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Graphics card / Motherboard Problem

By dean_1523
Jan 29, 2008
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  1. Well i have recently been upgrading my computer, as this is my first time doing so, im not buying complete top of the range stuff yet. I have ran into a little problem whilst installing the graphics card.

    My motherboard is and ECS K8M890M-M and the graphics card im trying to put in it is an Asus 8800GT 512MB GDDR3 now when i put it in and plug it all in, the fan on the graphics card works but the motherboard cant seem to detect the card. As this is my first time trying to build a computer i am completely lost as where to go now.

    Could someone let me know if they can find out wether they are even compatible, i thought they where but i have very little knowledge about this stuff.
  2. mopap

    mopap TS Rookie

    Prolly need to plug a power jumper into the back of vid card. If you don't have a power supply with the correct connection you may need to get a molex to 6 pin jumper. Newegg.com has them for like 3 bucks.
  3. boykov

    boykov TS Rookie Posts: 131

    Hi and welcome

    Details about the rest of the PC ??? (PSU, CPU, DDR etc)
    As "mopap" suggests is the Graphics card connected properly...

    From what graphics card are you upgrading from...
    This mobo has an itegrated graphics card... if you were using the on-board graphics, check the BIOS, you might need to select your "primary VGA card" !!!

    cheers
  4. porsche911r

    porsche911r TS Rookie Posts: 119

    i think boykov is right and you might need to disable ur onboard gpu as this i think is causing ur issue.
  5. dean_1523

    dean_1523 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I was upgrading from a radeon 1550x (something like that) when i put the new one in it was connected correctly to the PSU aswell with a 6 pin connector.

    I have found somewhere else that it cud be my motherboards VIA chipset that isnt correct with the GFX cards..
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