- PowerColor HD 7970
- No overclocking
AMD Catalyst Driver Version, and Driver History
- N/A I cannot get this far
- Win 7 64-Bit
Motherboard or System Make & Model
- Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5
- Cool Master Silent Pro Gold 1000W Model: RSA00-80GAD3-US / RS-A00-80GA-D3
Display Device(s) and Connection(s) Used
- HP 2711x Monitor
- Using the video connector that has to be screwed in. Sorry I don’t know the name of these.
Applications and Games
- Intel Core i7-3930K CPU @ 3.2GHZ
Motherboard BIOS Version
- ALASKA – 1072009 Dual BIOS Capable
System Memory Type & Amount
- 16GB Corsair XMS3
I recently had to send my old 7970 XfX back because it went bad. During the down time I started using my 5850 to be able to continue to use my system. When I got the replacement GPU 7970 PowerColor I made sure to wipe all the software for the 5850 and do a driver sweep.
To my extreme dismay, I am not able to get the new card to display anything. The computer appears to boot but I don’t think it goes past the BIOS message since when I press the power button it instantly shuts off. I have 2 slots to test the GPU on and neither of them are successful. My mother board is "Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5." I am currently back to using my 5850 until I can get the other one to work. I am writing this in hopes that I am missing something and I don’t have a faulty, brand new, card on my hands.
Further info: When attempting to run with the new 7970 I have no drivers installed. The 5850 boots fine without drivers or software but not the 7970. The Motherboard I have does not have on board graphics so I can’t do any diagnostics while the card is plugged into the system
Any help would be extremely appreciated,
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