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post #23101 of 26194
Hi all,

I suspect I've been sent a DOA GTX 970 but wanted to ask for input from you fine people.

Current setup includes:

Asus Maximus VI HERO Z87
Intel Core i7 4770K 3.50GHz
CORSAIR 2x8GB VENG PRO 1866 RED
XFX P1-1050-BFUK Black Edition 1050W

Previous Card: MSI GTX 760 Twin Frozr

I've also got the following PSU extenders installed:

Akasa FLEXA V8 40cm VGA power extension cable (AK-CBPW09-40BK)
Akasa FLEXA V6 40cm VGA power extension cable (AK-CBPW07-40BK)

The latter two are for pure aesthetics as I have a windowed case and the standard PSU cables didn't suit the theme. I appreciate some people aren't a fan of extender PSU cables but these have worked flawlessly for me.

Long story short(er) -
  • Installed the new MSI GTX 970 - seated securely
  • Connected the 8 Pin and 6 Pin connectors - same ones used by the GTX 760 without any issues
  • Connected the DVI cables
  • Hit the power button and nothing. Checked connections, tried again, still nothing. Machine doesn't power on.
  • Disconnected the card - tried to power on the PC - powered on fine
  • Put in the old GTX 760 - again machine powered on fine
  • Tried the GTX 970 again - nothing. Machine doesn't power on at all.

Investigation suggests a dead card at this point. Unfortunately I don't have another system to try the card in but as it stands I imagine I'll be contacting the vendor regarding an RMA. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks
post #23102 of 26194
Have you tried not using the cable extensions on the new card?
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post #23103 of 26194
Thanks for your swift response. Admittedly not yet as I ran out of time last night but I'll try it as soon as I get home today and confirm either way.
post #23104 of 26194
@Biscuits If you can hear a "click" sound from your power supply while attempting to boot with the video card installed then chech all power cables. Maybe you have a loose contact conexion. Your power supply will shutdown itself to prevent damage been done. It happened to me with my MSI G1. It turns out my ATX12v cable decide to get loose and not make proper conection. I had to replace the cable and trow away my extension cable. Although it was working fine with my older video card.
post #23105 of 26194
Ah, yes indeed the PSU does click (the first time on each attempt) when trying to power on the PC when the 970's installed.

I'll check as soon as I'm home. Strange though that the same extender(s) work ok with the older graphics card?
post #23106 of 26194
Quote:
Originally Posted by Biscuits View Post

Ah, yes indeed the PSU does click (the first time on each attempt) when trying to power on the PC when the 970's installed.

I'll check as soon as I'm home. Strange though that the same extender(s) work ok with the older graphics card?

Yes, you might have to re check the cables pinout.

Or maybe... your psu is struggling to power up the video card. Specs?
post #23107 of 26194
edit: seems I saw the wrong post
post #23108 of 26194
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Originally Posted by daunow View Post

Will any of you guide me on how to overclock my 970 FTW? or show me a guide or settings that I can use that can normally guarantee an overclock?

Would be good if you can also tell me with what program, I can download either evga precision or msi afterburner or whatever you recommend.

Ill try to make up a guide for you tonight when I get home from work if somebody doesn't help you before then. Just wanted to let you know your post didn't go unnoticed. In the meantime check out videos on YouTube of precision x16 and afterburner and decide wich one your more attracted too, they both achieve the same result its more so personal preference. I was using precision x 16 untill I switched to afterburner last week, I personally like afterburner better, but others might disagree.

Also, you'll want to get yourself a benchmark or two downloaded if you don't have one already, something like 3dmark firestrike or ungine's valley/heaven benchmark.
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post #23109 of 26194
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Originally Posted by GaToMaLaCo View Post

Yes, you might have to re check the cables pinout.

Or maybe... your psu is struggling to power up the video card. Specs?

The PSU's an XFX P1-1050-BFUK Black Edition 1050W so should certainly be able to (I imagine) power the GTX 970?
post #23110 of 26194
Yes, its more then enough for a single card. I have the same psu, it was what I had installed before the current evga 1300g2.

My xfx 1050 wouldn't power on at all with sleeved cables and a 970. Switched back to stock cables and it worked. Dunno why, but it just didn't like it.
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