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NVIDIA installer cannot continue - This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware

By Pointless
Sep 5, 2013
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  1. So I recently built a gaming system.

    Asus motherboard P8Z77
    Nvidia game card GEForce 670
    16Gb Ram
    256GB Samsung Solid State Drive
    Intel i7 core processor

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Specs

    So anyway, I was using this system when I realized that my games were running pretty slow, considering what kind of hardware I was using, I knew something was wrong. I figured out my computer's graphics card was not being recognized. I went to nvidia and tried to download a driver for my card, and I got the error message in the title when installing the driver. I've tried unistalling and reinstalling nvidia applications and I've made sure the graphics card is firmly set into the PCI slot. Though I have noticed the fan is not running, but the card is attached to the power supply. I've looked in Device Manager and All I see is my Intel Default display.
     
  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,476   +965

    You may have a faulty GPU or PSU. I doubt it is the PSU though since your PC is running. Try seating the GPU in the second PCIe 16x slot and tell me if that works. If it doesnt, the GPU may have a problem and you will need to RMA it.

    mailpup Can we get the title changed to "GPU not recognized"?

    Moderator note: Although your suggested title is superior, the OP refers to it in the first post so I hesitate to change it. - mailpup
     
  3. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,187   +587

    Wait wait wait, if the fan is not spinning up, the graphics card is not receiving power, make sure you cables are seated properly and try some different connectors to see if that fixes it first to rule that out.
     
  4. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,476   +965

    Yeah I was thinking about that, but he said the card was attached to the PSU.
     

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