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EVGA GTX 670 4gb Black Screens on Startup

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I am having a minor issue with my new EVGA GTX 670 4gb version.

Each morning when I startup my system, neither of my 2x monitors gets a signal, just black screens. Windows loads fine, just no digital signal.
Hitting restart always works, screens lock in a digital display no problem.

I just bought the GTX 670 as an upgrade from ATI HD 5850, along with other upgrades listed below.
System specs:
Win 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1 installed on a Kingston 64gb SSD HD
850w Corsair PSU NEW
ASUS P7P55D PRO mobo
i7 860 stock speeds
GTX 670 4gb 301.42 drivers
12gb Corsair Vengance RAM DDR3 1333 NEW
128 gb OCZ SSD drive NEW
Western Digital 640 gb internal HD
Samsung Buffalo external 1tb HD
Western Digital 500gb external HD
Corsair Vengance 2000 wireless headset plugged into front USB ports and set to default playback & recording device
2x Samsung displays connected to GTX via DVI cords

Things I've tried so far:
1. Driver sweeper - reinstalled 301.42 without HDMI audio drivers
2. Disabled NVIDIA HD Audio device in device manager
3. Updated the GPU's firmware to v80.04.31

After all those proceedures, I restarted system (worked fine) then shutdown and cold started (also worked fine) so each time I thought the problem was fixed.
BUT after sitting overnight the black screen on start up issue arises. It is still fixed with a restart, but I don't want to restart system after each startup.

I'm really puzzled why it only happens on a cold start after sitting overnight.
Thoughts?
post #2 of 12
I use to have a card that did something like that, if my computer room got down below 65F at night the card wouldn't show up until I started it and let it run for a few minutes then once it warmed up a little then restarted it again it was fine...
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Ha! That is a strange issue, but most certainly not my situation. I can restart immediately and it boots fine.
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Ha! That is a strange issue, but most certainly not my situation. I can restart immediately and it boots fine.
That is a weird issue. Try to re-seat the graphics card, see if that does anything.
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Didn't think of that given the working on restart. Will try it and report back.
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Did it work?
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That is a weird issue. Try to re-seat the graphics card, see if that does anything.

^^
reseat and reconnect the PCI power cables (if modular from psu and gfx card)
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post #8 of 12
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Ok I removed & reseated the card in the same slot and reconnected the PCI-E power cords.
Should note, I think I made a mistake the first time round connecting the power.

My Corsair 850w modular PSU has 2x PCI-E power cords hardwired into the PSU (not modular) and each of those 2x cords splits off into 2x 8-pin w/ 2 optional pins for a total of 4x 6 or 8 pin PCI-E's.

The GTX 670 4gb requires 2x 6-pin PCI-E and what I had done originally was run 2x separate cords up and only use 1x 6-pin connector from each. redface.gif
This time I only ran 1x cord up and used both of it's 2x 6-pin heads.

Did I make a mistake first time round?

Anyways, I started up the system and both monitors locked into digital signal just fine, but that's happened before only to fail again the next day after sitting all night.
Turned it off again, rebooted fine again, so far so good. thumb.gif

Big test will be tomorrow morning when I startup.
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Well just tested it again after 5 hours shutoff, black screens on startup.
ugh.
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RMA it!
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