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Ultimate Geek
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Topic # 172029 8-May-2015 18:00
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After having some issues with my last GTX 970, system was unstable and would crash, I had the PSU replaced and finally got a new GTX 970 today.

I did a fresh install of Windows 10, and well I can't get the GTX 970 to actually work. The MSI lights come on, on the GPU (fans don't spin because of 0DB mode) and it outputs to the display fine (although 1024x768) presumably with the basic winodws driver.

When I install the Nvidia driver when it gets to installing the graphics driver, the screen flashes and GTX 970 then becomes listed under my display adapters (in device manager) but it always has a warning triangle due to: Code 43: Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. Attempting to open Nvidia Geforce gives no driver can be found for this system (or similar) and you can't open the nvidia control panel (although the icon is there), upon restart the same but no nvidia icon in task bar.

I tried both PCI-E slots but no luck, given the minimal hardware/programs it seems like the GPU is at fault to me. Also this fault isn't like the last fault so I presume they are unrelated, last fault was GTX 970 would run fine for a seemingly random amount of time (few mins-day) before the whole system would shut down.

I'll download Win 7 later to give it a try likely. I don't have another 970, or another system to try this 970 in so a bit limited (but my last 970 was working fine it for a few months).

Any ideas?

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  Reply # 1300901 8-May-2015 18:05
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Use driversweeper to reomve all intel/nvidia drivers.
Next in bios make sure pci-e is set to auto then go into device manager and disable/uninstall the onbaord hdxxxx.then restart and install geforce drivers

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  Reply # 1300918 8-May-2015 18:43
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Also running a GTX 970 on Windows 10. Not sure if this is related, but I am getting errors about the display driver crashing on the latest Windows build. It was an automatic upgrade from an older build, which may explain why your clean build is behaving differently.

Oddly, Firefox seems to be crashing before I see this message, and I'm not actually seeing any display problems. I've not investigated further, and was planning on living with the minor inconvenience until I can test it in the next Windows build.


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  Reply # 1300925 8-May-2015 19:04
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Well chucked 7 on and worked fine straight away. Just have to go get a CD key from dreamspark.

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