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My GTX 760 4GB doesn't pass BIOS screen

Hello. I recently purchased a Gigabyte GTX 760 4GB series and when I fitted the GPU, it does not load past the BIOS screen. It would remain in the startup screen as if frozen and I cannot get to the BIOS menu at all.

Every once or so often, the machine would emit a short single beep before returning silent. This would recur every time the machine is left to see if it would load. All power connectors have been plugged and the GPU is seated correctly. I just don't know if it's DOA or plain won't work.

My Power Supply rating is 600W, while the GTX 760 should be able to operate on a 500W PSU. So I'm in a confusion.

Other specs of PC that might be of help:
16GB RAM
X79-UD5 Gigabyte Motherboard
Running a Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium.

Thank you.

----------------UPDATE-----------------

The 'OK' beep plays after startup, but after several more moments of waiting, another beep is emitted after the 'OK' beep.

Also, it managed to go past the BIOS Screen but is now stuck at a black page with a blinking _ (underscore).

----------------UPDATE-----------------

Problem was solved. Those who seek remedy to the same problem to mine, you should try Updating your BIOS to the very latest driver available.
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  1. Are both the pci-e power connectors seated in the card?

    If so, if you have another PC to test the card in, that would be the best first step. A single beep is the "all's well" at the end of POST.

    If you don't have another PC, I would try going into the BIOS- southbridge and setting the pci-e type to "gen1" or the corresponding value in your BIOS (gen1, gen2, gen3 corresponding to pci-e versions).
  2. What PSU specifically is it? I have seen some really bad 600w psus that dont have enough amps on the 12v rail to run a 760
  3. GTX 760 needs a 1x6pin and 1x 6+2pin.
  4. RobCrezz said:
    What PSU specifically is it? I have seen some really bad 600w psus that dont have enough amps on the 12v rail to run a 760


    All that I can tell is that it's a Corsair 600W PSU.

    lp231 said:
    GTX 760 needs a 1x6pin and 1x 6+2pin.


    Please read my description carefully. I stated that I plugged all the power cables in.
  5. quilciri said:
    Are both the pci-e power connectors seated in the card?

    If so, if you have another PC to test the card in, that would be the best first step. A single beep is the "all's well" at the end of POST.

    If you don't have another PC, I would try going into the BIOS- southbridge and setting the pci-e type to "gen1" or the corresponding value in your BIOS (gen1, gen2, gen3 corresponding to pci-e versions).


    The GTX 760 requires PCI-e 3.0, so I'll doubt that if I switch to a Gen 1 or Gen 2 it'll work.
  6. Just want to make sure it's a 6 pin and 6+2 pin. There are some who plugged in a single 4 pin into the motherboard when it requires a 4+4pin to work and they also say "I plugged in all the power cables".
    GTX 760 is PCI 3.0, it's backwards with 2.0
    What is your CPU and Power Supply? From the sound of your reply "Corsair 600w", it seems you're not sure which model it is.
    If you can open up the case and take a picture of the power supply and post it here will be very helpful.
  7. lp231 said:
    Just want to make sure it's a 6 pin and 6+2 pin. There are some who plugged in a single 4 pin into the motherboard when it requires a 4+4pin to work and they also say "I plugged in all the power cables".
    GTX 760 is PCI 3.0, it's backwards with 2.0
    What is your CPU and Power Supply? From the sound of your reply "Corsair 600w", it seems you're not sure which model it is.
    If you can open up the case and take a picture of the power supply and post it here will be very helpful.


    Very well, it is connected to the included external power supply cable that it came with which was a 6 pin and an 8 pin. And as for image reference, I have one that is identical (100%) mine. The image is located here.

    http://solik.com/images/atrex/ps-600-thermotale.jpg

    The CPU is a LGA-2011 Intel i7 3820.
  8. Best answer
    VKAllen said:


    The GTX 760 requires PCI-e 3.0, so I'll doubt that if I switch to a Gen 1 or Gen 2 it'll work.


    Incorrect. Any PCI-e card will work in any PCI-e version.

    ...of course if you're running a R9 290 on 4 lanes of pci-e 1.0, you will see massively reduced performance, but the card will work.

    ....fyi AMD boards only support PCI-e 2.0.. AMD would sure have a mess on their hands if you couldn't pair a gtx 760 with their chips :)
  9. quilciri said:
    VKAllen said:


    The GTX 760 requires PCI-e 3.0, so I'll doubt that if I switch to a Gen 1 or Gen 2 it'll work.


    Incorrect. Any PCI-e card will work in any PCI-e version.

    ...of course if you're running a R9 290 on 4 lanes of pci-e 1.0, you will see massively reduced performance, but the card will work.

    ....fyi AMD boards only support PCI-e 2.0.. AMD would sure have a mess on their hands if you couldn't pair a gtx 760 with their chips :)


    Thanks for your efforts in trying to help me with my problem, but I've fixed the problem already. Thanks quil.
  10. have you updated your bios? it happend to me too when i replaced my 560 to a 770 and it required me to update my motherboards bios and it worked fine after
  11. VKAllen said:


    Thanks for your efforts in trying to help me with my problem, but I've fixed the problem already. Thanks quil.


    NP, great! what was the issue?
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