Question about Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT,, PCI Express Video Card

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No signal possible compatibility issue

New components all around.

MSI x58 Platinun
HEC Zephyr 750 W
Galaxy GeForce 9600 1G 256 bit

The monitor tells me I have no signal input. Is this card compatible with my motherboard? (There's no details on either manufacturer's site) I have 4 different cords on the PSU for PCI-E two 6 pins (Rail 1, Rail 2) and two 6 pins with 8 pins on the same cord (Rail 1, Rail 2). My motherboard is expecting me to plug the graphics card into PCI-E x 16 slot 1. Should I be using the 6 pin cord, or the 6 pin and 8 pin cord, and should it be Rail 1 or Rail 2? (Again, no clarification from the manufacturers). I'm trying to figure out if it's a Motherboard problem I'm having or a graphics card problem, or a compatibility problem.

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  • shiny_rae Dec 07, 2008

    Yes, it will definately rock some hardcore once I get it going :þ

    I already have the card in the first PCI-E slot (closest to the CPU). Also tried plugging it into the second slot to no effect.



    I like how Galaxy has no manuals anywhere on their site for the GeForce 9 series.

  • shiny_rae Dec 07, 2008

    Yes, I did connect the power. In fact part of my question was wether it mattered or not which of the 6-pin PCI-E cords the card was attached to.

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Thats some nice items you have there M8!:) your machine gona rock when you done whit it!:)
And yes, the card is compatible whit your MoBo!
On your mobo you have 7 slots, 2 blue ones, they are PCI Express gen2 x16 slots , 2 white ones (the smal ones), they are 3 PCI Express gen2 x1 slots and 2 white ones (the large ones), they are 2 PCI slot, support 3.3V/ 5V PCI bus Interface.
The card you have you connect in the forst blue one, the second is if you waht to use 2 cards and drive them as crossfire.

So connect the card in the fist blue slot!

Good luck!

BTW, here is the link to MSI for your card
http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=proddesc&maincat_no=1&cat2_no=170&cat3_no=&prod_no=1696

Posted on Dec 06, 2008

  • Nicolas
    Nicolas Dec 07, 2008

    That card, need separate power to work, you dident forget to conect one did you? otherwise it wont work.

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