just sell off some parts and maybe buy a whole new system.
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30 Dec 2013   #28
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I'm a late comer to this thread and may have missed something. But, it seems you brgan having this graphics problem after you cleaned the PC and the graphics card. It's quite easy to loosen some wires or not have them completely seated when cleaning. I would go back over the wiring and make sure all the connections are right and completely seated. I offer this as a final check. Other than that, I really have no other suggestions right now. With no extra PC and extra parts it is near impossible to determine which part is nad. A PC repair shop would have all those things.
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30 Dec 2013   #29
HazzaB

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Checked all the wiring etc. and everything is in place. While Imwas cleaning it, I took out the CPU and too be honest didn't handle it very well, I may of accidently touched one of the pins on there. Could this be the cause?
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30 Dec 2013   #30
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HazzaB View Post
Checked all the wiring etc. and everything is in place. While Imwas cleaning it, I took out the CPU and too be honest didn't handle it very well, I may of accidently touched one of the pins on there. Could this be the cause?
Most definitely, if a pin was bent then the cpu could be dead and that will give no signal at all.

I killed a CPU in my PC earlier this year, everything powered up but just black screen. My motherboard happens to have lights for each component to highlight if something is wrong and in my case the cpu light was lit up red. I knew it was dead straight away.
For you it is not as easy to determine as you don't have the lights. I would recommend carefully removing the CPU again and looking for bent pins.
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