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GPU crashes when opening a game after upgrading

_Tribbs

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Hey, just upgraded my GPU to a GTX 970 from a GTX 770, Which was working fine I just wanted some better performance. Whenever I try to boot any game it freezes like this, sometimes it comes back and sometimes it doesn't. It also happens randomly when on the web. I used DDU to uninstall my drivers, then used GeForce Experience to reinstall them. I bought the card second hand so I'm hoping I'm not screwed. The card is installed with two - 3 pin PCI pins. Could anyone help? Thanks!
 

_Tribbs

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I did mean 6 pin my bad. I also am using the same cord as what powered my GTX 770, Which is 2x 8-pin cables. I will try using my old GPU.
 

_Tribbs

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Old GPU works, still not having luck with the 970.
 

Phaaze88

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You uninstalled old drivers and installed the newest, and even tried with the old card again.
The card is probably defective, return it if possible.

You could also try reinstalling windows, as there may be a driver conflict elsewhere. It's usually recommended when changing motherboards.
 
If you've eliminated all software possibilities, I have to think the card being second hand may have something to do with it.

Where did you source it from? A lot of miners like to sell cards they've literally ran 24/7 for months on end, and claim they've only been used for light gaming. You have to really be careful what sources you buy used from, especially GPUs, largely due to miners.
 

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