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Windows 7: my nvidia graphics card will not show up in device manager anymore


17 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
my nvidia graphics card will not show up in device manager anymore

story:

Okay so here's what happened, I Was working on photoshop one day and when i was trying to do more CPU hungry things on it (evan cropping) the screen started to flicker black and come right after 10 seconds OR evan flicker then turn off. One day it started flickering and then turned off, I just though ahh damn... But then the moniter didn't come on so i tryed another moniter and it didn't work either.

I Connected the moniter to the onboard VGS port (well the blue cord / port thing) and that worked fine.

What i didn't relise is the computer was now using the onboard graphics card instead of nvidia. (NOW MY WINDOWS RATING HAS GONE FRO 5.6 TO 3.3 BECAUSE OF GRAPHCIS CARD)

I Have 2 monitors now so i relised i have to fix this problem so i can connect them to my nvidia card.

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I took it to people who fix computers they put it in another machine and it worked fine.

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NVIDIA CARD WILL NOT SHOW UP IN DEVICE MANAGER

TRYED INSTALLED LATEST DRIVER BUT IT SAYS "The NVIDIA Setup program coult not locate any drivers that are compatible with your currect hardware. Setup will now exit."

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here are my specs

Quote:

*CPU:
AMD Athlon II X4 Processor 620 2.6GHz AM3 2MB Cache

*Motherboard:
MicroATX MB, socket AM2+, DDR2 800/667/533/400 x 2 DIMMs, 6-channel audio, 10/100 LAN.

*Graphic Card
nVidia GeForce 9600GT PCI-E 512MB 256-bit DDR3, 650/1400MHz, 2x Dual-Link DVI, HDTV, Fan

*Memory
2x2GB DDR2-800

*Hard Drive
500GB SATA II 7200RPM

*Optical Drive
BenQ SATA DVDRW

*Case Fan
80mm Cooling Fan

*Software
Window 7 32bit

please help..can't play games in HD either


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17 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Professional x64
 
 

So when you took it to these computer repair people, iit worked? Cause to me it sounds like it overheated and might have burned out. Download SIW. Open it up and check in the hardware section. Its the most accurate free program I've ever used. There should be a section for GPU (graphic processing unit).

Let us kknow if its there,
Ben
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17 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I agree it sounds like the card burnt....

Question about this bit:
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I Connected the moniter to the onboard VGS port (well the blue cord / port thing) and that worked fine.
You HAVE plugged the Monitor back into the card and disabled On board Video from your BIOS right?

Can I suggest looking at Lordbobs excellent Tutorial here: Graphics Card - Install New Card and following the steps outlined, as if you were fitting a new card.
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17 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

yeah sounds like the card fried and besides that you could have damage the port it belong too did you try the card in another cuomputer yourself ?

did these people show you that your card worked ? cause they could have said yeah and jacked you which would suck

also option b find a friend that has a spare card to test in your board if it functions definelty the card is done and you need to seek other ventures
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17 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

i don't know if it's burnt or whatever.

i gave it to the computer fix company for 2 days...they said "we put it in another computer and it worked just fine"

i don't know how to try it in another computer myself..and don't really want to do that.

also that stupid computer fix company re installed my windows 7 to a ungenuine one! i had to buy it again!!!
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17 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
I agree it sounds like the card burnt....

Question about this bit:
Quote:
I Connected the moniter to the onboard VGS port (well the blue cord / port thing) and that worked fine.
You HAVE plugged the Monitor back into the card and disabled On board Video from your BIOS right?

Can I suggest looking at Lordbobs excellent Tutorial here: Graphics Card - Install New Card and following the steps outlined, as if you were fitting a new card.
if i disable the onboard card how will i enable it again if nvidia dosent boot
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17 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The same way you disabled it It should be a simple option in the BIOS.

When you boot your PC will say "press <whatever> key to enter the BIOS" (normally F2 or delete) from there you should be able to find the option. (I think its under Advanced Chipset or something, I can't remember off the top of my head exactly.) To reenable it, just do it again.

If you dont really know what your doing, I would suggest take it to a proper PC Repair shop, those guys sound like a right bunch of cowboys
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17 Jul 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

i will try uninstalling the onboard..if i can't enable it again i will just pop on my laptop and you guys can help me out since you are VERY HELPFUL so far.
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17 Jul 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

i uninstalled my onboard card and restarted, it just detected i need to install it again...but didn't detect nvidia.

could it not be conncting to my motherboard since it worked on another computer?
but i doubt that since one day it suddenly stopped working on MINE
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17 Jul 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

also hmmm if these guys fix computers and they found out the card worked what was preventing them from fixing it all together i think i would ask for my money back and demand to talk to a higher up
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