it's like this for 20mn now, what do i do next?
By - Xanarian
Can you tell us a bit more about your system? Card in question, MOBO, PSU, how do you have the GPU cables connected. I think having 2 cards breaking on you in a row could be a sign of something else. How did the error happen? What were you doing before that?
I send my first card because of a faulty fan.
My system is fine, i7 10700k with aio, MSI MPG z490, 2x8gb 3200mhz crucial, some ssd and a corsair 750w 80+ gold PSU.
My GPU is connected with 2 pcie separate wires.
I ran DDU before mounting the card, got 1 black screen while installing the driver, had to hard reboot, try a second time, black screen again. It works at third.
After that i launched evga precision x1, but it won't launch if i don't update the firmware si i clicked on yes and thats the result.
Maybe try to boot with integrated graphics to see if your GPU is the problem?
Works fine with integrated graphics
What card is it?
3070ti ftw3 ultra
the good news is that your card probably comes with a dual BIOS switch, if your computer is not booting after turning it off, switch to the other BIOS and attempt to boot. My suggestion before you do anything is to completely disable the onboard graphics controller on your BIOS. Also, uninstall any drivers for the Intel iGPU. Do not attempt to have anything connected on the iGPU while trying to update drivers or firmware on your discrete GPU. If I think of something else I will let you know.
Thanks, i tried some stuff with the "oc normal" Switch and made an "update comment" below. Seems to work now, currently running a lot of stress tests and benchmarks.
that firmware update broke my gigabyte 3080... had to send it in for RMA.. i'm sticking to afterburner
I haven't updated the firmware on my 3090 ftw3 since Nov. of last year. Should I risk it and start up X1? All I wanna do is change the RGB but haven't because I'm worried about firmware updates.
don't just use msi afterburner that firmware crap cost me $40 in shipping for RMA and a month without a video card
I had the same issue, mine was the GPU power cables being messed up. It might be worth a try to make sure they're all seated correctly and none of the pins are pushed out. It's worth a shot although could be a completely different issue.
Pray and cry in the fetal position in the corner
After hard rebooting multiple times, switch to oc mode, normal mode, oc mode, normal mode i finally be able to get a display and achieve the firmware update. Drivers are installed. I try multiple benchmarks and stress tests to see if there's something wrong. I'm a bit confused about what happened.
Probably just something within evgas drivers that messed up and it was getting interfered with by another program. As long as it works just walk away and pretend like nothing happened lol.
That's the spirit yes
Whenever something has a new update the computer will start glitching out like it's having a nuclear meltdown. I don't know if the instability is intentional or just a result of needing an update.
My first thought was maybe it was the power supply. Or like maybe the 8-pins weren't plugged in right. In cases like these, reseat the card, recheck the cables. Power it off and back on again. Hopefully it was just your mobo being silly or something. lol
Bro we got the same screen and keyboard. Had to double take that for a second there.
Nice taste mate
Me too mate. Cheers
sorry maybe I missed it, have you daisy chained those PCIe GPU power connectors ? Try using individual cable for each.
I use separate cables. I do that for every GPU for years now.
Were those cables used before on another GPU before you had this one ? Just wanted to make sure that there are no issues with the cables themselves.
Yes, my previous 3070ti that runs fine but have a faulty fan (reason for first rma) and my backup GPU (r9 270x) runs fine to, with those cables.
This was exactly my problem when I first got my card. Daisy chained without thinking about it and then the card would randomly crash to black screen. Finally occurred to me what the problem might be. Hasn't happened since.
I have that same monitor. Its 165hz.
What would be a step up if I wanted 4k?
Offtopic but what monitor is that?
Asus rog Swift PG278qr. 1440p 144/165hz TN
Thanks! It looked so familiar to me. Maybe because I have an Asus ROG Swift PG279Q. 27" 1440p 165hz IPS Gsync.
Thought it might be an updated version of my Monitor.
Those lights at the power connectors are either indicative of a BIOS failure or if you're using cable extensions then it's possible but not likely that all three are unplugged. If you are using extensions then try bare PSU cables. I have the 3080 of that card and it lights up on every disconnected power connector.
Also, if your PSU hasn't got 3 dedicated PCIE device rails, you might want to upgrade to an 850w or even 1000w PSU because these FTW3 cards really don't like using two rails with one as an extension for three power connectors. Using the second power connector on one of the PCIE power cables could potentially be causing this. Better to have three dedicated.
I'm echoing that it's probably the card's BIOS if iGPU is working well. Just to run through extra troubleshooting, you can try to:
1) reseat the card and try to power on
2) reseat RAM and try to power on
3) BIOS reset
4) try to clear the board of residual static. It's like a flea power and a BIOS reset had a baby. The purpose is to force a CMOS reset and just let the board ground. Remove RAM, CPU power, and RTC battery then power the machine on and let it run for about a minute. Replace removed components and power on again. If your GPU obscures CMOS then I actually do recommend replacing it in its slot before power on. My late boss called it a "powered flea power"
It was a vbios failure i think. The problem may be solved after i change the bios mode of the card on oc and switch back to normal.
