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08-04-2012 01:40 PM
I have an hp 775 board ddr2 that failed just recently for some reason , it had onboard memory with one vga connector on the board , it has a pci e slot , i conencted a gtx 460 in the slot , my power supply meets the requirements , i conenct the psu to the card and i turned the pc on without disabling the onboard memory , the cpu socket was missing a pin or two so my cpu overheated but the computer was booting normally
i recieved a message telling me video card not recognized , i had the drivers on the hard drive but i was using the card on a different board , i shut the pc off immiediatly and i tested the cpu on another board that doesnt have pcie on it
the cpu failed , but did my gpu fail as well or is it just that i did not disalbe onboard memory
The card was conencted to the monitor through dvi and there was display , but the screen was not running on full res
and the win 7 colors seem to be set to classic instead of standard
is my card fried ??
08-05-2012 01:34 PM
A common error is not looking at the power connection very carefully before attaching it to the video card. Please look to see if the square and rounded parts of the power supply connector match the video card exactly. You can force it in but you may have put the wrong voltages into the card. You do not have to disable the on-board memory. The system should recognize that you have put a PCI-E card in and disregard the on-board memory usage. There is no telling what electrical damage could have been done if you had physical damage to your CPU socket.
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