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I can't boot to windows since I installed my GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming GPU

This is my build:

CPU:Intel Core i7-4790K
MOBO:Gigabyte ga-z97x Gaming 5
GPU: GTX 980 Gigabyte g1 Gaming
Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE CPU Cooler
RAM: Kingston HyperX Savage 16GB Kit (2x8GB) 1866MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM XMP
HDD: WD Caviar Dark 1TB
SSD: 850 EVO 120GB
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G2
Case: Nzxt H440

Hello, guys. Well, today I received my GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming GPU, and I installed it. I put both 8-pin VGA cables that run from the PSU and turned on the PC. It did turn on, no problem. All the fans are running and the logo of the card and everything seems to be working fine. Before I installed the GPU I had been using the PC with Windows 7 Ultimate 64 installed in the SSD. I was using a TV monitor running an HDMI cable (from the MOBO) and it was all good. In the moment I installed the GPU the TV or the PC stopped recognizing the HDMI cable or something and now I can't see anything on the screen. I stried switching the HDMI cable to the HDMI port in the GPU itself but it didn't change anything.

Am I overlooking something? Do I need to buy a different kind of cable? Please help me guys. I need your guidence.

I thank you all in advance.
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  1. I had this exact problem on my sons computer with the same cpu and GPU and the Gigabyte gaming with the wireless motherboard. The video card was tested working in another computer and the issue ended up being the power supply of all things. To clarify we could do the same video worked from motherboard but not video card no matter what we did. Side note her purchased a crappy Apivia power supply yours is at least a recognized brand. So good luck.

    Thent
  2. Best answer
    sammael1984 said:
    This is my build:

    CPU:Intel Core i7-4790K
    MOBO:Gigabyte ga-z97x Gaming 5
    GPU: GTX 980 Gigabyte g1 Gaming
    Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE CPU Cooler
    RAM: Kingston HyperX Savage 16GB Kit (2x8GB) 1866MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM XMP
    HDD: WD Caviar Dark 1TB
    SSD: 850 EVO 120GB
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G2
    Case: Nzxt H440

    Hello, guys. Well, today I received my GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming GPU, and I installed it. I put both 8-pin VGA cables that run from the PSU and turned on the PC. It did turn on, no problem. All the fans are running and the logo of the card and everything seems to be working fine. Before I installed the GPU I had been using the PC with Windows 7 Ultimate 64 installed in the SSD. I was using a TV monitor running an HDMI cable (from the MOBO) and it was all good. In the moment I installed the GPU the TV or the PC stopped recognizing the HDMI cable or something and now I can't see anything on the screen. I stried switching the HDMI cable to the HDMI port in the GPU itself but it didn't change anything.

    Am I overlooking something? Do I need to buy a different kind of cable? Please help me guys. I need your guidence.

    I thank you all in advance.


    Ok first of the graphics ports on your motherboard will no longer work with a new GPU installed. Secondly the HDMI port likely is not supported without the drivers being installed. So you need to connect a monitor to the DVI port on your new GTX 980 for your PC to show anything. After you install the drivers you can then connect to the HDMI.
  3. First off this is not true as I connected the HDMI to the motherboard hdmi with the card in and it worked fine as he is saying here. And in my case I tried both HDMI and DVI on the card and they acted the same he can try as well but I suspect nothing will change.

    Thent
  4. thently said:
    First off this is not true as I connected the HDMI to the motherboard hdmi with the card in and it worked fine as he is saying here. And in my case I tried both HDMI and DVI on the card and they acted the same he can try as well but I suspect nothing will change.

    Thent


    Before you accuse of it being not true you should know what you're talking about. Many modern motherboards, including the one he has, disables the onboard graphics when you install a new GPU. Otherwise there should be a jumper you can set on the motherboard. Or you can disable it in the BIOS once it starts up. But either way you need to try to use the DVI port to start.

    EDIT: just want to put this in context, his mobo HDMI DOES NOT work with the card installed, yours did because your PSU was not powering up your card through the external VGA cables therefore the card wasn't taking over and disabling the onboard video.
  5. Rogue Leader said:
    sammael1984 said:
    This is my build:

    CPU:Intel Core i7-4790K
    MOBO:Gigabyte ga-z97x Gaming 5
    GPU: GTX 980 Gigabyte g1 Gaming
    Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE CPU Cooler
    RAM: Kingston HyperX Savage 16GB Kit (2x8GB) 1866MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM XMP
    HDD: WD Caviar Dark 1TB
    SSD: 850 EVO 120GB
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G2
    Case: Nzxt H440

    Hello, guys. Well, today I received my GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming GPU, and I installed it. I put both 8-pin VGA cables that run from the PSU and turned on the PC. It did turn on, no problem. All the fans are running and the logo of the card and everything seems to be working fine. Before I installed the GPU I had been using the PC with Windows 7 Ultimate 64 installed in the SSD. I was using a TV monitor running an HDMI cable (from the MOBO) and it was all good. In the moment I installed the GPU the TV or the PC stopped recognizing the HDMI cable or something and now I can't see anything on the screen. I stried switching the HDMI cable to the HDMI port in the GPU itself but it didn't change anything.

    Am I overlooking something? Do I need to buy a different kind of cable? Please help me guys. I need your guidence.

    I thank you all in advance.


    Ok first of the graphics ports on your motherboard will no longer work with a new GPU installed. Secondly the HDMI port likely is not supported without the drivers being installed. So you need to connect a monitor to the DVI port on your new GTX 980 for your PC to show anything. After you install the drivers you can then connect to the HDMI.



