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Windows 7: My computer doesn't seem to recognise my graphics card

10 Jun 2015   #1
iDaniel19

Windows 7 x64
 
 
My computer doesn't seem to recognise my graphics card

My motherboard is gigabyte ga-z97x-gaming 3 and it doesn't seem to detect my graphics card. If I plug my monitor in the graphics card I won't see anything, but if I plug it directly into the mother board I can see it. The graphics card is also from gigabye but I don't know its name. Do you have any idea on how to solve this ?

Edit : My graphics card is gv-n460se-1gi


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10 Jun 2015   #2
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi do you have the 2 six pin power connection connected to the card?
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10 Jun 2015   #3
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Do you have integrated graphics disabled on the motherboard? That may be a reason that the system is not looking at your graphics card.
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10 Jun 2015   #4
MistUnleashed

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi iDaniel19,

Your motherboard will not detect your graphics card if your on-board graphics are still enabled (as suggested by Mellon Head)

Also please check you have connected the 2x 6-pin power cables from the PSU to the graphics card (See diagram attached)

From the model number you gave, is your graphics card: Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 SE ?

To set up your card correctly, follow these steps:
  1. Turn off PC
  2. Insert your graphics card into the PCI-E slot ensuring no dust is in the slot.
  3. Plug your monitor cable into the ONBOARD graphics slot.
  4. Turn on your computer
  5. Load into BIOS (F2 or DEL on start-up)
  6. Look for 'Onboard Graphics' or 'Integrated Graphics'
  7. Set it to 'Disabled'
  8. Save and Restart your PC
  9. Swap the cable to the new Graphics Card port
This should work. Let us know how you get on.


MistUnleashed


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12 Jun 2015   #5
MistUnleashed

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Has this been resolved?

If so, please mark this thread as 'solved' from your first post.

Thanks
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