Monitor won't display after installing new GPU

I have recently switched out my GTX 760 for a Palit GTX 1060 3gb but when I switch my PC on it says no display on the monitor, the orange light shows and then turns to green but still displays a black screen.

I had to plug my new GPU into the bottom pciex16 slot, as for some reason it wouldn't click into place properly in the top pciex16 slot where my last GPU was.

I have uninstalled all the driver's from my old GPU and disabled the Intel on board graphics through device manager. I have reinstalled the ram, removed the CMOS battery and made sure everything is plugged in correctly but nothing works. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

SPEC LIST
mobo- Msi Z97S sli krait edition
Cpu- Intel i5 4690
Ram- 2 x 8gb Hyper X Fury 1300mhz
PSU- EVGA 500W Bronze
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  1. What cable used to connect monitor? There should be absolutely no reason 1060 would not fit into slot that 760 used.
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  2. I am using HDMI cable to connect GPU to monitor. Yeah I have tried positioning the 1060 several times but it won't click and even with a lot of force it won't go in properly.
    Reply to MatthewHolt87
  3. Ok, so HDMI should work, and second slot is x8 on this mobo, so no real problem here too - unless that second slot is faulty. PSU should be enough too. The highest suspect is the card itself - can you check it at another machine? Or try again to make it fit in 1st slot? Perhaps pictures will help see why it does not fit in there.
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  4. I plugged my 760 into the second slot and it worked, so the 2nd slot can't be faulty. Unfortunately, I don't have another machine to plug the card into to see if it's faulty. The fans spin and everything sounds right when it boots, it just won't display. I will try
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  5. If 760 works in 2nd slot, you can strike off motherboard from suspect list. At least as far as hardware goes. There could be a problem with BIOS not recognizing GPU correctly. The A.6 version has "Improved VGA compatibility." in list of features, so if you had older one, I would advise update.
    Reply to DRagor
  6. So I should update my Bios then? I have never done this before, so how would I go about doing it?
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  7. MERGED QUESTION
    Question from MatthewHolt87 : "Monitor won't display after installing new GPU"

    MatthewHolt87 said:
    I have recently switched out my GTX 760 for a Palit GTX 1060 3gb but when I switch my PC on it says no display on the monitor, the orange light shows and then turns to green but still displays a black screen.

    I had to plug my new GPU into the bottom pciex16 slot, as for some reason it wouldn't click into place properly in the top pciex16 slot where my last GPU was.

    I have uninstalled all the driver's from my old GPU and disabled the Intel on board graphics through device manager. I have reinstalled the ram, removed the CMOS battery and made sure everything is plugged in correctly but nothing works. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    SPEC LIST
    mobo- Msi Z97S sli krait edition
    Cpu- Intel i5 4690
    Ram- 2 x 8gb Hyper X Fury 1300mhz
    PSU- EVGA 500W Bronze
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  8. MatthewHolt87 said:
    So I should update my Bios then? I have never done this before, so how would I go about doing it?


    First check what BIOS version you have already. CPU-Z shows that.
    Reply to DRagor
  9. My SMBIOS version is 2.8
    My Bios Version is V10.4, 15/04/2015
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  10. MERGED QUESTION
    Question from MatthewHolt87 : "Monitor won't display after installing new GPU"

    MatthewHolt87 said:
    I have recently switched out my GTX 760 for a Palit GTX 1060 3gb but when I switch my PC on it says no display on the monitor, the orange light shows and then turns to green but still displays a black screen.

    I had to plug my new GPU into the bottom pciex16 slot, as for some reason it wouldn't click into place properly in the top pciex16 slot where my last GPU was.

    I have uninstalled all the driver's from my old GPU and disabled the Intel on board graphics through device manager. I have reinstalled the ram, removed the CMOS battery and made sure everything is plugged in correctly but nothing works. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    SPEC LIST
    mobo- Msi Z97S sli krait edition
    Cpu- Intel i5 4690
    Ram- 2 x 8gb Hyper X Fury 1300mhz
    PSU- EVGA 500W Bronze
    Reply to rgd1101
  11. stick with 1 thread, don't spam the forum. and don't put it in laptop forum
    Reply to rgd1101
  12. Ok, so you have A.4 version, and you need at least A.6. It is best to update to newest n non-beta version, which is A.7.
    Here's MSI instruction on BIOS update: https://www.msi.com/files/pdf/How_to_flash_the_BIOS.pdf
    Newest BIOS for Z97S Sli Krait Edition is here: http://download.msi.com/bos_exe/mb/7922vA7.zip
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  13. Thanks for the help! I've updated my Bios and I am just about to plug my gpu in to see if it works. If this doesn't work, then is there nothing else I can do?
    Reply to MatthewHolt87
  14. As predicted, it still didn't work. Do I have any other options? I really feel like the GPU is fine, it just isn't being recognised by the pc
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  15. Aside from trying the GPU in another machine, I can't think of anything else. You could though try different video cable (DVI perhaps) if you have it and your monitor has DVI port, just in case it is something such trivial as bad port.
    Reply to DRagor
  16. Someone on another forum suggested I boot it into windows with my old GPU and set it to boot into safe mode and then try my new GPU? Would this work and how would I do it?
    Reply to MatthewHolt87
  17. Well, since the card is in second slot anyway, you could try to boot with both cards installed (if your PSU has enough PCIe connectors for that) and see if windows can see 1060 in Device manager.
    Reply to DRagor
  18. I tried a safe boot, it did nothing. Are you thinking it is a faulty gpu then? It seems weird, the fans work perfectly, there must be something I can do
    Reply to MatthewHolt87
  19. I will try putting them both in
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  20. I've seen fans working perfectly on totally dead cards.
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  21. Okay I plugged them both in and the GTX 1060 is listed in the device manager. So the PC is recognising it, but it wont let it display? This is weird, any suggestions??
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  22. While you are at two cards: update drivers for 1060 (manually if need be), then connect monitor to 1060 and see if you get display at this point (you can switch video cable on running machine).
    Reply to DRagor
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