Installed XFX Radeon HD 5550 and no display

By rabbitboi
Jan 25, 2011
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  1. Alright so last week my graphics card just died while i was playing starcraft 2, went shopping and bought a xfx radeon hd 5550. Hooked it up to hdmi and nothing. The computer runs, the fan is spining on the graphics card but no display.
    So i tried to plug my cable into the onboard card but nothing (even when i took out the 5550) but nothing. (used avg too but no go lol )
    So i can't really go into the bios or install drivers or anything like that. Sooo what do i do to get my display back without video output?

    Mobo Asus m4a785td-m evo
    600w PSU, win7 64bit
    and the xfx doesnt need external power

    And when i mean died, screen flickered and bam the onboard graphic fan died and if failed to startup ever again lol

    really appreciate ur help thx in advance
  2. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,608   +295

  3. rabbitboi

    rabbitboi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No beeps what so ever
  4. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,608   +295

    If the system speaker is correctly connected to the motherboard then it sounds like it could be a problem with the motherboard, hope you haven't thrown away the old card as it might actually still work. Do you have any friends with a computer you could test the graphics cards in? or access to another computer you could test them in?
  5. rabbitboi

    rabbitboi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Tested the card on another worked. Pretty much plug and play.
  6. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,608   +295

    Sounds like your motherboard might be dead too. If the ram is of same type in the other PC try it too. Basically the only way forward is to try and rule every component one at a time. Try starting the machine with just CPU and 1 stick of ram.
  7. rabbitboi

    rabbitboi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Alright I will give it a try and see what happens. Also I forgot to mention that the onboard graphics card didn't work in the first place, prob just forgot to install thhe drivers for it. Also the comp and mobo were working fine before, used my older graphics card in the computer and it worked for a little while and then it also died out. Tried the card in another comp but it was for sure dead. Does this change anything?
  8. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    Did you set your Primary Display Adapter to PCI-E from the BIOS before installing the new card ?
  9. rabbitboi

    rabbitboi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yeah I did for the old card, but for the new one I cannot go into bios or windows because I have no monitor output. The last card I just stuck it in and it worked for some reason this won't plug and pplay.
  10. rabbitboi

    rabbitboi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    all right, so i finally solved the problem, the mobo had some kind of weird error on it. Was shipped a new one and updated the os to win7 64bit .

    My new problem is that i still have the same graphics card and i have downloaded and installed the latest os appropriate drivers. Cept windows keeps saying that, "address problem with ati graphics driver", so naturally uninstalled and reinstalled. Even took it into to the shop (warranty) and they said the card was fine. I searched forums and such and didnt find a solution. I used driver cleaner and few other programs (mem test) and still nothing.

    O and i mean that when that message pops up, my computer will blue screen or crash when i start watching a movie, playing a game or just randomly. BCCode 3b
  11. rabbitboi

    rabbitboi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thx for your help with my last problem though
  12. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    You would be best served by creating a new thread with your new problem rabbitboi. :)

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