To give a little background here, as of now I am borrowing a friends Gigabyte GA-F2A85XM-D3H motherboard and AMD A10-5800k APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics until I get my parts which may not be for awhile. So I also put my newly bought graphics card, my XFX CORE RADEON 7870 1000M 2GB D5 2XmDP HDMI 2XDVI to be exact.BUT, there is a major problem. I get no picture. I have tried everything I can think of. The long paragraph below is the exact ticket i sent to XFX customer support for it, along with system specs.
My OS is Win7 x64 Professional.
CPU(APU) listed above
Mobo listed above.
*Although I am only borrowing these parts for a short while i do think it is very odd that not matter what i try, from BIOs to disabling the integrated graphics, that I get NO signal from my monitor. I have switched HDMI cords and the works, I am not sure if this is a priority issue and it just will not recognize the GPU or what, but I am out of options and I do not have another system available to test my GPU in. I get into it a little more in the green paragraph below.
---If need be, tomorrow I will post pictures of the steps I take to get the results listed below, such as my error messages from my GPU installation CD. It is a little late now and i just wanted to post this on here for hopefully some more feedback on what the problem may be, especially if it may be as a simple as clicking something.---
I am not sure what the problem is here. The fans to my GPU work great. But I get absolutely no picture. As of now to get picture I have my HDMI hooked up to my APU via my motherboard. I have tried everything that my friends and I can think of. From changing things in the BIOs to restarting my computer with only an HDMI into my GPU. (IMPORTANT-- ) When I do install the driver installation CD for the GPU, the first thing that pops up after I click "Run Setup" for the CD is "We were unable to detect an XFX product at this time. We recommend to click cancel, and restart your computer. If problem persists, click OK to continue installing the drivers from the disk." I have done both. and when I click OK to continue installing drivers . It brings up the next menu and i select my language (English) and proceed to the "System Check" part. there is a option that is labeled "Installed Drivers", I click it and it says "Check xfxforce.com for the Optimized Driver." I have come here and installed "Windows Vista 64-bit Catalyst - AMD Catalyst Software for HD-7000 models" and ran it and still nothing. When looking on Device Manger through the start program on windows it only shows the integrated graphics of the APU. I do not know if this is a priority issue, or if my GPU just will not produce picture, but I am out of options. As a last resort, i am downloading "Windows 7 64-bit Catalyst - AMD Catalyst driver for HD-7800 models" from your site. Which seems promising, but its downloading at the speed of a turtle, especially compared to the previous program which downloaded in about 10 minutes. This one is going to take about 2 hours for some reason. So I decided to do this in the meantime. Hopefully I have all info needed.
The most obvious thing to check is if the card is seated and wired correctly, but I'll assume you checked that already.
Try using the middle line of aceattwister's first post (boot into the BIOS and change the graphics setting to the PCIe slot).
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