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I just got my EVGA GTX480SC card today. Popped it in and everything looked great.

Then i attempted to run 3dmark Vantage. Thats when the probs started. It will only make it about 50% through the test and then go to a black screen and say input not supported. I even set the fan to 80% and it still happens. Any ideas?

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1. Is the power to the card connected properly (just finished dealing with that problem)
2. Run driver sweep, get rid of all old and new display drivers.
3. Reinstall drivers.
 
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i reloaded the entire system and installed the beta drivers.
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The trial and Basic versions of 3DMark Vantage don't support all resolutions. It's possible that the display resolution at you're using with isn't supported in your trial/Basic version of Vantage.
 
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post #5 of 26
Any artifacting before it cuts out? One of my SC 480s was buggered on arrival.
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This sounds like the card is resetting itself, and it may be a driver crash or, if you have an OC, the OC may be unstable. As fat_italian_stallion above me said, make sure the card is plugged in properly and that you have uninstalled + used driver sweeper to remove old drivers and then reinstall the newest drivers.

Then run Vantage again. If it still black screens, it might be anything from an unstable OC, a bad DVI/HDMI cable, a 480 that was undervolted from the factory and needs to be manually overvolted to run at stock clocks (this has happened to a bunch of people), etc.
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what volts should i be adjusting if thats needed?
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what volts should i be adjusting if thats needed?
Bump it up one notch - it'll generally be 0.012 or 0.013 mV higher than what you have now. I'd bump it up a max of three notches and see if it stabilizes (again, assuming that a factory undervolting of your card is the issue). Use Afterburner 1.6.
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1 bump. then if it fails another bump. but watch temps... hot card .
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ok. so im bumping the actual Card volts not the MB Northbridge pci-e volts correct?
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