Finally flashed the vbios again ans it worked.
10mn on furmark, 20 unigine heaven passes, 1 Time Spy and one userbenhmark, everything looks fine.
Two hours since you posted, not bad!
Speedrunning the solving issue. I waited this card for 2 longs weeks. I really wanted this bad girl to work to join my friends again on online games
I love that you called your card a bad girl lmaooo my sides
It's because in France we said "une carte graphique". "Une" = the feminine variant for "a". So, here, it's a bad girl!
Put her on a runway, she's about to take off..
Hey, so this is a slightly different issue, but I have an EVGA 3080 FTW, and after a move across the country, I reinstalled my GPU and its fans were going at 3000RPM at idle.
Unresponsive to MSI Afterburner, unresponsive to Precision X1. Fan 2 was not usually recognised as spinning. I spent 12+ hours troubleshooting the issue, including a windows reinstall, BIOS flash etc.
What finally fixed it was an MCU firmware update from Precision X1 (similar to you, I guess). Unfortunately, I found out that turning my computer off and on again would cause the card to have the same issues, and I was having a hard time replicating my fix.
I ended up finding this EVGA MCU tool on GitHub that flashes older firmware on the card. Risky procedure, but now if it’s acting up, I flash the older firmware, restart precision X1, and it tells me to update the firmware. Once the firmware is updated it stops acting up.
I had an ongoing conversation with EVGA about this, checked my 12V and 5V rails, and they finally said RMA. I’m not going to RMA it because right now it’s not having issues when I update the firmware, but still an annoying problem.
where you trying to update vbios when this happened?
Yes, but fortunately, i was able to get a display with the button "oc mode" on the graphics card.
here you go - [https://www.reddit.com/r/EVGA/comments/otxtkw/bad\_flash\_via\_precision\_x\_3080\_ti\_sharing/](https://www.reddit.com/r/EVGA/comments/otxtkw/bad_flash_via_precision_x_3080_ti_sharing/)
**From my post -**
"Resolution - So, finally I found that for me, I attempted this second time - to update to latest firmware using PX and ran into same issue, except nvidia drivers where there this time). The way I could resolve was to use HDMI to update rather than DP. When you use (or I used DP), and click on update via PX, it brings up the vbios update cmd prompt. You then press a 'y' to proceed. Immediately, the display cuts off for DP.
But if you are on HDMI, you can see that - next step, it will ask you to press 'y' for the update. This is what I was unable to see when connected to DP.
I was successfully able to update via HDMI as I could see it requesting user input for second 'y' after which it downloaded and updated. I am not sure if its something to do with this update or the original 3080ti bios or what, since if I flashed the original bios, this issue doesn't happen. Only happened for latest vbios released a week ago."
Exactly the same, and solved it in a similar way, thanks a lot btw!
Seeing you're using a 750w PSU on a 3070TI, I believe it's time for a upgrade. Always add 100 watts to the overall recommended
I see 3 red led for power. Doesn’t like your power configuration or feeds on your gpu
Check ur gpu power cables. Mine was like not plugged in all the way and when I ran tests it would just turn off and every fan is maxed. Idk why but I made sure gpu power was plugged all the way it fixed it
If the fan is spinning super fast and loud it may be a faulty psu. I had same issue with a psu that worked with other cards but not 30 series. Swapped it out and diff psu and card worked fine.
My PSU worked fine with my previous 3070ti, the issue start with the firmware update. It's solved now. Thanks btw
I had something similar happen. It ended up being the separate two pins that turn a 6pin power into an 8 pin were not seated all the way.
I'd say it has something to do with your Drive because if your GPU sends signals to you monitor but nothing displays I think you're stuck in the "no OS loop" as I like to call it. Maybe try it with another one or if you have 2 drives install windows on the other one?
Smack it. Turn it off and turn it back on
Probably dead from the shit thermal pads used. I hear the evga cards memory is running at over 100c while gaming. Card probably burned up
Plug it in.
Try to re-seat your ram. I've had the same problem with my pc last week .
You shutdown, flip off the PSU switch, press and hold the case's on button for 20 seconds, pop out the battery, touch CMOS prongs with your finger for 5 seconds, put back the battery, flip on the PSU switch, and try turning it on again.
If that doesn't work then you most likely have a hardware specific issue. The red light will narrow down the trouble component(s). I'd try reseating the cpu, make sure it's seated even and correctly. Then the rams, GPU.
Then I'd flip of the PSU, spray CRC for sensitive electronics on all the parts. Wait 10 or 20 minutes to dry, then turn on PSU and try again.
If that doesn't work then you may have to Rma something depending on where the light is shown. (But lights can still lie you can have cpu led light but your gpu is broken).
Maybe go into bios and see if your pcoe slot is set to gen 4?
Try reinstalling the gpu drivers
I had the same thing happen to me this weekend. I was away for the last 3 weeks, came back to download the newest Nvidia driver, and now my PC crashes EXACTLY like yours.
Thats great because it's the card i just received from RMA. Let's lose money again....
Dead gpu. Rma