Installing new card - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-08-2008, 06:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 8
Default Installing new card

I just bought a 9600GT to replace my 7600GS, this is on a m7500e HP PC. I had no idea it couldnt support a high profile card, so we filed down the video card bracket and got it to fit, and everything seems to be connected right we hooked up the 6 Pin Power connector and the fans spinning and the card is definetley powered on. But I cant seem to get video on it, and Windows is not picking it up just the integrated video card. help please

ineedmajorhelp is offline  
Old 07-08-2008, 07:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
Jorsoft's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Oakdale, MN
Posts: 4,581
Default Re: Installing new card

I'm assuming you just filed down the metal bracket, not the card itself. We don't need a repeat of that....

Make sure that the PCI-E slot is set as the main option in your BIOS, some times that option can reset itself with a new card and it will detect only the integrated chip. Also make sure the card is fit snugly into the pci-e slot and the back end *clicks* into place and it's pushed down as far as it will go (firm but gentle, don't break it!).

What are the specs on your psu by the way? I'm assuming it's like 250 watts but I don't know the amps. It's possible it's not providing enough power and you may need a new one. Post the watts/amps or if you don't know them you can post a pic of the sticker that's on the power supply.

Jorsoft is offline  
Old 07-08-2008, 07:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 8
Default Re: Installing new card

Yup just the metal haha, and yes its set to PCI-E , I have a Thermaltake 430watt PSU , and the card it is connected but I have a question about the 6 pin connector, I only hooked up one into the Card and it was connected to the Motherboard also, it came with another 6 pin and molex connector. The powersupply is a Truepower or something 430Watt bought it on newegg a few months back
ineedmajorhelp is offline  
Old 07-08-2008, 07:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
I can't brain today
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 311
Default Re: Installing new card

the truepower PSU is a good brand, you probably should have enough wattage with that to power the 9600GT.

If the card has two power connecter's then I would hook up both if that is what you are saying (Not familiar with the 9600GT, so unsure whether it has two power connectors or not)
[t..o..m] is offline  
Old 07-08-2008, 07:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 8
Default Re: Installing new card

Well i've never really had a strong enough card to have to hook any power connectors up so this is my first time, i just looked for a 6pin connector, and it seemed like it was connected to my motherboard near my processor. It came though with a 6 pin and two white connectors I havent used them, my computer is extremely loud though
ineedmajorhelp is offline  
Old 07-08-2008, 07:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
Master Techie
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Logan, WV
Posts: 2,503
Send a message via AIM to wafflehammer
Default Re: Installing new card

are you saying you took the CPU power cord and plugged it into your video card?

....i thought CPU power cords where 4 pin anywa?
wafflehammer is offline  
Old 07-08-2008, 07:52 PM   #7 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 8

Well, i just used the connectors they gave me and unplugged the one 6pin was useing, it did power up, but still no video, I double checked my BIOS and still on PCI-E for primary adapter

Still nothing, here is the card - MSI N9600GT-T2D512 GeForce 9600 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards The only thing ive used with those connectors is the 6 pin as of now, in the screenshots do you see anything else I would have to use or plug in.
ineedmajorhelp is offline  
Old 07-08-2008, 08:33 PM   #8 (permalink)
Private Joker
carnageX's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 23,118
Default Re: Installing new card

Looked up your PC on HP's site, and found the motherboard specs (and a pic of it); Is this the plug that you removed?

If so, then you need to plug that back in.
Laptop: MSI GT70 2OC-059us | i7-4700MQ | 16GB | GTX 770m | 500GB SSD / 750GB HDD | 17.3" | Win10 Pro
Desktop: 4690k | 12GB g.Skill RipJaws | GTX 970 | 520hx | Z87X-UD4H | Corsair Vengeance C70 | Corsair H110 | Acer 25" | Acer 22" | Win10
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5

If I help you, or you just like what I said, rep me by clicking the under my post
carnageX is offline  
Old 07-08-2008, 08:40 PM   #9 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 8

lol nope I didnt unplug that, but when I pulled the 6 pin adapter the first one that was already inside the PC From behind my cd/dvd drivers It seemed like it was pulling from that maybe they're just tangled all of my temps and everything seem normal, Oh and im running Vista 32bit , just reformatted to today before the card arrived.

Do you think maybe it has something to do with my Monitor to the Adapter on the Card, they're are Two blue connectors on the back of it look exactly the same, I used the adapter they gave me to connect my monitor to the card and have tried both slots

Anyone have an idea?

ineedmajorhelp is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need help installing Graphics Card!!!! chelsea_lover17 System Upgrades 3 06-28-2008 05:32 AM
Problems installing a Zotac nvidia GeForce 8800GT graphics card capooth Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 20 06-23-2008 04:19 PM
Updating graphics card driver properly. Help! general.rule Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 1 03-25-2008 07:55 PM
Getting a new video card finally KSoD System Upgrades 26 03-13-2008 10:25 PM
Windows won't boot after installing a new graphics card... Messiah Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 2 03-10-2008 07:47 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:57 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.