- 15 months ago
Yo guys what's up. Before I begin I thought I'd inform you guys that I made a similar post on Tom's Hardware of a unique issue and never received a fix. In fact, they deleted my post. I've been traversing the internet for help and nothing seems to work, however a friend of mine who had the same build as I do currently told me it worked fine for them, therefore idk what more to troubleshoot.
Now that I've gotten that outta the way... let us begin. I'll split everything into categories so ya'll can skip or read everything. Up to you.
[ current specs ] - ASUS Sabertooth 990fx - EVGA 970 4GB FTW - AMD FX 8350 - Corsair CX750 & Corsair CX750M But the currently being used PSU is the non-modular one. - 4x4GB G.Skill Sniper
[ what I've tried ] - My motherboard has 4 color coded ram slots which is usually standard for most PCs. I've tried putting just 1x4GB stick in each slot individually as a new attempt to a fix. I've also tried putting 2x4GB sticks in 2 white slots and 2 brown slots respectively and both varieties ended with no new result.
The 970GTX has 2x6-pin PCIE slots that you normally would insert from the PSU. I tried that and the dual fans on the card do not spin during boot. But they do spin for a few seconds after pressing the power button on the tower.
I've tried both the standard and modular power supplies from Corsair. Both are brand new outta the box and aren't yielding me new results to why the GPU refuses to power up.
I've tried using an EVGA 750ti 2GB SC which is the only GPU alternative I've tried with the current build and it works fine with both PSUs just to add proof that every component works. In fact, that's the only way I'll have a PC is with this GPU. Sadly. And I refuse to buy any other cards for the same reason as the 970.
I've tried unplugging all unnecessary wires prior to boot as suggested from 3rd party sources. No results.
I did some more research and it lead me to a button called memOK! That's on the motherboard. Apparently this button is good for resetting a few settings regarding ram to default. And I'm sure it does more than that or maybe I'm entirely wrong. I don't know and I don't care.
But in any event. No results to my issue with this button. And the DRAM_LED remains active.
I've tried moving my PC to a different wall outlet setup in the event that the GPU simply isn't powering the card due to power distribution. But that's not the case and wouldn't make much sense because the older GPU runs just fine off the motherboard.
I've tried resetting bios using the battery that comes with the motherboard. I was recommended to take it out and put it back into place within 30 to 60 seconds. While the PC has no electrical charge throughout the system.
I've tried taking apart the PC entirely up to where it's an empty case. And reinstalled everything again. I've also had another person do the same concept in the event I did something wrong or lacked knowledge. Same result. No results at all.
[ what I'm about to do ]
- I've decided that this GPU and the PC as a whole is a complete waste of time. Nothing is getting done and nothing is getting fixed.
What I'm about to do is just pop the 750ti back into the PC and call it a day. Perhaps somewhere down the road I will just invest in a new PC and build ot from scratch rather than buy it prebuilt with upgrades added. Etc.
If you guys have any tips or tricks. Any unique fixes that will actually help and not waste any more time I'd appreciate it. Also if you require picture proof or a video on the PC, I'll work on those as soon as I can. (Pictures sooner than video)