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Windows 7: Dell inspiron 580 not recognizing gpu

28 Jun 2016   #1
logo897

windows xp, 7 home premium 64-bit, 10 on diff hard drives
 
 
Dell inspiron 580 not recognizing gpu

Hello all,

I have a dell inspiron 580 and it refuses to detect my NVidia GeForce 8400gs gpu. How can I fix this?

The bios doesn't have a disable onboard graphics option, sadly.


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29 Jun 2016   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

First, make sure you have it correctly and fully seated on the motherboard. What I see this does not require a separate power supply connection but if it does, that is probably the problem.

Second, "clear CMOS" by (with the PC Powered Off) removing the CR2032 backup battery on the motherboard for at least 10 minutes. Reinstall the battery, observing polarity, and then power on and see if its detected.

Do you get any Beeps when you first power one, and if you do post what they are so I can cross reference it to the Dell diagnosic beep chart.

Finally, the video card may be bad.
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29 Jun 2016   #3
logo897

windows xp, 7 home premium 64-bit, 10 on diff hard drives
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
First, make sure you have it correctly and fully seated on the motherboard. What I see this does not require a separate power supply connection but if it does, that is probably the problem.

Second, "clear CMOS" by (with the PC Powered Off) removing the CR2032 backup battery on the motherboard for at least 10 minutes. Reinstall the battery, observing polarity, and then power on and see if its detected.

Do you get any Beeps when you first power one, and if you do post what they are so I can cross reference it to the Dell diagnosic beep chart.

Finally, the video card may be bad.

Hello,

I tested the gpu on another computer actually and you were right, the gpu is bad. Thank you very much for your help I appreciate it.
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