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post #11 of 39
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Getting close to calling it dead... I'm not able to detect it in dos either... so no way to flash

I'm beginning to run out of options...
post #12 of 39
Hey Cakewalk,

I'm guessing you already have, but just in case use DDU and get rid of all traces of Nvidia drivers, then install the latest ones. Reading your issue I was thinking a VBIOS issue, but I see you've already tried that, keep trying to find a way to flash it if you haven't exhausted that option yet.

And there's always a fresh reinstall of Windows. Other than that, clean out the CLU and repaste with a standard TIM, check to see if it's still not working then if not, find out if you really don't have any warranty left. I hope it's not dead, good luck.
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post #13 of 39
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Well back to stock paste and still nothing....

I'm 95% sure its not windows because I can't even get it to display in bios...

I inspected the card really well and I don't see any damage. I'd need a maginifine glass to see if the caps are damaged from CLU around the chip but i'm pretty sure they aren't.. I'd almost need a loaner card from like Microcenter to check the PCIe slot...but pretty sure its the card still...
post #14 of 39
No GPU in BIOS is bad... Very strange though that the BIOS doesn't recognise it but the OS does. As you say, try a different GPU in your computer, or better yet test your 970 in someone else's working computer, if you can.

Not too long ago I realised that an Nvidia driver had somehow corrupted the VBIOS of my laptop's GPU. Same problem as you, except it said there was an error code 43 in device manager. Reflashing fixed it. You said it shows up in the device manager, was there an error code?

My bet is still the VBIOS. If I were you, I'd be looking at that most of all. I'm sure you have been.

Edit:

Heck at this point, you might as well flash your motherboard's BIOS too, just to try everything.
Edited by d0mini - 6/19/16 at 5:34am
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post #15 of 39
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I've literally tried everything... motherboard bios, everything.

Now, I find this interesting, I thought I was way past my RMA period but I just completed the RMA form and its letting me RMA the card...so we shall see how that goes...

It was Code 45 in the device manager
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I've literally tried everything... motherboard bios, everything.

Now, I find this interesting, I thought I was way past my RMA period but I just completed the RMA form and its letting me RMA the card...so we shall see how that goes...

Good luck! It seems you encountered a very weird issue and have tried numerous things.

Do you happen to have another PC to give the GPU a try in?
post #17 of 39
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Originally Posted by Cakewalk_S View Post

I've literally tried everything... motherboard bios, everything.

Now, I find this interesting, I thought I was way past my RMA period but I just completed the RMA form and its letting me RMA the card...so we shall see how that goes...

Good luck! It seems you encountered a very weird issue and have tried numerous things.

Do you happen to have another PC to give the GPU a try in?

nope, wish i did though. I almost feel like its my PC but I dunno what would have changed. Especially if it doesn't work in bios, that I can rule out any software/driver issue...

the big thing is it's not even recognized in dos in the bios. That scares me. The fans do twitch which is the startup sign which leads me to believe its either bad bios or the PCIE slot is messed up. I doubt my card is actually dead but something isn't allowing it to function properly... almost like a short of some kind that's kicking the card into fault protection.

Does Microcenter test GPUs? I've got one close by and maybe they've got a rig where I can test it????
post #18 of 39
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Card is headed back to ASUS. I'll let you guys know the outcome of my RMA... but knowing the stories from ASUS, it'll probably be months before I let you guys know the final outcome. lol



Edit: meanwhile my SFF build is dead silent with just the CPU cooler... meanwhile my iGPU can be overclocked from 1100MHz to 1500MHz which I can actually game playing WOT @ 900p...lol
Edited by Cakewalk_S - 6/20/16 at 4:01am
post #19 of 39
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It's on its way.

I hope there really isn't an issue with the RMA and it goes through. I know the issue with flashing custom bios but I did use the stock Asus bios and just tweaked the power limits. There were 0 issues with temperatures and from what I could tell, there was no physical damage from the CLU. It would make sense also that the card potentially slowly died, with no overvolt or issue regarding overclocks I couldn't really identify why the card just slowly stopped working. I could understand if it was a short from the CLU, the card would just randomly stop responding, or not work at all, but with the issue with it connecting to an HDMI and it working sometimes after a cold boot, but not on a reinstall just makes it very unusual.

I'll let you guys know in a few weeks what news I hear from my RMA.
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It's on its way.

I hope there really isn't an issue with the RMA and it goes through. I know the issue with flashing custom bios but I did use the stock Asus bios and just tweaked the power limits. There were 0 issues with temperatures and from what I could tell, there was no physical damage from the CLU. It would make sense also that the card potentially slowly died, with no overvolt or issue regarding overclocks I couldn't really identify why the card just slowly stopped working. I could understand if it was a short from the CLU, the card would just randomly stop responding, or not work at all, but with the issue with it connecting to an HDMI and it working sometimes after a cold boot, but not on a reinstall just makes it very unusual.

I'll let you guys know in a few weeks what news I hear from my RMA.

Did you send the card back with a modded BIOS and CLU still on it?
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