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Building new computer - nothing on the monitor.

I'm building my own pc from scratch. The motherboard had no integrated vga so I bought my own graphics card but no signal is coming out. It's a pci express 2 card and I have changed it's port
but still no signal.It's connected to the power so I dont think that's the problem. I thought it would bring out a low resolution screen without the drivers installed but is that the case?

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  • duncp76 Dec 21, 2008

    sapphire hd 3870 ultimate


    motherboard is

    Gigabyte GA-MA790X-DS4 AMD 790X SAM2+ PCI-E 2.0 (x16)
    DDR2 1066/667/800 SATA II SATA RAID ATX Motherboard

    thanks for your help


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Whats your graphics card model and what kind of power supply you have?

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