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

#1rayneotaconPosted 12/27/2013 11:09:44 PM
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?
#2drewhPosted 12/27/2013 11:13:12 PM(edited)
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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#3rayneotacon(Topic Creator)Posted 12/27/2013 11:28:41 PM
Tried that. It kept saying that nothing was plugged into it.
#4DragnfyrPosted 12/27/2013 11:33:29 PM(edited)
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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#5phantasyPosted 12/27/2013 11:35:11 PM
did you make sure you push the card all the way in? That was my first newbie mistake.
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#6macmahon187Posted 12/27/2013 11:50:40 PM
Make sure you are on the correct input with your monitor. Hdmi, vga, div, etc.
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#7rayneotacon(Topic Creator)Posted 12/28/2013 10:50:25 PM
Pretty sure everything is plugged in properly connected, and still nothing
#8macmahon187Posted 12/29/2013 5:52:16 AM
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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#9SlaynPosted 12/29/2013 7:27:03 AM
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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#10housefishisbackPosted 12/29/2013 7:48:15 AM
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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