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    Exclamation Nvidia Graphics 7600 gs not being detected by dell computer

    I have installed a nvidia 7600gs into a dell optiplex 330. The computer defaults to on-board video even though I have it set to PEG (pci express graphics). Help

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    P.S Windows does not detect it either.

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    I don't understand what you mean by "I have it set to PEG (pci express graphics)".

    You'll need to have very specifically gone into your BIOS and disabled "on board" graphics.
    And your monitor will need to be connected to the card's DVI ports. (obviously)
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    Try putting your nvidia card into a different slot. Also, go into Device Manager and see what is listed there under Display Adapters. If the nvidia card is not listed, then right click on Display Adapters and choose Scan for Hardware Changes. See if it shows up.
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    Sorry for the late reply, work has been very busy. There is only 1 PCIe slot on the mobo, and i know it works because i tested it with a PCIe sound card and it worked.

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    It's possible that the card is damaged, or a specific portion of your PCIe slot.
    Most sound cards will have much fewer pins/contacts than a GPU card.

    1 Test the PCIe slot with another sound card if possible.
    2 Have the card tested in another computer and ensure that it has power connected (if it has an independent power intake).
    3 Clean and carefully inspect both the card's pins/contacts, and that of the PCIe slot. You can use a QTip slightly dampened with isop alcohol to clean it.
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    I've had this problem on occasion and it usually took a CMOS jumper reset (or pull the mobo battery and short the battery contacts while pressing and holding in the power button for ten seconds or so) to get the BIOS to kick out the configuration lock it has on the onboard graphics and recognize the PCIe slot graphics. Keep in mind that this action will also reset all other BIOS settings so it might be a good idea to write them all down first in order to set them again as needed.

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