The Mad Moderator
- Feb 19, 2007
- 11,960 (3.03/day)
- Wherever I can find the iron.
|Processor||Haswell i7 4770K|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte z79 UD5H Black Edition|
|Cooling||Cryorig R1 Ultimate|
|Memory||Gskill Trident DDR3 2400|
|Video Card(s)||Asus 7970 Direct CU II|
|Storage||Kingston Hyper Fury 240 SSD/ WD Black 640GB|
|Case||Fractal Design R5|
|Power Supply||XFX 650w|
|Software||Win 7/Win 10 Tech preview|
I just uninstalled my 8600gts, and installed a 2900xt that I just purchased from a TPU member. After uninstalling the drivers, I rebooted windows and ran driver cleaner. I then shut down the system. I installed the 2900xt, double checking it was well seated and plugged in both pci-e connectors. I started up the system. I got through the bios flash screen, then the screen goes blank. I tried again, same thing...no dice. I then installed the 8600gts, and everything fired up just fine. What's up with this? I don't think the cards bad, as it was purchased from a reputable tpu member, and he verified it was running prior to shipping it to me. One thing I do notice. When I'm running the 8600gts, even before the bios splash screen comes up, I get a screen that recognizes the 8600gts, and counts the memory. I did NOT receive the same screen with the 2900xt...whats up with this. Please help guys!!