Graphics card for new PC not displaying

Hey there! Just completed my first gaming pc and am having trouble loading windows from my gigabyte gtx 970. It runs fine when plugged into my motherboard, but when its plugged into the 970, the display resolution is very low and once I boot out of bios, I only see the windows 10 logo for about 3 seconds before I get a black screen. I am by no means an expert, and I'm afraid to do anything drastic without first consulting people who know much more about computers than I do. I have a feeling that it has something to do with my motherboard, an asus z270 e. Other than that, I'm at a loss. Any help would be much appreciated, thanks!
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  1. Hi, It might be a graphics card issue. Try testing different one.
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  2. alexoiu said:
    Hi, It might be a graphics card issue. Try testing different one.

    I have a 960, do I need to uninstall the drivers of the 970 to test it?
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  3. No.
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  4. Is windows working with the 960 installed ??

    Should be no issue just swapping out with the 970 & reinstalling the nvidia drivers again over the top.
    Reply to madmatt30
  5. madmatt30 said:
    Is windows working with the 960 installed ??

    Should be no issue just swapping out with the 970 & reinstalling the nvidia drivers again over the top.


    Just tried it, was able to get it to boot to windows, but it still was displaying in a poor quality. Went to the display settings in windows to change it, but it didn't have anything higher than 1024p, my native 1440p resolution was nowhere to be found. After about a minute in this weird crackhead version of windows, it went to a black screen, again. Thanks for the reply, btw
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  6. alexoiu said:
    No.


    Just tried it, was able to get it to boot to windows, but it still was displaying in a poor quality. Went to the display settings in windows to change it, but it didn't have anything higher than 1024p, my native 1440p resolution was nowhere to be found. After about a minute in this weird crackhead version of windows, it went to a black screen, again. oh, ive also been able to get this far with my 970, but with the same results. Sorry for not mentioning that before.
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  7. Can you boot into safe mode , remove the nvidia drivers , then reboot normally.
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  8. madmatt30 said:
    Can you boot into safe mode , remove the nvidia drivers , then reboot normally.

    will try now
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  9. madmatt30 said:
    Can you boot into safe mode , remove the nvidia drivers , then reboot normally.


    either I'm doing it wrong, or its not working. hold f4, right as you see it booting, correct?
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  10. Ah win 10 fast boot strikes.

    Not possible to boot safe mode straight out mate.

    You need to either boot to a usb/dvd install of win 10 & safe mode is available from the recovery option.

    OR if you can boot into win 10 long enough to access the power menu you can hold down left shift key & click restart .

    This can be done from the login screen before win 10 boots proper (power button is in bottom right corner)
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  11. Check your BIOS(UEFI) very carefully. Make sure something is not forcing it to on-board graphics. Also make sure the gigabyte gtx 970 is cabled to any necessary 6 or 8 pin power and in the correct slot, if your MB has any requirements..
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