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No display after new NVIDIA GT 730 (2GB) DDR 5 graphics card

My pc is running windows 7 - 64 bit ultimate. I upgraded the motherboard of my PC in 2010 with second generation i3 processor and 4GB RAM. It has integrated intel graphics already.
Today I installed new Kingston DDR3 – 4GB RAM. My pc has detected it and running fine.

I also installed ZOTAC NVIDIA GT 730 (2GB) DDR5 Graphics Card in its PCI slot.

https://www.amazon.in/dp/B00L61VGPU/ref=cm_sw_r_wa_apa_u8tCxbWD7CB55

Unfortunately, when I turn my PC on, the monitor goes in power save mode. The graphic card fan runs smoothly.


I tried the following methods with the graphic card still properly attached within my mother board
1. My monitor connected to the graphic card via VGA cable. Nothing happened
2. My monitor connected to the graphic card via HDMI cable. Nothing happened.
3. My monitor connected to the original old slot (it works fine) through VGA cable. Nothing happened.

However, if I remove my graphic card, my PC runs fine. What should I do? I am running SMPS of 450 W. Upon confirming with my friend, he said that I should use 800-900W to run my graphics card. To my surprise on their official website, Geforce has listed minimum power requirements for my graphic card as 300W.


http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gt-730/specifications

I don’t think that my graphics card is damaged as I bought it from Amazon. I have bought lots of electronics and delicate items from that site and have never received damaged product.
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  1. Plug the video cable back into the motherboard.
    Restart the computer and enter the BIOS. (this involves pressing a key like DEL or F2 or F8, depends on the mobo, google it up for yours.)
    Look for Primary Graphics option.
    Set it to Auto or PCI or PEG.
    Then save and restart, and switch the video cable to the GPU.

    Also your friend doesn't know what he's talking about, at all.

    It's always possible you got a defective product regardless of where you bought it from, it's rare but you're the 1 in a million guy who it happens to.

    And you plugged the GPU into the PCIEx16 slot right? It would be the one that's closest to the CPU (and should be one of the longest ones as well)
  2. I could not find any primary graphics option for switching the graphics card in my BIOS settings.

    In my bios that auto detect dimm PCI clk is enabled. Does that mean my motherboard is set to automatically detect new graphics card when they are inserted in PCI slot?

    Here's the link for photographs of my BIOS settings


    http://m.imgur.com/a/sPUNJ

    Yes, I insert my graphics card in the PCI slot of my motherboard. There's no other place there where it can be inserted.
  3. What are the options for DVMT mode select?
    And can you get screenshots of what's under the Advanced settings?
  4. If you have a bad quality power supply, that may be an issue. Also if you have an OEM motherboard, that may also be an issue, not all of them play nice with add-one cards of all brands and models.

    Try doing a BIOS update before you try the card again.

    What is the brand and model of the power supply and the computer and/or motherboard?
  5. My motherboard is of ECS brand

    Here is the info of Mainboard and cpu.

    https://imgur.com/FuzbboH

    https://imgur.com/ZvOINut

    My power supply is of the brand called tricom

    Https://flic.kr/p/HtU7eH

    I feel the power supply is perfect and not lower as per requirements because like I said before, the minimum power requirements for my graphics card is 300W as mentioned on the nvidia GeForce website. I posted the link earlier.
  6. James Mason said:
    What are the options for DVMT mode select?
    And can you get screenshots of what's under the Advanced settings?




    Here are the advanced settings of the bios




    Here are the options listed under dvmt mode select




    These are dvmt memory options
  7. archz2 said:
    My motherboard is of ECS brand

    Here is the info of Mainboard and cpu.

    https://imgur.com/FuzbboH

    https://imgur.com/ZvOINut

    My power supply is of the brand called tricom

    Https://flic.kr/p/HtU7eH

    I feel the power supply is perfect and not lower as per requirements because like I said before, the minimum power requirements for my graphics card is 300W as mentioned on the nvidia GeForce website. I posted the link earlier.


    The power amount the box states means nothing in your case, that is a cheap power supply and is not close to a 450 watt unit. Your 12 volt rail is 24 amps, a good quality 450 watt power supply I looked up on newegg has 37 amps on the 12 volt rail.

    The video options you are looking at are for the integrated video, they won't have anything to do with the 730 card you are installing.

    It may be an issue with the power supply, the motherboard or the card itself. If you can test the card in another computer try that, that will at least rule out where the issue is.
  8. Best answer
    It was related to my PCI dimm slot detection in the BIOS . I enabled it and now the problem is fixed .Thanks everyone for replying!

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