980ti issue "black screen"


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Hello there


Ive used Chief Architect when working for someone and was so impressed I'd thought Id grab the interior version for me to use at home.


However, on installing a new 980ti gfx card Im having issues seeing the 3d views.


I can use them once or twice then they go black as seen in the included screenshot.


Any ideas?


I *have* followed the troubleshooting guide as well as tried both new and old drivers.


Ive also disconnected my other monitors and tried with only one connected.


Im running on a 6700k with 16gb ram and the aforementioned card with win 10 ultimate.


Now, obviously if this is an issue with my 980ti Ill hold off on my purchase.


Thanks in advance!


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Contact the ultimate experts at Chief Architect Inc Tech Support. Due to the variability of hardware to Operating System you would be best served to talk to Tech Support. I only have my own PC as my experience to which I have not had any insurmountable problems since 1995. I have called upon Tech Support at need and they have always come up with a solution.



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  • 2 weeks later...

I discovered my issue.


At first I thought a full reinstall of win10 solved it, but it turns out the additional software for my Mobo was causing conflicts with the card.


My Mobo is an Asus ROG Z170 Maximus VIII Hero Skylake ATX and the card is EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+


As far as I can tell, part of the AI Suite software, which can control all aspects of one's mobo from fan speed to clock causes issues with the gfx card and Home Designer, I did some more investigation and it also hit DAZ3d  with a similar viewport issue.


Many other apps like 3ds Max, photoshop, games etc etc seem to be unaffected.


Anyhoo, deinstalling the AI suite seems to have solved the issue.

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