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Radeon hd6950 no picture after driver install

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January 17, 2012 6:08:38 AM

Hello
Just built a system with the following


Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000


ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS


CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9


XFX HD-695X-CNDC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

PC Power and Cooling S75CF 750W EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS 150GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive


So my situation plays out like this. Install the system put windows 7 64 bit on my setup. Everything is setup using an hdmi cable. My motherboard is completely up to date.

Using either the xfx drivers on the web or the included DVD. The driver/ software installation goes fine. System runs fine, reboot for changes to take effect. System loads, bios flash screen shows, windows splash screen displays. Once it comes to for windows to boot the screen turns black. The computer is running, Windows's is going along fine, just can't see anything.

Reinstalled everything, same thing. Used different drivers. Same thing. Boot int safe mode, kill the card under device manager then everything is ok running the VGA at low res.

Running out of ideas
January 17, 2012 12:42:07 PM

This may be a silly question, but is your HDMI cable plugged into the MoBo HDMI port or the 6950 HDMI port. That was the first thing that came to mind.

Does the same thing happen with DVI?

Also, when you say xfx drivers on the web, are you going to xfx's website?

You should be getting your drivers directly from AMD.

It certainly sounds like a problem with windows selecting which GPU to use, since the Z68 chipset allows the sandy bridge GPU to be enabled, and a discrete card. You could also go to your BIOS and disable the onboard GPU to see if that forces Windows to use the 6950
February 2, 2012 10:12:46 PM

im having the EXACT same issue, its infuriating... works fine with no video card drivers. But as soon as i install them i get to the windows logo and BAM no picture. ive been looking for a few days and nothing anyones suggested has done anything

HELP MEEEEE

btw im running:

i7 2600 3.4

ASUS P8z68-v-pro/GEN3

MSI R6950 2 gb

dual corsair 4gb 1600



cant anyone say anything usefull?
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March 31, 2012 12:33:23 PM

*bump*

I'm having the exact same problem. Any ideas?
August 24, 2012 6:17:50 PM

Staninsocal said:
Hello
Just built a system with the following


Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000


ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS


CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9


XFX HD-695X-CNDC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

PC Power and Cooling S75CF 750W EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS 150GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive


So my situation plays out like this. Install the system put windows 7 64 bit on my setup. Everything is setup using an hdmi cable. My motherboard is completely up to date.

Using either the xfx drivers on the web or the included DVD. The driver/ software installation goes fine. System runs fine, reboot for changes to take effect. System loads, bios flash screen shows, windows splash screen displays. Once it comes to for windows to boot the screen turns black. The computer is running, Windows's is going along fine, just can't see anything.

Reinstalled everything, same thing. Used different drivers. Same thing. Boot int safe mode, kill the card under device manager then everything is ok running the VGA at low res.

Running out of ideas


I've been using an HD6950(flashed with 6970 bios) without any drivers. The problem i had with those drivers was that they kept on crashing in games. After uninstalling CCC, i had the exact same performance in games, i could run my monitors at the same resolution, i could even overclock my GPU using MSIafterburner and i didn't get any crashes anymore.

You might just trying the hd6950 as "standard vga adapter" without drivers and see what it brings you performance-wise.

Good luck
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