Yes I've made about 500 threads over the last 3 days, but I'm close to giving up. I got a Asus 670, and it lasts about 5-15 seconds after Windows loads up and I'm prompted to enter a password to login, and then it black screens and never comes back. Initially it was crash, recover, crash etc. but it stopped doing that.
Things I've tried-
-Testing it in a different PC (worked flawlessly, benched and ran fine, no issues installing drivers or anything, exactly what was expected of it)
-Installing different drivers, 306.23, 306.97 and 310.33 don't work. I cant find older ones.
-Deleting every Nvidia named folder in System 32's driver store I could find so Windows cant try and install the drivers for the card itself
-Installing in safemode
-Installing just the drivers, no audio or Physx. Also tried installing everything.
-Disabling onboard audio in the BIOS
-Forcing priority to the PCIe graphics adapter in the BIOS
-Uninstalling Realtek everything
-System isn't PCIe 3.0 capable so I have no option in the BIOS of disabling or enabling it
Silverstone 500w ST50F-ES, motherboard is a crap Lenovo Mahobay, version is ECKT16A, BIOS date 04/06/12.
DxDiag, (Done with no Nvidia drivers installed)
Time of this report: 10/29/2012, 19:44:15
Machine name: -------------
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: LENOVO
System Model: Lenovo H430
BIOS: LENOVO BIOS Rev: ECKT16A 0.0
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2320 CPU @ 3.00GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8156MB RAM
Page File: 1748MB used, 14563MB available
Windows Dir: C:\windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: 120 DPI (125 percent)
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 64bit Unicode
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No sound card was found. If one is expected, you should install a sound driver provided by the hardware manufacturer.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Name: Intel(R) 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller - 1C22
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1C22&SUBSYS_365317AA&REV_05\3&11583659&0&FB
Name: 2nd Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) Processor Family DRAM Controller - 0100
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0100&SUBSYS_365317AA&REV_09\3&11583659&0&00
Name: Intel(R) 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 5 - 1C18
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1C18&SUBSYS_365317AA&REV_B5\3&11583659&0&E4
Driver: C:\windows\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys, 6.01.7601.17514 (English), 11/21/2010 03:23:47, 184704 bytes
Went through the loop of installing drivers, rebooting, realizing it doesn't work, booting in safemode, killing everything with Driver Sweeper, rebooting and so on, at-least 15 times. Whats wrong with my PC thats stopping the card from working?
If anyone has the slightest clue please help. Thanks.
Well the system has functioned fine with a 7850, 7950 and 6850, used it with a 7950 not 2 weeks ago. Does that mean anything or could they have degraded in that time? I haven't tried a different graphics card in it since running into the issues with the 670, so maybe I should.
It sounds like the exact same problem I was having. When you tested the video card out on the other system to make sure it was working did you use a VGA cable with adapter instead of a DVI cable? I could hook up a standard VGA cable with adapter but when I went to plug in a DVI it would give me the black screen of death. The problem is in the cards DVI connection. I sent the card back and got another and it worked fine. BTW my card was a ASUS GTX 660ti.