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Windows 7: Black screen after graphics card install (Nitro R9 380)

23 Nov 2015   #11
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

lol great an on/ off switch on a gpu = brilliant design


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23 Nov 2015   #12
Morbid Monkee

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
lol great an on/ off switch on a gpu = brilliant design
Yeah right? I contacted Sapphire and they told me exactly what to do! I am now a happy gamer once again lol
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24 Nov 2015   #13
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
lol great an on/ off switch on a gpu = brilliant design
That is one of the stupidest design features I've heard about in quite a while.
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24 Nov 2015   #14
Morbid Monkee

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
lol great an on/ off switch on a gpu = brilliant design
That is one of the stupidest design features I've heard about in quite a while.
Yeah that and the fact that the dip switch wasnt even mentioned in the instructions (if you could call them that)
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24 Nov 2015   #15
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

yep if you ever get a chance take a picture of this switch and post it here
Inquiring minds need to see this wicked switch that must allow you on the fly to remove the card without being electrocuted
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24 Nov 2015   #16
Morbid Monkee

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
yep if you ever get a chance take a picture of this switch and post it here
Inquiring minds need to see this wicked switch that must allow you on the fly to remove the card without being electrocuted
I will take a picture tomorrow and post it so if anyone has that card they will know lol
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25 Nov 2015   #17
Morbid Monkee

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 

Here is the picture of the dip switch, the card is a

Sapphire Radeon NITRO R9 380 4GB GDDR5 DL-DVI-I / DL-DVI-D / HDMI / DP Dual-X OC (UEFI) PCI-E Graphics Card 11242-07-20G


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25 Nov 2015   #18
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Thanks for the update at least it's on top

The only other one I've read that has a switch is the evga 980 king pin it's for triple bios oc'ing
But at least they tell you about it
EVGA GeForce GTX 980 04G-P4-5988-KR 4GB K|NGP|N GAMING w/ACX 2.0+, Whisper Silent w/ Multi-Color LED Cooler, Customized Overclocking Graphics Card - Newegg.com
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25 Nov 2015   #19
Morbid Monkee

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Yeah its the first Ive heard of it, you would think a subsection in the manual would be justified at that point lol
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25 Nov 2015   #20
Mellon Head

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I'm still baffled at the reasoning behind that switch. What possible mode of operation requires that you turn your graphics card off? Or that you need to?
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