Question RTX3070 not displaying

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Hey i recently just got the 3070, tried plugging it in and the card doesn't seem to register. The gpu light is on, and the fans spin for 10seconds on bootup and then they stop. Anyone have any ideas? i do have a 650w power supply which is my guess to whats wrong. I also plugged monitor into motherboard and couldnt find gpu in device manager
Specs:
i7 9700k
2x8 DDR4 ram
PSU: EVGA 650W supernova
 
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Darkbreeze

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What is the actual MODEL of your RTX 3070?

What is the EXACT model of your 650w power supply and how long has it already been in service, roughly, in years?

What is your motherboard model and do you have the most current motherboard BIOS version installed?

Did you try a hard reset of the BIOS?

BIOS Hard Reset procedure

Power off the unit, switch the PSU off and unplug the PSU cord from either the wall or the power supply.

Remove the motherboard CMOS battery for five minutes. In some cases it may be necessary to remove the graphics card to access the CMOS battery.

During that five minutes, press the power button on the case, continuously, for 30 seconds. After the five minutes is up, reinstall the CMOS battery making sure to insert it with the correct side up just as it came out.

If you had to remove the graphics card you can now reinstall it, but remember to reconnect your power cables if there were any attached to it as well as your display cable.

Now, plug the power supply cable back in, switch the PSU back on and power up the system. It should display the POST screen and the options to enter CMOS/BIOS setup. Enter the bios setup program and reconfigure the boot settings for either the Windows boot manager or for legacy systems, the drive your OS is installed on if necessary.

Save settings and exit. If the system will POST and boot then you can move forward from there including going back into the bios and configuring any other custom settings you may need to configure such as Memory XMP, A-XMP or D.O.C.P profile settings, custom fan profile settings or other specific settings you may have previously had configured that were wiped out by resetting the CMOS.

In some cases it may be necessary when you go into the BIOS after a reset, to load the Optimal default or Default values and then save settings, to actually get the hardware tables to reset in the boot manager.

It is probably also worth mentioning that for anything that might require an attempt to DO a hard reset in the first place, IF the problem is related to a lack of video signal, it is a GOOD IDEA to try a different type of display as many systems will not work properly for some reason with displayport configurations. It is worth trying HDMI if you are having no display or lack of visual ability to enter the BIOS, or no signal messages.

Trying a different monitor as well, if possible, is also a good idea if there is a lack of display. It happens.
 
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Hey thanks for the reply, i've got the zotac 3070 twin edge 8gb, i edited my psu above and ive had it for about 3 years. my motherboard is the b360m gaming plus. right now i've currently got my old GPU (gtx 960) plugged in and it works fine
 

Darkbreeze

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I would try it with the 3070 installed. You will want the system to reconfigure the hardware tables to include the new graphics card, not the old one, and hopefully that will allow it to display a signal.

Also, and don't take this the wrong way because I've seen seasoned veterans make this same mistake, but make absolutely certain you have the display cable plugged into the graphics card and not one of the motherboard video outputs after installing the new card. A lot of times people don't even pay attention, and they just see "oh, hdmi/dvi/DP slot, plug in there" not realizing that it's a port on the motherboard and not the graphics card.

Also, "Supernova" isn't a model. It's a family of models that includes G1, G2, G3, GQ, P2, T2, etc. There are a few Supernova models that aren't very good, and while I don't think that the model is probably the problem here, it would still be good to know exactly which unit we are working with.
 
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Yeah it definitely was plugged into the graphics card. anyway thanks for the tips, gonna try your advice now and get back to ya
 
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I would try it with the 3070 installed. You will want the system to reconfigure the hardware tables to include the new graphics card, not the old one, and hopefully that will allow it to display a signal.

Also, and don't take this the wrong way because I've seen seasoned veterans make this same mistake, but make absolutely certain you have the display cable plugged into the graphics card and not one of the motherboard video outputs after installing the new card. A lot of times people don't even pay attention, and they just see "oh, hdmi/dvi/DP slot, plug in there" not realizing that it's a port on the motherboard and not the graphics card.

Also, "Supernova" isn't a model. It's a family of models that includes G1, G2, G3, GQ, P2, T2, etc. There are a few Supernova models that aren't very good, and while I don't think that the model is probably the problem here, it would still be good to know exactly which unit we are working with.
Just FYI my psu just says supernova 650G+ gold
 
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Hey so after going through bios and onto my desktop, I have my monitor connected directly to the gpu, but instead of running off the 3070, it’s running off ‘Microsoft basic display adapter’. Any ideas?
 

