Windows 10: new video card blank screen Solved

  1.    15 Jan 2016 #1

    new video card blank screen


    So, my old 670 burnt out in a weird way where it would do basic video but only if nvidia drivers werent installed, if they were installed then the system with that card was a brick. Was using a 550 while waiting on shipping, works fine but obviously can't have good settings with it. My new Gigabyte gtx 960 windforce 4GB just arrived, I let it get up to room temperature since it had been outside in the cold for a little bit, then plugged it in. Through HDMI and both DVI ports the only output is a blank screen with a " _ " at the top and nothing else. Looks like a prompt but does nothing. It does not even boot the bios that I can tell. Even if the old 670 had a problem it at least did basic video and showed the bios.


    Windows 10 64 Bit
    Intel i7 3770 @ 3.4 GHz
    Gigabyte g1.sniper m3 BIOS F10f
    Gigabyte gtx 960 Windforce 4GB
    HP Pavilion 27xi 27"
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    Win 10 X64 Pro 1803 17751.1
       15 Jan 2016 #2

    Did you uninstall the nVidia drivers before swapping in the new card? That may be a good idea (even though all the cards are nVidia).

    You may also need to clear the CMOS.
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  3.    15 Jan 2016 #3
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  4.    15 Jan 2016 #4

    CMOS reset seems to be working ok, though I wish Windows had a way to save your settings to the cloud between hardware and machines. Over 22 years using PCs, swear I only reset the CMOS once some time in the 90s before this one, and now i've had to do it a couple times for this.

    Thank you for the help, saved me alot of headaches.
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  5.    15 Jan 2016 #5

    Feldon45 said: View Post
    CMOS reset seems to be working ok, though I wish Windows had a way to save your settings to the cloud between hardware and machines. Over 22 years using PCs, swear I only reset the CMOS once some time in the 90s before this one, and now i've had to do it a couple times for this.

    Thank you for the help, saved me alot of headaches.
    Glad you got it sorted. Please go ahead and mark the thread as solved.
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