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Is my graphics card compatible with my motherboard?

By lbrace121
Oct 12, 2009
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  1. I have an Asus P5N-D Motherboard and a GeForce GTX 260 Video Card, but when I connect my monitor i get no signal. Do i need to use a different video card until i set up the O/S and the driver for the GeForce GTX 260 Video Card.
  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    Do you have this board? If so, then the card should run just fine.
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,432   +218

    I agree, it should work right away. There is no need to use a different graphics card unless this one turns out to be defective. Is the 4x4 12V connected to the motherboard? Are the external power connectors of the graphics card hooked up? Are the fans running? Even though you aren't getting a video signal, does the system post (are you getting a single short beep)?
  4. lbrace121

    lbrace121 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    When i turn it on all the fans come on and the front display turns on, but i dont hear a beep. Have i broken my mobo

    Is this the 12V port you're talking about i625.photobucket.com/albums/tt334/lbrace121/mobo2.jpg
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,432   +218

    Yes, that's the one. Also, the GTX 260 has two external 6 pin PCI-E connectors that must be connected to the power supply.
  6. lbrace121

    lbrace121 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you so much i think the problem was the 12V port because i dont have anything plugged into it. When i get the computer all put together ill post how it went.
  7. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,432   +218

    That 12V connector provides power to the processor so you definitely need it. Good luck with the rest of the build.
  8. lbrace121

    lbrace121 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well everything is running smoothly now i cant thank you enough.
  9. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,432   +218

    I'm glad I was able to help. You're welcome!
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