Sorry if this has been posted before

Components: Intel core i5 2400 CPU, biostar h61mlv3 motherboard, corsair vs550 psu, 8gb ram, sandisk ssd

OK, so after upgrading GPU to gtx 960 (gigabyte 4gb) i cant get a display.

Previously, I had a gt 730 which ran fine

I have tried the following:

  • Updating BIOS (now fully updated from biostar website)

  • Uninstalled gt 730 drivers using ddu uninstaller

  • Fully reinstalled windows 10 (to be sure no gt 730 stuff remained)

  • Attempted to install drivers from nvidia website whilst gpu was in (using the integrated graphics) but got error message "The graphics driver could not find any compatible hardware"

  • Searched for display drivers in device manager but couldn't find any other than Intel HD graphics (no drivers in "other" folder)

  • Finally, I tested the new GPU in my brothers newly built computer (he is using same power supply model) and IT WORKED (without any driver installs). This threw me because I thought the GPU was faulty. He was using a z97d3h gigabyte motherboard/i3 4160 processor.

I am certain it was seated correctly.

So could it be the biostar motherboard? it had pcie 3.0 and intel chipset h61.

Is there a BIOS setting I should change?

  • 2
    Would need more clarification on "Doesn't Work." Do you get a display at all when starting the computer? Can you do windows 10 setup w/ the card installed? Are you missing any motherboard drive installs? – N. Greene Apr 26 '16 at 19:07
  • Both 6/8 pin power connectors fitted? – Mokubai Apr 26 '16 at 19:35
  • the connectors definitely fitted and i dont get any display at all from the card – chuck norris Apr 27 '16 at 7:10
  • both the fans spin – chuck norris Apr 27 '16 at 7:13
  • I take it the card is appearing in the device manager? It might sound stupid but have you plugged the screen into the connectors on the card not the motherboard (I have had to deal with several self-built PCs where they had done this)? – Burgi May 3 '16 at 0:49

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