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Insert a new PCIe graphic card


Inserting a new PCIe graphic card to a custom built-PC, it sounds easy right.

Plug the PCIe graphic card to the PCIe slot on the motherboard; insert DVI, VGA cable or any other input that the graphic card supports.

Then, simply power on the PC and boom, everything will be working. However, the monitor shows a blank screen only.

If the PCIe graphic card has been tested and working well, then try resetting the CMOS or remove the CMOS battery and power on the PC for 5 seconds turn it off and put back the CMOS battery.

Now, turn on again the PC plug the monitor cable to the graphic card and if the PCIe card is inserted properly in the slot. Then the monitor will work as per normal. The display will be working fine. If the above process does not work and you are sure that everything is done properly then it could be some other issues.

When inserting or troubleshooting the graphic card, it is better to unplug the hard disk. Because if the monitor has no display, you do not know whether the OS is booting or not and if you shutdown the PC and halfway the OS was booting in the background then it might corrupt the system due to improper shutdown.

By simply removing the hard disk while troubleshooting the graphic card will help a lot. Once, the graphic card is working fine. Turn off the PC plugged back the hard disk and  you can be sure that the OS is still working fine, since it will not be affected no matter how many times you turn on and off the computer while doing troubleshooting.


Cheers! Till next time. Have fun building or customizing your PC.


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