    I really appreciate your help, Rouge Leader. Do you happen to know if I could use a VGA cable with my laptop being used as a monitor? Or do I have to buy a monitor?

    Another question. If I removed the GPU from my MOBO and installed the GPU driver, would that work? Please excuse my ignorance on these matters. And thanks again.
  6. sammael1984 said:
    Rogue Leader said:
    sammael1984 said:
    This is my build:

    CPU:Intel Core i7-4790K
    MOBO:Gigabyte ga-z97x Gaming 5
    GPU: GTX 980 Gigabyte g1 Gaming
    Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE CPU Cooler
    RAM: Kingston HyperX Savage 16GB Kit (2x8GB) 1866MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM XMP
    HDD: WD Caviar Dark 1TB
    SSD: 850 EVO 120GB
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G2
    Case: Nzxt H440

    Hello, guys. Well, today I received my GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming GPU, and I installed it. I put both 8-pin VGA cables that run from the PSU and turned on the PC. It did turn on, no problem. All the fans are running and the logo of the card and everything seems to be working fine. Before I installed the GPU I had been using the PC with Windows 7 Ultimate 64 installed in the SSD. I was using a TV monitor running an HDMI cable (from the MOBO) and it was all good. In the moment I installed the GPU the TV or the PC stopped recognizing the HDMI cable or something and now I can't see anything on the screen. I stried switching the HDMI cable to the HDMI port in the GPU itself but it didn't change anything.

    Am I overlooking something? Do I need to buy a different kind of cable? Please help me guys. I need your guidence.

    I thank you all in advance.


    Ok first of the graphics ports on your motherboard will no longer work with a new GPU installed. Secondly the HDMI port likely is not supported without the drivers being installed. So you need to connect a monitor to the DVI port on your new GTX 980 for your PC to show anything. After you install the drivers you can then connect to the HDMI.



    I really appreciate your help, Rouge Leader. Do you happen to know if I could use a VGA cable with my laptop being used as a monitor? Or do I have to buy a monitor?

    Another question. If I removed the GPU from my MOBO and installed the GPU driver, would that work? Please excuse my ignorance on these matters. And thanks again.


    You can't use your laptop as a monitor, what are you using now a TV that only has HDMI? I would not go out and buy a monitor for this, I would try a DVI to HDMI adaptor, I know it sounds counterintuitive, but it will get the signal out from your card through the DVI which works.

    An adaptor like this:

    http://smile.amazon.com/Importer520-Plated-Female-DVI-D-Adapter/dp/B0035B4LJM/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1428445605&sr=1-2&keywords=dvi+to+hdmi

    Unfortunately you can't install the drivers without the card being in, they look for it in the system to install.
  7. Rogue Leader said:
    sammael1984 said:
    Rogue Leader said:
    sammael1984 said:
    This is my build:

    CPU:Intel Core i7-4790K
    MOBO:Gigabyte ga-z97x Gaming 5
    GPU: GTX 980 Gigabyte g1 Gaming
    Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE CPU Cooler
    RAM: Kingston HyperX Savage 16GB Kit (2x8GB) 1866MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM XMP
    HDD: WD Caviar Dark 1TB
    SSD: 850 EVO 120GB
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G2
    Case: Nzxt H440

    Hello, guys. Well, today I received my GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming GPU, and I installed it. I put both 8-pin VGA cables that run from the PSU and turned on the PC. It did turn on, no problem. All the fans are running and the logo of the card and everything seems to be working fine. Before I installed the GPU I had been using the PC with Windows 7 Ultimate 64 installed in the SSD. I was using a TV monitor running an HDMI cable (from the MOBO) and it was all good. In the moment I installed the GPU the TV or the PC stopped recognizing the HDMI cable or something and now I can't see anything on the screen. I stried switching the HDMI cable to the HDMI port in the GPU itself but it didn't change anything.

    Am I overlooking something? Do I need to buy a different kind of cable? Please help me guys. I need your guidence.

    I thank you all in advance.


    Ok first of the graphics ports on your motherboard will no longer work with a new GPU installed. Secondly the HDMI port likely is not supported without the drivers being installed. So you need to connect a monitor to the DVI port on your new GTX 980 for your PC to show anything. After you install the drivers you can then connect to the HDMI.



    I really appreciate your help, Rouge Leader. Do you happen to know if I could use a VGA cable with my laptop being used as a monitor? Or do I have to buy a monitor?

    Another question. If I removed the GPU from my MOBO and installed the GPU driver, would that work? Please excuse my ignorance on these matters. And thanks again.


    You can't use your laptop as a monitor, what are you using now a TV that only has HDMI? I would not go out and buy a monitor for this, I would try a DVI to HDMI adaptor, I know it sounds counterintuitive, but it will get the signal out from your card through the DVI which works.

    An adaptor like this:

    http://smile.amazon.com/Importer520-Plated-Female-DVI-D-Adapter/dp/B0035B4LJM/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1428445605&sr=1-2&keywords=dvi+to+hdmi

    Unfortunately you can't install the drivers without the card being in, they look for it in the system to install.


    Dude, you freaking rock! I bought it from a store in my town and it worked!! Thanks a lot, man!
  8. sammael1984 said:

    Dude, you freaking rock! I bought it from a store in my town and it worked!! Thanks a lot, man!



    No problem my friend, glad it worked out, enjoy your new card!
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