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post #101 of 111
Please help!

I downloaded software and flashed my card as instructed. Now my computer will not boot and is just making a weird clicking noise.

The second jumper on card doesn't let it boot, I can not boot even removing the card. Resetting Cmos does nothing to help it.

Does anyone have any tips for how to move forward or have a bricked something and will need to buy some new hardware?
post #102 of 111
Need to know your motherboard type and if it is at the latest BIOS.
post #103 of 111
I am using Gigabyte z97x gaming 3.

I believe it does have the latest BIOS, I flashed it about a month ago.
Probably not related but USB speeds were going much slower than expected.
Edited by badurp - 6/27/16 at 3:27pm
post #104 of 111
A clicking sound is most definitely your hard drive. My questions are now. Do you have a normal hard drive or an SSD to figure out if it is coming from your hard drive or not? Only a standard hard drive would make the clicking noise. Do you have any other video card to test? I would hate to be the bearer of bad news, but if you don't follow guides directly you can brick your stuff easy. The only reason I used the guide in this forum is that I just had some prior experience with flashing bios on GPU's. I don't want to say that your card is bricked, but it definitely sounds like it. Especially if this happened right after you flashed it. If it was working prior and suddenly now it won't boot, then you would have a chance of going into your bios and possibly fixing it. My knowledge of what to do there is limited so I would suggest making a post on the following site and telling them EXACTLY what you have done and what your computer parts are. www.tomshardware.com They have always fixed every problem I have had. Be ready to learn a little too. Some problems were often fixed for me by the first or second post, but I was just too ignorant at times to realize they were right. It could be a lot of things at this point man, so give them a shot and just be patient.

Lastly. Don't take forever on this. If your computer parts are under warranty. I would definitely suggest trying to replace them, starting with the obvious GPU.
post #105 of 111
Thanks for the reply, I will try take this to Tom's hardware. Most of my gear is still under warranty I just need to figure out what is broken!

I am not sure it is as simple as the graphics card, I unplug this and my system still will not boot correctly using onboard graphics. I feel maybe the PSU or MOBO got blown from the extra power draw? I was hoping even if the flash went wrong the secondary BIOS would save me but no luck.

The ticking sound is actually coming from the PC speaker weird I know. Unplugging it stops the sound.

I managed to get a boot with a single stick of RAM and cpu only. Was able to get in and restore the BIOS to defaults. Plugged in drives and got to Windows. Once I plugged graphics in I was no longer able to boot.

However unplugging graphics I was not able to boot again until I unplugged all drives and case fans. Plugged these in once in BIOS but refused to boot after that. Noticed a case fan was no longer spinning until I switched the PSU connectors around.

Thanks for your help! I hope to get a multimeter tomorrow to test the PSU.
post #106 of 111
Tom's Hardware is a joke.....the "experts" there, aren't really "experts". You see, people that don't know anything go to Tom's Hardware and ask questions. Then, a whole bunch of people answer, and whomever gives the answer that the person that doesn't know anything likes the best, they're given an "answered question" little flag thingy....when they get so many "answered question" flags, they get an "expert tag".

It is very literally, the blind leading the blind. I've seen "experts" there that are absolutely clueless. And now you know.

ROFL....Tom's Hardware. Next, we'll hear Linus is the foremost expert in all things PC. thumb.gif
Edited by Vellinious - 6/30/16 at 2:59pm
post #107 of 111
Nah man. It seems like you're the one who has it all figured out. What degree and qualifications do you have again? Gotcha. Thanks for posting such helpful info about how cool you are btw! I sent that guy to a site where he will actually get help instead of nothing from this necro thread. So?
post #108 of 111
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Nah man. It seems like you're the one who has it all figured out. What degree and qualifications do you have again? Gotcha. Thanks for posting such helpful info about how cool you are btw! I sent that guy to a site where he will actually get help instead of nothing from this necro thread. So?

You'll get a lot better information from a new thread here, asking his own question, than going to Tom's Hardware and asking those mental midgets.

I am pretty ****in cool....yeah. lol
post #109 of 111
To save me reading the whole thread....

I recently acquired an EVGA GTX970 FTW card from someone upgrading to a 1080.

As far as I can tell it is the 'original' card - that is not the FTW+ version.

I gather that throttling is an issue with these cards, which is borne out based on the start of this thread.

I'm wondering if a solution / flash BIOS etc was ever created which sorts / remedies that issue?

Thanks
post #110 of 111
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Originally Posted by Vellinious View Post

You'll get a lot better information from a new thread here, asking his own question, than going to Tom's Hardware and asking those mental midgets.

I am pretty ****in cool....yeah. lol

Salt or alcohol bathe will fix it!
     
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