Windows 10: No signal to monitor with NVIDIA GeForce GTX970

  1.    08 May 2016 #1

    No signal to monitor with NVIDIA GeForce GTX970


    Hi all

    Purchased a new CyberPower Gaming Elite II PC 2 days ago and have since been unable to get a signal going from the NVIDIA GeForce GTX970 to my monitor. Granted it is an old monitor with a VGA connection and so have used the adapter that came with the computer to convert it to DVI but still, there's no signal going to the monitor. Do I need to upgrade my monitor? I have tested a HDMI cable going from the PC to my TV but that doesn't seem to provide a signal either! I'm out of options that I can think of!

    Any help greatly appreciated,

    Kind Regards,

    Sam.
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  2.    08 May 2016 #2

    If you're not getting a signal to the monitor during POST (power on self test), I'd expect a hardware problem.

    Are there any diagnostic LEDs on the motherboard?
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  3.    09 May 2016 #3

    bobkn said: View Post
    If you're not getting a signal to the monitor during POST (power on self test), I'd expect a hardware problem.

    Are there any diagnostic LEDs on the motherboard?
    Not that I can see, there's just some blue LED lights which always seem to be on as soon as I power up. The onboard graphics work when I'm plugged directly into that port, but then when I use the adapter to plug my monitor into the GeForce graphics card, my monitor screen just stays on standby.
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  4.    09 May 2016 #4

    Muel07 said: View Post
    Not that I can see, there's just some blue LED lights which always seem to be on as soon as I power up. The onboard graphics work when I'm plugged directly into that port, but then when I use the adapter to plug my monitor into the GeForce graphics card, my monitor screen just stays on standby.
    Sounds like the motherboard isn't switching to the discrete card.

    Is there a BIOS setting for graphics priority?
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  5.    10 May 2016 #5

    Control Panel/Device Manager/Display Adapters: What do you see there about the GTX970?
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  6.    10 May 2016 #6

    I had a case where they computer would not recognize the graphics card until I updated the bios.
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    Windows 10 Pro (Mix of Builds) / Linux Mint
       10 May 2016 #7

    In addition to setting device in BIOS, did you plug in the 6 or 8 pin connector to the card in addition to plugging it into a PCI-E slot?

    It will not work if you only placed it in the slot, it needs the extra power leads.
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    Wndows 10 x64 Home version 1803
       10 May 2016 #8

    RWOne said: View Post
    In addition to setting device in BIOS, did you plug in the 6 or 8 pin connector to the card in addition to plugging it into a PCI-E slot?

    It will not work if you only placed it in the slot, it needs the extra power leads.
    The GTX970 takes two 6 pin power leads.
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