No signal on display when connected to new graphics card

I built a computer about a year ago for cheap with the intent to upgrade the graphics card later. Originally I purchased a Radeon HD 5450 so I could complete basic tasks like web browsing since my FX cpu doesn't have onboard graphics. The other day a friend gave me a 750 ti since he was building a new system, so I took it, but when I installed it into my motherboard and put in the DVI cable there was no display on the monitor. I could hear the sounds of Windows turning on through the speakers, though. When I put my old card back in it worked just fine. When I installed the 750 ti in the other PCI e slot with the old one in the first slot, it worked just fine aswell, and Windows automatically installed the drivers for the 750 ti. I uninstalled the drivers for my old card and still, there was no display on the monitor when connected to the 750 ti (in the first slot by itself). I refreshed Windows also, but it still doesn't seem to work. It won't even show the gigabyte logo when the computer stars. Thanks in advance for any help.

Specs:

FX 8320
Gigabyte GA-970a-ds3p
8gb kingston value select ddr3 1333 memory
Cit active 85 550w psu
Samsung 750 evo 250GB SSD
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  1. .....Nothing changed, not one wire not one thing on my desk, every cable and slot is secure as before...
    Wires, maybe? honestly that is the best answer you are likely to come across within your first attempt at searching the forums.

    After some troubleshooting hooked up a second Display to the Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics through DVI-D. Later, hooked the Graphics card up with the 60HZ panel, later still made use of Nvidia Surround and hooked up the 144hz monitor to the dual link dvi-i. And you know what...? it turned on as the second display then was fine as primary. It is the monitor DVI- cable or connection.

    I apologize if this looks silly and i do sympathize. I wanted to share my version of the issue without actually knowing how to explain why and how this works. I believe it really is or was something with the connection or cable. Though i did change PCIe slots it is not relevant after the iGPU was not working with the First Display.
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  2. mo3r99 said:
    I built a computer about a year ago for cheap with the intent to upgrade the graphics card later. Originally I purchased a Radeon HD 5450 so I could complete basic tasks like web browsing since my FX cpu doesn't have onboard graphics. The other day a friend gave me a 750 ti since he was building a new system, so I took it, but when I installed it into my motherboard and put in the DVI cable there was no display on the monitor. I could hear the sounds of Windows turning on through the speakers, though. When I put my old card back in it worked just fine. When I installed the 750 ti in the other PCI e slot with the old one in the first slot, it worked just fine aswell, and Windows automatically installed the drivers for the 750 ti. I uninstalled the drivers for my old card and still, there was no display on the monitor when connected to the 750 ti (in the first slot by itself). I refreshed Windows also, but it still doesn't seem to work. It won't even show the gigabyte logo when the computer stars. Thanks in advance for any help.

    Specs:

    FX 8320
    Gigabyte GA-970a-ds3p
    8gb kingston value select ddr3 1333 memory
    Cit active 85 550w psu
    Samsung 750 evo 250GB SSD


    did you remove the old drivers before swapping cards?

    also you might need to update your motherboard bios
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  3. maxalge said:
    mo3r99 said:
    I built a computer about a year ago for cheap with the intent to upgrade the graphics card later. Originally I purchased a Radeon HD 5450 so I could complete basic tasks like web browsing since my FX cpu doesn't have onboard graphics. The other day a friend gave me a 750 ti since he was building a new system, so I took it, but when I installed it into my motherboard and put in the DVI cable there was no display on the monitor. I could hear the sounds of Windows turning on through the speakers, though. When I put my old card back in it worked just fine. When I installed the 750 ti in the other PCI e slot with the old one in the first slot, it worked just fine aswell, and Windows automatically installed the drivers for the 750 ti. I uninstalled the drivers for my old card and still, there was no display on the monitor when connected to the 750 ti (in the first slot by itself). I refreshed Windows also, but it still doesn't seem to work. It won't even show the gigabyte logo when the computer stars. Thanks in advance for any help.

    Specs:

    FX 8320
    Gigabyte GA-970a-ds3p
    8gb kingston value select ddr3 1333 memory
    Cit active 85 550w psu
    Samsung 750 evo 250GB SSD


    did you remove the old drivers before swapping cards?

    also you might need to update your motherboard bios


    Yes, I removed the old drivers and also updated the bios to the latest version. There was still no video on the monitor through the 750 ti and when I put the old Radeon back in our would post Just like before. I also plugged in the VGA cable aswell as a DVI to HDMI cable, both of which work with my old card, to no avail.
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