Question GPU turns on, but no display

Jan 9, 2022
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2 days ago I bought and installed a second m.2 SSD into my motherboard but I had to remove the GPU to get to it. Afterwards I tried to restart my pc but didn't get any display at all.
This is what I've tried so far:
  • putting the GPU into another system to check that it works
  • checked all sticks of ram and my psu in another system to see if they work. Checked the ram slots on my motherboard to see if they work
  • booted up pc with integrated graphics to check it boots up still.
  • moved GPU into another pcie slot
  • cleared CMOS
  • updated bios
  • checked all Cables multiple times
  • I even bought a brand new motherboard because I assumed it was dead but I'm having the same issue on the new motherboard.
I've tried everything all the components of my system work individually and my system boots normally when using the integrated graphics but It doesn't work when I'm using my GPU even though it works fine. Please help me.

My specs are:
CPU Intel i5 11600
GPU GTX 1060 6gb
RAM HyperX fury 16gb
Motherboard asus TUF gaming b560 plus WiFi (new mobo) gigabyte aorus b560 wiif (old mobo)
PSU Corsair RM750



UPDATE:

So this morning i was messing around double checking everything again. I put the GPU into the PCIe x16 slot, and nothing happened, I put it into the PCIe x4 slot on the new motherboard and it works fine. On my old motherboard the GPU didn't work in any of the slots at all.

Did I really just get two motherboards with broken PCIe slots....
 
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Phaaze88

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It can, yes, but it's not specific in its path.
You swapped mobos and nothing changed, but the gpu works in another PC. You get video out when using iGPU. You've doubled over the cable connections, right?

It sounds like something got taken out in what should've been a simple swap... monitor cable went bad, or you lost a video port off the gpu - you didn't say whether you used the same video port when trying it in a different system.
 
Jan 9, 2022
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It can, yes, but it's not specific in its path.
You swapped mobos and nothing changed, but the gpu works in another PC. You get video out when using iGPU. You've doubled over the cable connections, right?

It sounds like something got taken out in what should've been a simple swap... monitor cable went bad, or you lost a video port off the gpu - you didn't say whether you used the same video port when trying it in a different system.

Yeah i've double checked connections, unplugged and replugged everything back in one. I've been alternating between the two hdmi ports on the back of the card whilst using the same HDMI cable, so at this point given how many times i've swapped it, I'll have used both ports on both systems.


The only component I can think of now is the CPU. Its only component I can't check on another system or swap out for another one to test. Even though it's working fine, could it be causing an issue? I've always assumed that if a CPU is damaged/broken/whatever the PC just wouldn't boot or would perform poorly in benchmarking tests(i've run a benchmark test and the CPU comes up well).
 

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make sure the internal connection are Dust-free. Built-up dust, debris, dirt, and even oils from your skin may prevent the components from getting electrical signals.