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AMD Radeon 7970 Showing as "Standard VGA Adapter"

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November 29, 2013 3:24:34 AM

Ok, So I have put the following build together and at first glance everything appears hunky dory, But...

I have issues with the graphics card showing up as "Standard VGA Adapter" in Device manager. I have been looking around the net and have found similar issues but none that are exactly the same as my own troubling times.

As I say, this is a new build so there is no issues with previously installed graphics adapters.

The drivers have been installed from the disc and downloaded from the website.

From what I can see in the UEFI BIOS it is set to PCI as primary device but I cant see anywhere to disable the onboard graphics adapter. (Im not what you would refer to as a "whizz" with the BIOS)


The bizarre thing is that sometimes when I boot up, it boots into Windows without a problem and the GFX shows up in devmgmt as it should and all works fine, in fact it was ok for a couple of days but then last night I came to boot up and it had reverted back to not working, with NO changes at all to the hardware or software.

Im pretty much running out of ideas now, so any help that can be provided on here would be brill...



    AMD Radeon 7970 HD GHz Edt 3GB PCI-E 3.0
    750 Watt Builder Series CX 750 Modular Power Supply
    Asus Z87-K Socket 1150 ATX Motherboard
    Intel Core i5 4670K
    Corsair 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Vengeance Memory
    Windows 7 Ultimate, 64bit


Thanks all...
November 29, 2013 3:36:37 AM

Sounds like the card may be intermittently faulty! Perhaps you could try cleaning the contacts? It's a long shot but who knows it might work. Otherwise I would return the card for a new one.
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November 29, 2013 3:57:59 AM

Its worth a try, that was going to be my course of action this evening/tomorrow morning with an air duster. :( 
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November 29, 2013 3:57:59 AM

Its worth a try, that was going to be my course of action this evening/tomorrow morning with an air duster. :( 
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December 3, 2013 4:34:07 AM

Ok, so I think I figured it out.

It was playing up again yesterday. I opened up the case and made sure all of the connections were seated correctly to which they were. I unplugged the jumpers from the motherboard for the front USB ports and it booted up fine.

Im going to keep my eye on it though and see if is fully fixed, permanently.
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