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Windows 7: My graphic card is not being recognized!

18 Apr 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
My graphic card is not being recognized!

Hello,
I've been using an integrated video card for a while, then i figured it's time to buy a new GPU. So I've bought a Gainward GeForce GT 610 2GB. I installed it but it didn't work at the beginning... Then I've found something telling me that i have to disable the onboard card first. I went to BIOS and I set it to PCI Ex. The new GPu worked fine for about 3 days, then started showing the No Signal error again ( shows "No Signal" message for 4-5 times then the screen goes black and the led turns orange), so i tried switching to PCi Ex again from BIOS but this time won't work. I don't know what the problem may be since the card was working fine yesterday. Any suggestions?

Thanks!


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18 Apr 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi there.
i have the same problem with the only difference that my gpu never worked..
Even after reseting the bios or changing the options...I got a gt 630 and when i plug it im only able to see my motherboards logo screen in my monitor:/ cant access bios or go to windows screen...

Do you remeber which options did u change from bios that made ur gpu work?
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18 Apr 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Well, i just changed the settings to read my dedicated GPU first instead of the onboard card by going to Advanced and there you should have some options like PCI Slot/Onboard/PCI Ex, and that's it.
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18 Apr 2014   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Wont work for me:/ thanks anyway
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19 Apr 2014   #5

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 8 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiu07v View Post
Hello,
I've been using an integrated video card for a while, then i figured it's time to buy a new GPU. So I've bought a Gainward GeForce GT 610 2GB. I installed it but it didn't work at the beginning... Then I've found something telling me that i have to disable the onboard card first. I went to BIOS and I set it to PCI Ex. The new GPu worked fine for about 3 days, then started showing the No Signal error again ( shows "No Signal" message for 4-5 times then the screen goes black and the led turns orange), so i tried switching to PCi Ex again from BIOS but this time won't work. I don't know what the problem may be since the card was working fine yesterday. Any suggestions?

Thanks!
Have you checked the video connector to make sure it hasn't worked it's way loose? Check the video connector on the monitor as well. You may have dislodged it when putting in the new card.
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19 Apr 2014   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Usually a not seen video card is:


1. BIOS setting set to use on-board and not even look for it. [CMOS battery dead could be cause of resetting it to off]

2. Video card not in the slot correctly.

3. Dirty slot or the video card connectors are dirty, rubber eraser can be used gently to clean it.

4. Broken video card, tell tale sign: fan on it doesn't even spin on power up.

5. Broken motherboard component

6. Power connectors required not attached to the power supply

7. Power Supply is too weak to power the card
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25 Apr 2014   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I just replaced the old PSU with a new one (500W), still the same problem...
The video card fan is spinning...
Should I change the CMOS battery and try again the card?
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25 Apr 2014   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

Look in BIOS and see if the card is recognized there. You also have to install the drivers for the card in the OS. Go to device manager and expand it and see if your card is recognized. If it says standard VGA Adapter, it is using on board graphics. It should show and identify your card, as the screenshot below does. Just because the fan turns does not mean the card is working. Make sure all necessary cables are connected and fully seated. Even 1/16th " can make a difference. Some cheaper brands of PSUs do not put out what they claim to put out. If you have multiple 12V rails, how many amps are on each rail and what else is connected to that rail and see how many amps your card needs. Your drivers have to be installed for the card to be recognized in device manager. They can be downloaded from Nvidia, for Nvidia cards or AMD for AMD cards.. Make sure all drivers from previous cards are cleaned out of your system as much as possible.

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25 Apr 2014   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Currently, i'm on integrated card, i can't get in Windows with my GT 610 because my monitor shows nothing...
As I told you in the description, the card worked fine for about 3 days... In that time, it was recognized
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25 Apr 2014   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

You can try a system restore back to a time when it did work System Restore

Failing that, boot into Windows and you'll have to break this tutorial into 2 parts. Uninstall the drivers as it describes in the tutorial, but instead of restarting, shut down. Connect your monitor to the graphics card, make sure your monitor is set to the type of input it will receive (HDMI, DVI or VGA) depending on your cable type. Restart the computer and go through the install procedure as in the tutorial (NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems) If you had an AMD card before, uninstall all AMD drivers and CCC you can before you uninstall the Nvidia drivers. If it still does not work, I would think you have a bad card or bad PSU. You can try to use another card or borrow one from a friend. You try his and have him try yours. That should confirm whether the card is bad or something else is the problem with your computer.
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