Darkbreeze

Retired Mod
So yeah, now that it's working it would be advisable to do all of the following in order to optimize the installation and performance.

If there are any steps listed here that you have not already done, it would be advisable to do so if for no other reason than to be able to say you've already done it and eliminate that possibility.



First,

Make sure your motherboard has the MOST recent BIOS version installed. If it does not, then update. This solves a high number of issues even in cases where the release that is newer than yours makes no mention of improving graphics card or other hardware compatibility. They do not list every change they have made when they post a new BIOS release.


Second,

Go to the product page for your motherboard on the manufacturer website. Download and install the latest driver versions for the chipset, storage controllers, audio and network adapters. Do not skip installing a newer driver just because you think it is not relevant to the problem you are having. The drivers for one device can often affect ALL other devices and a questionable driver release can cause instability in the OS itself. They don't release new drivers just for fun. If there is a new driver release for a component, there is a good reason for it. The same goes for BIOS updates. When it comes to the chipset drivers, if your motherboard manufacturer lists a chipset driver that is newer than what the chipset developer (Intel or AMD, for our purposes) lists, then use that one. If Intel (Or AMD) shows a chipset driver version that is newer than what is available from the motherboard product page, then use that one. Always use the newest chipset driver that you can get and always use ONLY the chipset drivers available from either the motherboard manufacturer, AMD or Intel.


IF you have other hardware installed or attached to the system that are not a part of the systems covered by the motherboard drivers, then go to the support page for THAT component and check to see if there are newer drivers available for that as well. If there are, install them.


Third,

Make sure your memory is running at the correct advertised speed in the BIOS. This may require that you set the memory to run at the XMP profile settings. Also, make sure you have the memory installed in the correct slots and that they are running in dual channel which you can check by installing CPU-Z and checking the Memory and SPD tabs. For all modern motherboards that are dual channel memory architectures, from the last ten years at least, if you have two sticks installed they should be in the A2 (Called DDR4_1 on some boards) or B2 (Called DDR4_2 on some boards) which are ALWAYS the SECOND and FOURTH slots over from the CPU socket, counting TOWARDS the edge of the motherboard EXCEPT on boards that only have two memory slots total. In that case, if you have two modules it's not rocket science, but if you have only one, then install it in the A1 or DDR4_1 slot.



Fourth (And often tied for most important along with an up-to-date motherboard BIOS),

A clean install of the graphics card drivers. Regardless of whether you "already installed the newest drivers" for your graphics card or not, it is OFTEN a good idea to do a CLEAN install of the graphics card drivers. Just installing over the old drivers OR trying to use what Nvidia and AMD consider a clean install is not good enough and does not usually give the same result as using the Display Driver Uninstaller utility. This has a very high success rate and is always worth a shot.


If you have had both Nvidia and AMD cards installed at any point on that operating system then you will want to run the DDU twice. Once for the old card drivers (ie, Nvidia or AMD) and again for the currently installed graphics card drivers (ie, AMD or Nvidia). So if you had an Nvidia card at some point in the past, run it first for Nvidia and then after that is complete, run it again for AMD if you currently have an AMD card installed.



And last, but not least, if you have never done a CLEAN install of Windows, or have upgraded from an older version to Windows 10, or have been through several spring or fall major Windows updates, it might be a very good idea to consider doing a clean install of Windows if none of these other solutions has helped. IF you are using a Windows installation from a previous system and you didn't do a clean install of Windows after building the new system, then it's 99.99% likely that you NEED to do a CLEAN install before trying any other solutions.


How to do a CLEAN installation of Windows 10, the RIGHT way
 
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Hey i recently just got the 3070, tried plugging it in and the card doesn't seem to register. The gpu light is on, and the fans spin for 10seconds on bootup and then they stop. Anyone have any ideas? i do have a 650w power supply which is my guess to whats wrong. I also plugged monitor into motherboard and couldnt find gpu in device manager
Specs:
i7 9700k
2x8 DDR4 ram
PSU: EVGA 650W supernova
I got similar issue, except I just get “DisplayPort no signal” when turning on the computer connected with DP for the first time. It was working fine with my 2080 card. But now just the logo on the Zotec 3070 twin is lighting up, fans are not moving.

motherboard is not detecting any gpu, but I have triple checked that it’s connected.

ive rebooted, unplugged everything many times. Tried with hdmi cable, nothing. The monitor can’t get a signal from the 3070

specs:
I7 9700
600w Corsair gold
32gb ram
Zotec 3070
 

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