Windows 10 killed one of my TitanX?, help!

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  1. Future777

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    My System: Intel 3930K, 2x Titan X (EVGA,ASUS), Asus P9X79 Deluxe Mainboard.

    I've been enjoying Witcher 3 on Windows 7 with my Titan x SLI System but now one card seems to be broken!
    I upgraded to Windows 10, Witcher 3 crashed 2 times so I decided to revert back to Windows 7.

    Back in Windows 7 I wasn't able to re-activate SLI. The option was suddenly missing! After rebooting Windows 7, I got a black screen as soon as Windows 7 was loaded.

    I tried this:
    - Launched Win7 in safe mode and used Driver Uninstaller
    - Windows works now with standard graphics drivers

    BUT: Only one card shows an image at all. The other card/ Device Manager says: Device couldn't be started, Code 10. It's got an exclamation mark next to it. The other one shows up normally.

    When I reinstall latest Nvidia drivers now and restart the system I get black screen in Windows again .(crash?)
    Only way to make the PC even show a picture in Windows is when I deactivate the other card in device manager - the one which had the exclamation mark next to it.

    GPU-Z shows both cards but the ASUS shows incomplete data (no clock speed info or bios version)
    When I use NVFlash --check it gives me normal information. Then, after having used Nvflash once, GPu-Z gives me correct information about the card, until my next reboot.

    Is one of my Titan X broken? :bang:

    I can't exchange PCI slots easily because the system is water cooled. Any advice ? Heelp
     
  2. Loophole35

    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    Clean install of W7 or W10?
     
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    No Clean install...is that a real chance ?
    I noticed that the other card doesn't even give picture during boot up (while in DOS).
     
  4. Megabiv

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    I'd give it a go if you have a spare hdd lying around, then you can save your data and rule it out should it be the case.
     

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    Thanks - Ok I'll look for a HDD to test it then..any more ideas ?
     
  6. Loophole35

    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    It may be your chipset drivers. They could have corrupted during the W10 upgrade. I would start with a fresh install of W7 or 10 first as that will answer the chipset question as well

    Being as your under water the other step would be swapping the cards but that would be a PITA for you.
     
  7. ToyTen

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    can you change the position of the cards from slots 1/3 to 1/2 or from slot 1/2 to 1/3 and come back saying if that did it ?
     
  8. Future777

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    Changing the slots would be the last thing to do because I'd need to remove the water first - it's PITA as loophole says. I'll try everything else first - ideas welcome.
     
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    Clean install of the os and it should be fixed...
     
  10. Future777

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    chipset drivers/clean install seems like the best bet then , I'll do that first thing tomorrow
     

  11. ToyTen

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    it did it for me after 2hrs stressing my ...
     
  12. Megabiv

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    I feel your pain, i had an SLI setup with a DOA GPU in it and it wasn't until i was up in windows trying to enabled SLI (and windows crashing every time off the bat) I realised i had an issue.

    So yeah, try a clean build and see if it works, if so might be worth going through all of your drivers and either updating them (possibly a bios update for mobo too while you're at it if you haven't already) or removing them as best you can, cleaning the registry (Ccleaner ftw) and then reinstalling.

    Could be possible it's a software bug in there somewhere but i really wouldn't rule out the GPU actually being dead as ****ty as it sounds it does happen unfortunately. Oh and out of interest do you have any other PCI/PCI-E cards in there that you could remove or disable for testing (sound card or capture card for instance)?
     
  13. ToyTen

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    yes, had to go thru all that inquiery & regisstry cleaning but no succes.
    But i can tell you my "faulty" gpu is up and working, believe me i too care about them :)

    feed back needed
     
  14. Megabiv

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    Im sure but when you have SLI cards in a water loop you'll understand the hesitation to rip it all apart and change the slot as it's not like swapping out an air cooled card. Which is why we're recommending to try as much before he has to drain a loop, disassemble sli blocks, plumb, refill and bleed a loop. Having done the above a few times it's not the best and is very time consuming. Hell if all else fails that's going to be done but like pulling an engine out of a car it's more of a final resort than a first stop :nerd:.
     
  15. Future777

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    Thanks. I'm still hoping the GPU isn't dead..will see tomorrow.
    There's no other card using a PCI-E slot.

    General Question: When 2 graphics cards are installed - should each of them output video while booting ? I tried first with one, then the other and only one card has a signal. Since boot up process in DOS environment has no Windows driver/registry problem - is this an indicator to a dead card?
     

  16. ToyTen

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    yes, yes i do understand the hassle.
    What ever pitstop is needed to see that such a card is still working... I defenetly hope Future777 hasn't got to go thru this.

    I'm on air on both gpus... but cpu under water, for ages. cleaning and stuff becomes a routine and for a better cooling so no hesitation ! as for saving a GPU well


    i clearly hope your gpu didn't past away poeticly said.

    i'm on surround 3x1200p all displays on one gpu, thats my working setup

    Hoping for the best
     
  17. yasamoka

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    Only one of the cards should show a video signal as far as I can recall (tested with my 7970s). I'll try tomorrow.
     
  18. Future777

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    Thanks, that's good to know!
     
  19. Dragondale13

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    Make sure to select "load optimized defaults" and reboot, before doing the fresh install of Win7.Error code 10 - The device cannot start, I get on gpu2 every time I uninstall drivers and reboot, I doubt your card is dead.
     
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  20. Future777

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    Unfortunatly a clean install didn't help, I also updated Mainboard Bios and Chipset Drivers. Thanks anyways.
     

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