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Monitor is blank when plugged into Nvidia Geforce 8600GT

I have a Dell Dimension E520 and I have just bought a brand new Nvidia Geforce 8600GT graphics card for it.

I have changed the primary video controller in the BIOS setup to onboard/PEG setting. When i plug my monitor into the graphics card which is installed in the PCI express 16x slot and the screen is completely blank.

I have also tried changing the monitor.

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  • JonnyDennis Jan 19, 2008

    when you say this what do you mean?

  • JonnyDennis Jan 19, 2008

    the video card is pushed in as far as it can go and the clip is snapped down

  • JonnyDennis Jan 19, 2008

    i dont have another card to try and ive tried all bios settings

  • JonnyDennis Jan 19, 2008

    i dont have any other cards to try going to go to my local IT proffesional to test if its a bad card. Thanks for your help appreciate it

  • JonnyDennis Jan 19, 2008

    Ok, thanks Again

  • Saiko Nov 30, 2008

    When plugged into the EVGA e-GeForce 7200 GS nVidia Graphics Card, the monitor remains blank after going through the bios load screen and the basic diagnostics screen (the one where it shows that the hard drive and CD/DVD drives are connected). When the screen should turn to the splash screen (for Windows XP), the monitor remains blank.

    Have also tried uninstalling the integrated Intel G965 Chipset drivers and rebooting with the nVidia card without success.



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Is video card pluged in tell bios pci express video snaped down good

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  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2008

    can u try a pci viidoe card see if u see it ok or use onbord try differt output in bios maby bad card

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2008

    ya best bet try pci reg one in white slots to see if it shows up any video does anty other pci express cards work

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2008

    ok if it is get it retured fast go with 8800 make sure u have big power supply with 2 rails also



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