My GeForce 7600 GS was struggling to play games well so I decided to upgrade to a XFX 9800 GT I have had lying around for quite a while that a friend didn't need for a build he had intended doing.
However, after swapping the cards the 9800 is not recognised.
I have an ABit AB9 mobo on Windows 7. I did a fresh install this week. After swapping the cards, I am running my display through the card.
I thought it might be PSU not having power but I have a Thermaltake TR2 500, which surely has enough power?
I checked the 9800 for unplugged cables but it has no 6 pin connector/any power supply connectors to connect to.
I ran Driver Sweeper, checked Add/Remove programs to remove drivers there and tried to uninstall via Device Manager. I installed the drivers for a 9800 GT off Nvidia's website.
The 9800 is still not recognised and despite having the drivers on, video is choppy.
What is strange is that the 7600 GS is still found in device manager and on Windows start up, it still wants to download the drivers even though the card is not there and I've done my best to get rid of all traces of the drivers for it.
What should I do? Is the card dead? Any point doing a new reinstall?