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Windows 7: GPU detected, can't activate anywhere [reward]


02 Jan 2014   #1
GuyWithGlasses

Windows 7 64bit SP1
 
 
GPU detected, can't activate anywhere [reward]

fixed


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02 Jan 2014   #2
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

are you plugging your monitor into your gpu or still into the motherboard display port?

if its the latter it will always use the intel gpu.

also have you remembered to plug in the 6/8 pin power lead to the gpu. its often overlooked lol.
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02 Jan 2014   #3
GuyWithGlasses

Windows 7 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post
are you plugging your monitor into your gpu or still into the motherboard display port?

if its the latter it will always use the intel gpu.

also have you remembered to plug in the 6/8 pin power lead to the gpu. its often overlooked lol.
I've plugged the monitor to the gpu via HDMI.
And yes, I've plugged in the 6 pin pcie power lead too.
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02 Jan 2014   #4
RoasterMen

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Try this method:
Use Driver Sweeper http://www.guru3d.com/content_page/g...r_sweeper.html
then remove the graphics drivers and reboot. After removing the drivers, reboot your computer then install the driver from NVIDIA then follow the steps then see what will happen.
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02 Jan 2014   #5
GuyWithGlasses

Windows 7 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoasterMen View Post
Try this method:
Use Driver Sweeper Guru3D - Driver Sweeper
then remove the graphics drivers and reboot. After removing the drivers, reboot your computer then install the driver from NVIDIA then follow the steps then see what will happen.
Well, damn. Didn't work.
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02 Jan 2014   #6
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

in the bios it should come under something like advanced chipset options. just something that may have been overlooked because of its less than accurate title.
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02 Jan 2014   #7
GuyWithGlasses

Windows 7 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post
in the bios it should come under something like advanced chipset options. just something that may have been overlooked because of its less than accurate title.
The only thing I could find is primary graphics adapter, and it was set to PCI Express
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