ayaan40000Well since i have recently moved here, i do not know anyone here that can help me with that, i am trying out things that i can work on on my own. i have a few work friends but they have laptops. i am thinking if a windows update might have caused this? does that happen?
ayaan40000Yes sir. it did work absolutely fine. Yes, i did check for cabling when i came here. In fact i was using the computer for an hour when i turned it off. I tried to switch it on and then nothing happened. I do not remember if while shutting down i saw windows getting updated or not. That's the reason why i think that if a windows update might cause this.
ayaan40000 PCIe cable being bad from the factory is impossible.
ayaan40000Hi bcavnaugh & CoolGTX, Agreed with you gentlemen. Your points are valid. Unfortunately they do not co-relate to my situation. I am using an Antec 650W Gold certified PSU (Model: EA 650W :Earthwatts). It is semi modular. It was the only PSU my system ever saw, and IT WORKED Well for almost 4 months until when the PC stopped booting up due to reasons unbeknownst to me. The PSU was tested on another PC. It booted up with a 1060 on that system. Then I installed in my system, same thing as before, no boot. Why would my PSU suddenly develop a "safety feature" when it worked flawlessly for 4 months straight. In order to prevent over currents, I also have a UPS or an Inverter as some may call it, which takes care of any voltage fluctuations and also has a battery which lasts 15-20 minutes in case of a power outage, which would rule out power spikes and fluctuations in voltage etc. PCIe cable being bad from the factory is impossible. The PC has worked with the same cables for 4 months, the PSU also worked on another system with the same cables. I would not blame the PSU for anything at this time. It is checking all boxes. There are others who have actually purchased separate new PSUs only to face the same issue with a brand new PSU. I do not have an excess of Mr. Benjamin Franklin to afford that option. PSU cables were never mis matched. In fact i have been dealing with the same PSU for this situation. I have not and do not intent to actually test out more issues that pertain to PSU's as i am nearing conclusion that the PSU is all OK due to the reasons mentioned above. I just don't understand as to why the PC would not boot when the GFX is plugged in. There are many with this same issue. I am dumbfounded and despite being an engineer i cannot even hypothesize what could possibly cause this. It would have exploded in my face and i would be stress free knowing that the explosion caused it to fail. But no. Nothing. Not even a smell that could be suspicious. All capacitors on the GFX look good. NO bulges, no bursts. What is this strange symptom for which there is no possible cause. I am thinking RMA is the only option now. The engineer in me wants to know, at least the reason. I am tearing my hair over it. Maybe, EVGA may even replace it, but i am not sure if i will ever know why.
ayaan40000Wait, what?! That's completely absurd but at this point I will give even this a go. I have a DP port cable that I use with my GFX. Do you mean to say, use an HDMI, but do not connect it to either the card or the MOBO outputs and then the next step? it boots and then you connect it to the card? Can you explain the steps in this process? maybe it would work for me, its so weird now I want to try it. :)