Monitor Won't Turn On with Graphics Card, Remote Software Works

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Hello everyone!

A couple days ago I put together a old new computer from parts I got from my neighbor. He gave me an AMD 4400+ AM2 CPU, an ASUS SLI-M2N68-LA Motherboard, a couple 1GB sticks of RAM and a GeForce 210.

I have assembled computers before, but I am not sure what is wrong with this. When the GPU is plugged into the PCIe slot, and the monitor is plugged into the VGA on the GPU, the monitor just goes into power-saving mode. When I first start the computer, I cannot see the BIOS splash screen. I can use my TeamViewer just fine. That is how I figured out that my computer is still working, just not the display.

When I take out the GPU and plug the monitor into the motherboard slot the computer works fine. I can use my Windows 10 OS fine. When the computer first starts, I can see the BIOS splash screen and access the BIOS. In the BIOS, I have adjusted the Primary Video Adapter to the PCIe x16 slot. I don't even know what to think about this problem. When I go to the NVidia website and download the drivers for my card using TeamViewer, the installer says that there is not any compatible hardware installed. I don't even know what to do.

Any help is appreciated!

UPDATE: I installed the NVIDIA drivers by force, making it install anyway using TeamViewer. Probably not the smartest decision, but no going back. Anyway, I tried my monitor and it still won't work. I shut it down and pulled out the GPU. I turned the computer back on, and the Device Manager still said it was the same GPU installed, same location and everything. It leads me to believe that Windows isn't even finding my GPU.
 

rhoban

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Sounds like the GPU might be dead. Did it work before your neighbor gave it to you?
The only way to actually test if it's working would be to put it into another PC.
 
make sure the mb has the newest bios to rule out a bios bug. make sure you have from amd web page the newest chipset drivers. if the mb has amd video and mb has amd chipset you may have to use an amd gpu. on a few of those mb the bios was set up to to a hybried crossfire with the onboard and low end gpu.
 
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He told me that he used the GPU until he upgraded. It has been sitting around the house for months. He told me it did work, he just wanted the speed upgrade.
 

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