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Bought a PCI-E graphics card for the mobo. Unlpugged the power cord and opened the side panel, inserted the card on my table put it back together plugged it back up try to start and nothing won't start up. Reopened it took the card out try to start it up and nothing! Can u help? dont have any rug where I worked on so hopeing it aint electrostatic! Power supply green light is on also.

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Some PCI-E cards require a special 6 pin power adapter, be sure that yours is connected if it is required.

I know that some PCI-e cards also require lots of power, if you are using a power supply less than 300 watts, your system may not be able to handle it.

also, check your BIOS settings. Your PC may still be trying to start off the on board video rather than the new PCI-E card.

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