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saftsuse
GTX 480 not working
on Feb 17, 2011 at 6:44:11 pm

Hi,
I bought the parts as described here http://videoguys.forumexperts.com/viewtopic.php?t=113951

Only change is that I bought an SSD instead of the raptor.

And as soon as I install the driver for the GTX 480 card, the computer will not boot up.
I googled it. and there seeme to be many others with the same problem.

So I recommend to Not buy this card, or at least know what you might get into.

See this link for an description of the problem : http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=171920&st=0

Edit : changed from GTX card to ATX Smile
Edit II : Changed it back to GTX - I should not post when I'm to sleepy Surprised ops:


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Jcschild
Re: GTX 480 not working
on Feb 18, 2011 at 3:11:10 pm

i have never seen an issue with the 480 card.
or 460, 470, 570, 580.

sounds like an issue with your bios setting most likely memory

Scott
ADK


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saftsuse
Re: GTX 480 not working
on Feb 18, 2011 at 7:59:44 pm

Jcschild: i have never seen an issue with the 480 card.
or 460, 470, 570, 580.

sounds like an issue with your bios setting most likely memory

Scott
ADK


I can of course try, but how can I find out if there is a problem with Bios / memory?

But I still think I just ran out of luck with compability with the Asus mobo and the 480.
There is a this thread over at the Nvidia forums.
Just called "Welcome to the club" of owners with 4xx cards that do not work.
http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=187401&st=0
Just have a look, it is well explained in the first few lines of the first post.
There's a lot of people that have just the same problem as I have.
They tried to change mobo, bios, power, taking out memory, replacing etc, just about eveerything. But the computer still don't boot past the welcome screen / black screen.
But the same card will work on other computers, not just the one they build.

I'm sending the 480 back, and have to try an another card ( Not 480 Evil or Very Mad )

Is there any other card besides the 480, that will work well with Vegas pro and / or Premiere ?

Thanks,
Erik


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Jcschild
Re: GTX 480 not working
on Feb 19, 2011 at 4:58:47 pm

interesting read..
based on the "C states" comment it again makes me believe its a Motherboard bios issue.

we turn off all C states in the bios turbo can be a real PITA. as can all the sleep states
while this is only 1 of our tricks for a succesful edting system and we do many more

i would start there.
honestly i ship over 1000 systems a yr 90% have nVidia cards
i have never seen this issue and i sell a lot of 460,470, 570, 480, 580
i even asked my head tech and he said the same thing.. bios/memory settings

Scott
ADK


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saftsuse
Re: GTX 480 not working
on Feb 20, 2011 at 11:52:59 am

Thanks for trying to help me.

I tried to look in the Bios, but since I do not know too much about whats going on in there I did not take the chance to change anything.
Tried some other stuff too, reinstalling etc. but to no avail.

So then since I was about to return my 480 card, I was looking for a new card.
And this time I search the new model number and blackscreen.
And I found this one from anoter forum :

*********************************************
I had the supplier check the hardware and everything works fine. I have since established that the monitor is the culprit.

I tried my new computer with a new monitor and everything is fine. However, if I boot the computer with my old monitor (Fujitsu 17" Sep2005) I get the blank screen. The funny thing is that if I boot the computer with the new monitor (LG 22" Jul2009) and then switch the cable to the old monitor, it works. After a reboot on the old monitor I get the blank screen again.

Since I have only borrowed the new monitor and I don't want to buy one, I would really like to fix this problem. It just doesn't sound logical to me that a monitor should not work with certain OS or hardware setups. I know it has something to do with the refresh rate but I can't put my finger on it.
***********************************************

So I tried to disconnect my BenQ LED EW2420, started the computer.
Waited for a minute, connected the screen.
And voila, everything is working. Nvidia drivers are innstalled and resolution is 1920*1080
Only difference from the poster is that I can reboot with the screen connected. Very Happy
So lets see if it will continue to work the next few months. Very Happy
This was a strange solution to my problem.....


Thanks again Very Happy


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