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How do I get my monitor to recognize the video card?

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2 years ago#1
Just got done assembling my new PC. This is my first one, and I haven't gotten around to installing any software yet, but (when the time comes that I need to) how do I do the thing I just asked?
2 years ago#2
Monitors don't recognize anything. They just display a video signal passed into it.

So to answer your question, just connect your monitor to your video card using the supplied cables.
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2 years ago#3
Tried that. It kept saying that nothing was plugged into it.
2 years ago#4
Are you sure you plugged in all the extra power cables into your graphics card? Also is the video cable plugged into the graphics card's port and not the motherboard's video port?
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2 years ago#5
did you make sure you push the card all the way in? That was my first newbie mistake.
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2 years ago#6
Make sure you are on the correct input with your monitor. Hdmi, vga, div, etc.
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2 years ago#7
Pretty sure everything is plugged in properly connected, and still nothing
2 years ago#8
I was working an older computer yesterday and had a similar problem. Except I had a picture 2 Times out of about 10. Well I noticed on the post screen it said there as 2 x 256 sticks of ram. When I looked inside I saw 3 sticks, one was 512. Well I took that out and everything is good now.
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2 years ago#9
You probably didn't build the computer right. Not trying to be an ass, but if you plug in the monitor and there is no signal, could be any number of things. It doesn't have to be video card/monitor specific. Need more info of what exactly happens, any sounds, lights, etc.
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2 years ago#10
Is you're monitor an ASUS. Every once in a blue moon my monitor will go through a fit where it won't display anything. I would normally restart the computer and it would sort itself out. Not sure if it was a GPU or Monitor issue.

Has it ever displayed for your current config/setup?
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