- 11 months ago
So I finally bit the bullet and upgraded to Ryzen, but it seems the process is going to give me a bald spot soon from all the headaches.
To start, specs:
Ryzen 2700x Gigabyte X470 Aorus ultra gaming Rev.1 GTX 970 (iChiLL GeForce GTX 970 X4 Ultra) MX 200 boot SSD 2 data HDDs Windows 10 pro 64 bit version 1903
Problem: The installation process for windows 10 64 bit seems to go fine until the first restart, when it is copying and installing the OS off the boot USB, however when it restarts for the first time, the setup menus and windows login has to be done "briskly", else the video signal to the monitor will go dead, and will not come back after a restart or fix from the USB, and the process must be started again. It may go through the "we're setting things up for you" schpeel and blackscreen, or flicker do desktop momentarily before blackscreening, or load into desktop in a seemingly stable state. In the case where it blackscreens at this stage, I have been able to recover it using the USBs startup recovery feature. I know windows has installed and is in fact running based on the sounds. Initially there's always a disconnected device sound (also on attempted driver install), but also from the USB insertion/removal. If it reaches a stable desktop, I proceed to download and install the latest windows updates, motherboard drivers (chipset, LAN, audio) from gigabyte in that order, before I look to update graphics drivers.
What I have tried so far: -Downloading the latest Nvidia driver for my GPU (430.86), and installing as usual. Screen goes black during installation as usual, does not come back on after ca. 5 minutes waiting. Reboot goes straight to black screen after windows logo and spinning dots, can not be recovered. requires fresh install.
-Updating via the device manager, with the same results.
-Remaking the boot USB, on the premise that the graphics driver files were somehow corrupted.
-Reseating and re-affirming the GPU and PSU connections
I was running the F3 BIOS, but upgrading the chipset drivers as per gigabytes instructions, I have switched to F31, and the issue persists. It always seems to flicker and play the disconnecting hardware sound when it turns off, if that makes any sense. Will leave it running overnight, just in case.
This one's got me stumped, tickets already out but maybe someone here can help faster than gigabyte/Inno3D ;)