Was there any resolution in getting the card to work in the Aurora R3?
I am experiencing the exact same problem (black screen, no beeps, no post, fans running on card) with the Gigabyte 7970 GV-R797OC-3GD. I have power through the 8 pin and 6 pin connector and have tried using separate branches off the power connector. I've also played around with driver combinations and clean driver installs. I also tried running my working card with the 7970 in the other slot to see if I could boot to windows and try to see or configure the other card, but the computer wouldn't but with the 7970 installed at all.
I will have a friend check the card in his computer over the weekend, to confirm if the card is fine, but it looks like my best option going forward is just to just get a completely different card and not bother with trying a replacement.
Thanks in advance for any updates or suggestions.
No, I had no success at all and no help from Dell or Gigabyte. I tried the card in a generic machine [not Dell] and it fired up no trouble. I am now running a 7950 without issues. Their is a compatibility issue with the 7970oc and Dell that no-one wants to address. If you have more success than I, I would appreciate feedback. Sorry I couldn't offer more help. I have an expensive shelf decoration that I will have to sell on and will stick to Nvidia in future. Thanks
Thanks for getting back to me.
So like your experience, the card boots up just fine on my friend's PC. He is going to try to flash the latest bios from Gigabyte (F72) on it and I'll try it on my system on Monday.
He is going to try to flash the latest bios from Gigabyte (F72) on it and I'll try it on my system on Monday.
Thanks for the info, I will be interested as to what happens. I took this up with Gigabyte and they had no suggestion other than that it was a Dell problem, but what problem they wouldn't specify.
So the the card already had the latest bios on it, so no change to try. It looks like bolux already went down the support path with Gigabyte and Dell, so no sense in trying that again. So looks like I'll be trying a different model 7970 or going with a 670 or 680.
Try Legacy mode in BIOS:
See if it will at least boot.
Still following this thread and would like to know how to find Legacy mode in the AO6 Bios which I am running. Thanks, Bolux