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New Graphics card wont work

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MSI P7N SLI Platinum mobo,
Geforce GTX 280 1024mb graphics card,
4gb Corsair XMS 800MHz RAM,
Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 CPU,
Thermaltake Toughpower 650W PSU,

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Is the bios set to dispaly using a built in graphics card on the mobo?

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1) If the monitor has a removable monitor cable, and you have a Known to be good one to use for a test unit, try it. If it isn't removable, try another Known to be good working monitor.

2) If the monitor cable, and the monitor proves to be good, the next thing to suspect would be bad graphics.
Bad Integrated graphics on the motherboard, or if a graphics card is used, a bad graphics card.

3) I suspect it is a bad Power Supply. An issue that comes up so much, that I would skip 1 and 2 above, and check the Power Supply.

A) ALL of the LED lights, mumba_mwaba, use less than 1 Watt of power when in use.

B) EACH fan uses 2 to 3 Watts.

C) A typical Processor can use 51 to 125 Watts. Depends on what Processor it is.
(Older processors such as a Pentium II for example use less)

Enough power to light LED lights, and spin fans, (Or spin a few times and stop), but Not enough power to turn the Processor on.

This is why you may see LED lights lit, and fans spinning, but the computer isn't working.
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Do you have a KNOWN to be good, compatible Power Supply to use for a test unit?
May sound far fetched, but perhaps there is someone who has upgraded to a better computer, and has a computer they're not using, and you could borrow the Power Supply for a test unit.

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No, you dont need any power to the Graphics card.

But make sure that the monitor is connected to the new graphics card that you have installed and not on the on-board VGA card. That should do it for you !


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Sounds like the board is not receiving power. Check that the power connectors from the psu to the motherboard are securely in place, or else try another psu

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It appears that you have a faulty graphics card.
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You may need to go to the BIOS setup to disable the on-board graphics card.
If you don't have an integrated graphics card, then buy a replacement graphics card.
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