Originally Posted by Jpmboy
have you checked the link state right after a full clear cmos? check the mobo manual and make sure ytou have the card in the correct slot? I don;t thik there's a single response that will trouble shoot the problem, If it persists after a clrcmos it's either the card otr the MB.
When you open gp[uZ run the little gpu stressor (the "?" right next to the link state box) and see if the link state changes to x16.
First, thanks Kizwan, some tricksI suppose I can try when I get home, but for a month old.board and card, this shoudnt be necessary.
JPM thank you as well. I listed in my post that i did run GPUZ render and even while running, both windowed.and full.screen, PCI-E email@example.com. I also did state that the card is in the correct slot, thenfirst and third slot, though onboard they ar iddntified as 1 and 5, are the x16 lots. I have tried the card in both with the same results.
I did forget to.mention other troubleshooting steps i had tried which included clearing CMOS, more than once, and even trying my old 670 FTW in the same slot. Funny thing is, the 670, before the 970 was even purchased, worked fine, showed x16 on everything. After i installed the 970 and saw the problem, I swapped the 670 back in and now IT had the same problem.
Of course MSI is pointing the finger at EVGA and EVGA at MSI. Crazy.
On another note, I run everything through a Marantz AVR receiver. My 670, never had an issue. The 970, dont get a screen until Windows, i cannot see BIOS, even when i spam.delete and know its sitting in BIOS, nothing on screen through the AVR. When I bypass the AVR and go.straight to the tv, signal is fine. EVGA gave me the "some cards just work through an avr and some just dont..." and before i lost my cool on that person i just hung up on them.
The x8 is not an issue right now because i do plan on SLI soon, and with the 5820 i am only.going to be able to get two cards at x8 anyway, and by the time I have money put aside for the next system upgrade, I am sure it will be on a.completely different architecture anyway, and of course with new cards...
I just dont think that a company, or two in this case, should be finger pointing when there is an obvious issue with a brand new in box product on the customers end. Seriously, next build i am going back to gigabyte everything....should have listened to my gut this time around, you live, you learn....
Thanks for the replies guys, much obliged!Edited by ThisMaySting - 11/4/15 at 9:10am