I am running the following specs:
- Motherboard: Asus H61M-C
- Processor: Intel Pentium G2030 (Ivy Bridge) @ 3.00GHz
- RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury 1600MHz 8GB Blue
- GPU: Palit GeForce GTX 750 Ti StormX Dual (2GB GDDR5)
- HDD: 500GB Toshiba 7200RPM
- PSU: Corsair VS450
- Case: Rakk Anyag Frost
- Case Fans: (2x) 120mm Rakk Ounos X White
Everything works just fine until I decided to change my cpu/processor to Intel Core i5-2500 (Sandy Bridge) @ 3.30GHz
I get a display when using onboard, while no display when plugging my VGA cable to the GPU. I can't even see the BIOS, it is simply shows no display.
I am well aware that my GPU is PCI-E 3.0 while my new processor can only support up to PCI-E 2.0. I have read that PCI-E 3.0 is backwards compatible so it must be compatible with my new processor.
I don't know if I broke my GPU just by changing the processor but I don't think so. I know the computer boots just fine but only without display.
When using onboard GPU, I can see from the software Speccy that my PCI-E 3.0 slot is my motherboard is available when it's clearly there's a video card seated there. My system is unable to detect my video card even in the device manager it does not show up.
What I have tried so far:
- Removing the CMOS battery, pressing the power button 15 seconds, then reinstall CMOS battery.
- Updated the BIOS to the latest available.
- Reseating the GPU.
- Setting the primary display to PCI-E (default is auto but my Mobo does not save the settings as when I save the settings to PCIE it always changes back to default, it seems like it does not detect a PCIE card that's why it reverts to default).
- Uninstalling/Reinstalling graphic drivers.
- Cleaning GPU pins with eraser.
What I will try next:
- Putting back my old processor.
- Try another monitor.
- Try another VGA cable.
- Reformat my system. Try another GPU in my system (I don't have extra GPU to try it with).
- Try the GPU in another system (I don't have another system or a friend near me to try to).
What do you guys think I can do?