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Upgraded to new GPU, random black screens then max GPU fan speeds.

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July 1, 2014 3:51:14 PM

I recently upgraded from a gtx 770 to a 780ti. The 770 ran just fine for about two months. This 780ti worked fine for the last 3 or so days up until today. Here's a link to my exact build:http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xqvkgs

I see dozens of these threads everywhere, all different solutions. Screen goes black and turns off, PC stays on, gpu fans go to max speed until you force it to shut down. I haven't installed anything since the graphics card/drivers, and I believe my bios is on the latest version. Any help would be greatly appreciated, it happens randomly, sometimes even when loading the login screen. I stresstested the GPU when I got it and everything went well.

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July 1, 2014 4:05:32 PM

did you reinstall drivers? been to windows updates lately?
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July 1, 2014 4:20:16 PM

swifty_morgan said:
did you reinstall drivers? been to windows updates lately?


Nothing at windows updates, and I removed drivers then reinstalled before putting new 780ti in PC. I do have a feelings that this wasn't completely successful though, and some files are interfering.
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July 1, 2014 4:35:54 PM

ITS SIMPLE JUST REMOVE YOUR GPU THEN TRY YOUR PC IF ITS OK THEN GPU IS FAULTY...
I THINK IT WILL BE STILL IN WARRANTY SO REPLACE IT...
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July 1, 2014 4:38:56 PM

Yeah I'm not sure what the problem is, but that answer couldn't have been less helpful. The 780ti is fresh from an RMA a couple days ago, and out of the dozens of other identical incidents it was almost never the GPU. And capital letters aren't helpful/needed.
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July 1, 2014 4:47:01 PM

did you try under clocking the cards gpu and ram at all? ( not the system -- the card )
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July 1, 2014 4:52:07 PM

swifty_morgan said:
did you try under clocking the cards gpu and ram at all? ( not the system -- the card )


I've never touched clocking on this system, 780ti runs at around 80 C at full load so I didn't want it any hotter.
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July 1, 2014 4:56:33 PM

under clock................... make the card's processor and ram run *slower*. sometimes these over clocked cards are running near max that they are capable of. backing off might help.
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July 1, 2014 5:12:29 PM

I'll try, but this will happen sometimes before it even finishes loading the login screen. When I remove all the drivers with DDU, the problems seem to go away, but obviously not having the nvidia geforce drivers is unrealistic. I'm going to attempt to just remove the drivers then reinstall them via windows update, hopefully it goes well =\
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July 1, 2014 5:21:19 PM

check monitor cable. is it tight at both ends? swap cable. try a different monitor or hook to tv possible?

did you check ram for errors?
hard drive..ditto.. how full is the drive?
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July 1, 2014 5:26:44 PM

swifty_morgan said:
check monitor cable. is it tight at both ends? swap cable. try a different monitor or hook to tv possible?

did you check ram for errors?
hard drive..ditto.. how full is the drive?


Checked monitor, definitely all set and doesn't make sense it would make GPU fans go instantly crazy, hard drive is about 100gb full out of 4TB. Ram is also good. Problems didn't arise until trying to put a 780ti into the PC that previously had 770 drivers.
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July 1, 2014 5:48:48 PM

did you under clock it yet?
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July 1, 2014 5:58:41 PM

swifty_morgan said:
did you under clock it yet?


Same problem there as well. The second after installing nvidia anything the fan problems come back after restarting, without the drivers nothing bad happens. I don't have an SSD yet, and really do not want to do a fresh install of windows for the inevitable not working GPU.
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July 1, 2014 6:13:42 PM

turn off windows auto update and auto driver updates....... go to add/remove and uninstall nvidia drivers. reboot. after windows finds card install drivers but do an advanced or custom install. only install graphics drivers and physx drivers.

also, is the back of the card getting enough air flow?
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July 1, 2014 6:18:49 PM

May I suggest checking the PSU and cables connecting the card. If you are using a splitter, ie single cable with the 6 and 8 pins ends, try using two PCIe cables to power the card. Also check that the integrated GPU is disabled is BIOS.

Cheers

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July 1, 2014 6:22:08 PM

Airflow is fine, card is always at a pretty low temp, I've double checked the PSU cables and am using two pci-e for the gpu. I'm currently custom installing nvidia drivers, one by one, to see which one causes it. I've also just tried switching pci-e slots, no luck.

EDIT: Scratch that, switching pci-e slots seems to have stopped the problem for now. Several other people having this problem before stated it was only temporary, so I'm hoping it isn't and my PSU isn't slowly messing up my pci-e slots.

I obviously now have one nonfunctioning pci-e slot, so any advice there would be appreciated. Worth noting that when first using a new pci-e slot, all drivers, including the "780ti" driver, are installed/reinstalled.
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July 1, 2014 7:30:07 PM

curious, can you go into the bios and pick "first" pci-e slot? some of the older boards were that way.

also, while there, check the pci-e to see ( or make it run at ) 100. don't let it run at auto.

set the ram to run at 1333. just do it.
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July 1, 2014 7:49:56 PM

did you by any chance read the reviews on this board before you purchased it?
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July 2, 2014 1:37:42 AM

swifty_morgan said:
did you by any chance read the reviews on this board before you purchased it?


Reviews were generally favorable, with a handful of DOA like most boards, but I've been using it for the past month or so no problems. I'll check bios when I get home today.
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July 2, 2014 7:07:15 AM

i read different reviews........... not from review sites but from etail sites where people give their views after purchase.
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