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July 28, 2012, 01:22:29 AM
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I mined a lot back in the day but now I'm coming back, seems stuff works much easier now.

I'm having issues with one card though, I knew it would be a fight but it's worth a shot!

Purchased knowing it didn't output any display, but detected by drivers etc, so I thought it might mine.

-Device Manager sees the card no problem.
-MSI Afterburner sees the card, but does NOT report clockspeeds or anything
-Drivers installed no problem (my integrated GPU is from the 3570K CPU so the AMD drivers wouldn't install without the card in)
-GUIMiner will not see the card
-Have tried dummy plugs and actual monitors
-Fan ramps up on boot and idles down properly


Any ideas?  I know it's a long shot but it was cheap Wink

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July 28, 2012, 01:28:00 AM
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Have you tried flashing the VGA BIOS? Not sure what you'd flash it to though. Just dump the current one and see what it is, and if it seems horribly different, try looking on one of the vga bios sites (i think techpowerup has a database?) for the closest match.

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July 28, 2012, 02:12:19 AM
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It is a reference 6970 so has the convenient dual BIOS and hardware switch.

Same result.

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July 28, 2012, 02:18:39 AM
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Have you tried more then GUIMiner?

You might give this https://bitminter.com/client/bitminter.jnlp a shot.

Claims to be most user friendly, good experience card detection for me.
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I'll try Bitminter, can't hurt anyway.  Thanks for the tip.

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July 30, 2012, 10:34:13 AM
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Can you see your CPU and integrated GPU in guiminer?

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July 31, 2012, 02:37:31 PM
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Can you see your CPU and integrated GPU in guiminer?

Yep, and every other GPU I have tried.

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I think the card is bad. Try GPU-Z, see whether any sensors are working.

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I just recently encountered a similar problem yesterday. I have too many video cards and had to opt for putting one in my main PC for mining. I switched out a 5870 reference with a 5850 reference and moved the 5870 down a few slots, but doing this caused only max resolution 1024x768, no 3d acceleration, memory/core clocks in trixx were 0, temp was -1, obviously everything was fubar. My 5870 wasn't being detected either. In the end, I uninstalled all AMD drivers/SDK, rebooted, used driver sweeper to remove ALL radeon drivers/sdk remnants, reboot, installed 12.1 driver + 2.6 SDK, reboot, installed separate 2.1 SDK (because I like using 2.1 and if dont have 2.4+ installed, my miners dont work), reboot, and voila. All sensors worked and all gpus were detected and installed right.

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August 01, 2012, 06:22:57 AM
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Yeah the card is bad, as noted in the OP Wink

Wouldn't have been the first "doesn't give a display" card I've bought on eBay that mines 100% fine, this one was unfortunately not a success story (my first failure actually)

Oven trick here we come, if no luck I can sell it for what I paid I'm sure.

Thanks for the brainstorm all!

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