Well I got my gtx 690 signature edition this morning, of course I was extremely excited about all this. 14 hours later I'm still trying to troubleshoot it. Here's what I'm looking at; power on computer, get to windows loading screen. When it goes to pop into windows and let me type in my password, my screen goes blank. If I uninstall the card from the device manager I can boot into windows, but only until I restart it again to finish installing drivers. I'm looking to get some more ideas before I decide to RMA this card.
Running a P8p67 Revolution board, and Sandy Bridge I7 2600k, and previously two radeon 5770's
Let's see if I can remember some things I've tried already:
Changed PCI-E slots
Changed the cord to every plug on the card
Disabled startup programs and services
Checked and reseated power supply cables
Tried different versions of drivers
Unplugged all external peripherals to ensure no interference
Probably some other things I missed that should be added to that.
The only other idea I have is, looking at the fact that it's the signature edition, the card is factory overclocked from 950mhz to 1019mhz. I want to try and downclock it to 950 to see if it'll help, but I can't use any of the OC programs from safe mode.
Maybe someone who has one can copy a profile for me with the origional clocks? I don't even know at this point.
Well your psu is definitely not an issue. Did you use driver sweeper? I would try with your friend...and maybe put his in your system (haha). Ignore my sexual jokes.
But in all seriousness try stuff in this order:
-swap the 2 690s. If yours doesnt work in his system but his works in your then yours is bad.
-if his works in his but not your its probably software related and unless you can pin down the cause a clean install of windows will probably be needed.
I had a similar issue, could boot into windows but it was using a safe-mode-vga to boot into windows. So i could see I was getting a hardware level error in device manager.
I fixed it by installing windows on a junk drive in the same box, once i installed windows (with fresh drivers) it not only worked just fine on the new install, but it had corrected the incorrect clock values that my card seemed to have shipped with. Now I could remove the new drive and boot into my old OS with the new card.
Short story: try a dvi cable to see if the card is crashing into safe mode, if so do a fresh install with drivers first, and try the other cable.