Graphics Card Not Working

I just recently built a gaming pc and i hooked everything up correctly, but when I attempt my first boot, on the monitor it says no signal. I plugged in an hdmi to the graphics card to the monitor but still no output. What should i do to fix it? Please help.

Specs: CPU:Ryzen 5 1400
MOBO:Gigabyte AB350M gaming 3 matx
GPU: EVGA gtx 1060 3gb sc
PSU: 450W
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  1. Did you connect the pci-ex connector to the videocard from the power supply? What's the make/model of your monitor and what inputs does it have?
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  2. dontlistentome said:
    Did you connect the pci-ex connector to the videocard from the power supply? What's the make/model of your monitor and what inputs does it have?


    Yes I connected the pci-e connect to gpu to psu my monitor is an acer ka something and it has HDMI vga and dvi
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  3. Resetting the BIOS is always a good place to start to fix random weirdness.
    Also keep in mind that the first boot can take a while on modern motherboards. My MSI Pro Carbon probably took like 30 sec. (felt like forever when doing the first boot) to do the initial system check before actually booting.
    Also, does the motherboard give any system error LED's or codes?
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  4. ibjeepr said:
    Resetting the BIOS is always a good place to start to fix random weirdness.
    Also keep in mind that the first boot can take a while on modern motherboards. My MSI Pro Carbon probably took like 30 sec. to do the initial system check before actually booting.

    How do i reset bios without any video on the screen?
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  5. justin5890park said:
    ibjeepr said:
    Resetting the BIOS is always a good place to start to fix random weirdness.
    Also keep in mind that the first boot can take a while on modern motherboards. My MSI Pro Carbon probably took like 30 sec. to do the initial system check before actually booting.

    How do i reset bios without any video on the screen?


    You'll either have a Clear CMOS button on the mobo or just pull the battery and leave it out for a minute or two then come back to it and replace the battery and start over.
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  6. ibjeepr said:
    justin5890park said:
    ibjeepr said:
    Resetting the BIOS is always a good place to start to fix random weirdness.
    Also keep in mind that the first boot can take a while on modern motherboards. My MSI Pro Carbon probably took like 30 sec. to do the initial system check before actually booting.

    How do i reset bios without any video on the screen?


    You'll either have a Clear CMOS button on the mobo or just pull the battery and leave it out for a minute or two then come back to it and replace the battery and start over.

    What do i do if it doesn't work after resetting bios
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  7. First give it a good amount of time before deciding if it worked or not. Turn it on and let it sit for a minute or so.
    Then does the motherboard give any system error LED's or codes if you are still having the issue? If so check the motherboard book for what the error means.
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  8. ibjeepr said:
    First give it a good amount of time before deciding if it worked or not. Turn it on and let it sit for a minute or so.
    Then does the motherboard give any system error LED's or codes if you are still having the issue? If so check the motherboard book for what the error means.

    I checked the motherboard and saw only the Led's for the motherboard and I didn't get any codes or anything
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  9. The system is powering up correct?
    Is the CPU red LED on?
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  10. ibjeepr said:
    The system is powering up correct?
    Is the CPU red LED on?


    Idk where that is
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  11. justin5890park said:
    ibjeepr said:
    The system is powering up correct?
    Is the CPU red LED on?


    Idk where that is

    You'll have to use the book that came with the motherboard.

    also, read through this thread, it's seems to address your issue and has some solutions that worked for other people.
    https://forum.giga-byte.co.uk/index.php?topic=18331.0
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  12. ibjeepr said:
    justin5890park said:
    ibjeepr said:
    The system is powering up correct?
    Is the CPU red LED on?


    Idk where that is

    You'll have to use the book that came with the motherboard.

    also, read through this thread, it's seems to address your issue and has some solutions that worked for other people.
    https://forum.giga-byte.co.uk/index.php?topic=18331.0

    If my motherboard has some extra places without standoffs will it affect the boot
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  13. justin5890park said:
    ibjeepr said:
    justin5890park said:
    ibjeepr said:
    The system is powering up correct?
    Is the CPU red LED on?


    Idk where that is

    You'll have to use the book that came with the motherboard.

    also, read through this thread, it's seems to address your issue and has some solutions that worked for other people.
    https://forum.giga-byte.co.uk/index.php?topic=18331.0

    If my motherboard has some extra places without standoffs will it affect the boot


    if it results in the motherboard touching the case it may.
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  14. ibjeepr said:
    justin5890park said:
    ibjeepr said:
    justin5890park said:
    ibjeepr said:
    The system is powering up correct?
    Is the CPU red LED on?


    Idk where that is

    You'll have to use the book that came with the motherboard.

    also, read through this thread, it's seems to address your issue and has some solutions that worked for other people.
    https://forum.giga-byte.co.uk/index.php?topic=18331.0

    If my motherboard has some extra places without standoffs will it affect the boot


    if it results in the motherboard touching the case it may.


    Idk if it's the gpu or the mobo since the gpu doesn't fit into the mobo or the pci-e slot isn't working on the mobo
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  15. There should be no issue with that GPU fitting into that motherboard.
    you should be using the slot directly below the CPU.
    Do you have power run to the 6 pin connector at the top of the video card?
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  16. ibjeepr said:
    There should be no issue with that GPU fitting into that motherboard.
    you should be using the slot directly below the CPU.
    Do you have power run to the 6 pin connector at the top of the video card?

    Yes but the gpu only clicks into place on one side only
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  17. There is a retaining clip on the right side of the slot, make sure you move it to the right, out of the way then move it back once the card is in place
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  18. I tried that and only one side snaps into place
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  19. what other problems might there be
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  20. which side?
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  21. ibjeepr said:
    which side?


    The left side
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  22. make sure you removed the screws that hold the slot plates for the back of the case, that's all i can think of
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  23. ibjeepr said:
    make sure you removed the screws that hold the slot plates for the back of the case, that's all i can think of


    I tried everything and still no signal
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  24. You can try RMA'ing the card but the odds of the card being bad are very low.
    I'd recommend finding someone near you that can take a look at the PC and help you out.
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  25. ibjeepr said:
    You can try RMA'ing the card but the odds of the card being bad are very low.
    I'd recommend finding someone near you that can take a look at the PC and help you out.

    What is rmaing and how do u do it
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  26. You'll have to check with the store you bought it from or the manufacturer for that.
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  27. You'll have to check with the store you bought it from or the manufacturer for that.[/quotemsg

    What is rmaing
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  28. R.M.A. = Return Merchandise Authorization. Basically returning the card to the store or the manufacturer due to defect.
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