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Desperate to get 670 working

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a b U Graphics card
October 29, 2012 7:20:20 PM

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)

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System Information
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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

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DxDiag Notes
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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.

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System Devices
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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
Driver: n/a

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
Driver: n/a

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

Name: Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&SUBSYS_365317AA&REV_09\4&2506A7A0&0&00E4
Driver: n/a

Name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1189&SUBSYS_841A1043&REV_A1\4&C6D70F2&0&0008
Driver: n/a

Name: Intel(R) H61 Express Chipset Family LPC Interface Controller - 1C5C
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1C5C&SUBSYS_365317AA&REV_05\3&11583659&0&F8
Driver: C:\windows\system32\DRIVERS\msisadrv.sys, 6.01.7600.16385 (English), 7/14/2009 01:48:27, 15424 bytes

Name: Intel(R) 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 - 1C10
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1C10&SUBSYS_365317AA&REV_B5\3&11583659&0&E0
Driver: C:\windows\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys, 6.01.7601.17514 (English), 11/21/2010 03:23:47, 184704 bytes

Name: High Definition Audio Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0E0A&SUBSYS_841A1043&REV_A1\4&C6D70F2&0&0108
Driver: C:\windows\system32\DRIVERS\hdaudbus.sys, 6.01.7601.17514 (English), 11/21/2010 03:23:47, 122368 bytes

Name: Intel(R) Management Engine Interface
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1C3A&SUBSYS_365317AA&REV_04\3&11583659&0&B0
Driver: n/a

Name: Intel(R) Desktop/Workstation/Server Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1C02&SUBSYS_365317AA&REV_05\3&11583659&0&FA
Driver: C:\windows\system32\DRIVERS\iaStor.sys, 10.06.0000.1002 (English), 5/20/2011 16:53:44, 557848 bytes

Name: Intel(R) 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 1C2D
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1C2D&SUBSYS_365317AA&REV_05\3&11583659&0&D0
Driver: C:\windows\system32\drivers\usbehci.sys, 6.01.7601.17586 (English), 3/25/2011 03:29:04, 52736 bytes
Driver: C:\windows\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, 6.01.7601.17586 (English), 3/25/2011 03:29:14, 325120 bytes
Driver: C:\windows\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 6.01.7601.17586 (English), 3/25/2011 03:29:26, 343040 bytes

Name: Intel(R) 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 1C26
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1C26&SUBSYS_365317AA&REV_05\3&11583659&0&E8
Driver: C:\windows\system32\drivers\usbehci.sys, 6.01.7601.17586 (English), 3/25/2011 03:29:04, 52736 bytes
Driver: C:\windows\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, 6.01.7601.17586 (English), 3/25/2011 03:29:14, 325120 bytes
Driver: C:\windows\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 6.01.7601.17586 (English), 3/25/2011 03:29:26, 343040 bytes

Name: Xeon E3-1200/2nd Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) Processor Family PCI Express Root Port - 0101
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0101&SUBSYS_365317AA&REV_09\3&11583659&0&08
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.

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October 29, 2012 7:26:15 PM

Sounds like you have a defective video card. Ever thought about getting a warranty replacement?
a b U Graphics card
October 29, 2012 7:28:59 PM

I did contact the retailer about it and they suggested an RMA, but I repeated the fact that it works fine in a different system and they said they were wrong and the card isn't at fault.

I don't know a great deal about these things, can a card work in one system and not another, and it be the cards fault?
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a b U Graphics card
October 29, 2012 7:37:58 PM

RAM? I had an odd ram problem that gave me differing symptoms. Had disable the fast boot option to find it.
a b U Graphics card
October 29, 2012 7:39:37 PM

Is there anything I should check for or change? I have spare Corsair RAM sticks from a different build I could try.
a b U Graphics card
October 29, 2012 7:44:37 PM

It could be another component causing you troubles, is the whole machine new? Do you have integrated graphics available to try on there?
a b U Graphics card
October 29, 2012 7:46:31 PM

Yes the system does have integrated graphics and runs fine on it. The machine was a prebuilt Lenovo H430, and bought maybe 2 months ago.

Thanks for the replies.
a b U Graphics card
October 29, 2012 7:51:16 PM

Could be bad power supply or mother board. Try removing one ram stick at a time or simply replacing them with others.
a b U Graphics card
October 29, 2012 7:53:06 PM

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.
December 16, 2012 3:21:21 PM

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.
a b U Graphics card
December 16, 2012 3:41:57 PM

I got it sorted eventually, just needed a new motherboard.
April 8, 2013 8:43:47 AM

did you get a new lenovo branded M/B model MAHOBAY
or swap to a different one
!