Just picked up this WX 3200 to replace my FirePro V4900. I've been building and playing with PCs for 20+ years, and I've never had this happen: I install the card, power up the machine and....nothing. No display.
I did manage to put both cards into the machine and get the WX 3200 to install and work, but I'm guessing driver conflicts are causing the WX 3200 driver to crash, so that's not an option. I've never installed a video card into a machine and not had a display so I could see the machine POST.
I'm at a loss.
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I did, but the WX 3200 driver crashes after a short time. I assume that's a driver conflict between the WX 3200 and FirePro V4900 drivers. If you remove the FirePro, you're back to square one, no display. If it had continued to work, that would have been an acceptable workaround. Still kinda stupid, but acceptable.
Ok, well the output of the text file is more than 35,000 characters, so I can't post it, and I don't see an option for simply attaching the text file.
So now what?
fsadough, one step ahead of you on most of this:
BIOS was updated to latest version, reset to defaults.
Chipset drivers have been updated
Windows is having trouble pushing the latest update, so that has yet to be done, but like with the chipset drivers, I don't think this is an OS related issue, since the card has no video during POST.
I'll double check the Intel integrated graphics, but if that's been enabled, it's been enabled since the system was assembled years ago, and there has never been a monitor attached to the on board video.
I've been using DDU every time I tried a different configuration to make this card work.
The card has been tried in multiple PCIe slots, all with the same results.
The card has been tried in a completely different computer with the same result: no video on POST.
Additionally, I installed a nVidia card yesterday to boot the machine, then installed the WX 3200 and its drivers. It has a display, connected to two monitors, but this results in some REALLY bizarre system operation: I was just transferring files from one folder to another, with that file transfer dialog being on one of the monitors connected to the WX 3200. The system immediately became choppy and unresponsive, and when I managed to open task manager, the CPU was maxed out with interrupt requests. Also, when the computer goes to the lock screen, and then to power save so that the monitors shut off, it starts blinking between the displays, and they never fully shut off. One display on nVidia, two on the 3200. Once you log back in, it takes a couple of minutes for one of the displays to come back up, all the while Windows is trying to figure out what objects should be on what monitor. It's really strange.
It's passive. I didn't think anything of it because once I got the old card and new card in and got a video signal, I figured it had to be something else. I wasn't even aware of these cables coming in active or passive until you mentioned it.
Here's an example of one: https://www.amazon.com/CableCreation-DisplayPort-Eyefinity-Multi-Screen-Support/dp/B01FM50QJC
The "Active" adapters are more compatible then the "Passive" type adapter or cables.
I shouldn't need an active cable. Like I said, I can get video if I can boot the computer with the old card and install the drivers, and the DisplayPort 1.3 standard includes dual mode operation, so you can use a passive cable. This card has DisplayPort 1.4, but that feature from 1.3 carries forward.