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Thread: Determining BIOS version used during boot

  1. #11
    grn is offline Junior Member
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    Nov 2012

    Default Re: Determining BIOS version used during boot

    Well, I have now successfully copied my main BIOS to the backup and I still have the problem, with or without the KVM in the loop. So now I know that,

    1. A Gigabyte GTX 670 stock GPU works with my motherboard model (although I don't know what resolution monitor they used).
    2. The problem is related to the native resolution of the monitor as it worked when my monitor got forced by the KVM into a 1200x1024 resolution but gets the problem when it works at its native resolution (1980x1200)
    3. Another card works fine with my monitor running at its native resolution.
    4. Having both BIOS's at the same revision level makes no difference (as I expected).

    The conclusion is that the Gigabyte over-clocked version of the GTX 670 has some compatibility problem with my motherboard that Gigabyte technical support won't seem to address other than me sending back both the motherboard and the card. I have one last thing to try and that is clear CMOS once again just in case the BIOS copy has changed things.
    MB: GA-X58A-UD3R (Rev 2.0) BIOS Version: FH
    CPU: I7 950 @ 3.06GHz
    PSU: Coolermaster Silent Pro Hybrid 80+ Gold, 850W
    GPU: Gigabyte GTX 580
    Mem: Crucial 1333 DDR3

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Near Toronto but not in it

    Default Re: Determining BIOS version used during boot

    Go look in your other thread, I have a suggestion for you

    Main Rig
    OS = Win8.1
    CPU = i7-980X @ 4.17Ghz 144x29 cooled by custom Loop
    Mem = 12GB 2000Mhz corsair Dominator GT at 2010Mhz @ 9-10-9-27-2T
    MB = Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 v1.0 with F6 Bios - Dead Board
    MB = EVGA X58 Classified3 e770
    GPU = 2x Sapphire r9 290x in xfire
    HD = 4x PNY 120GB Raid 0
    Storage = 2TB WD Black
    PSU = EVGA SuperNOVA 1300w
    Case = Cooler Master HAF-X 945

    HTPC / Home Server
    OS = Win7 64Bit running XBMC HTPC Front end with Windows Server 2011 Virtual Machine with 8GB ram assigned for homer server with exchange
    CPU = AMD 1090T
    Mem = 16GB 1600Mhz Kingston RED Limited Edition running at 1600Mhz
    MB = Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5
    GPU- EVGA GT210
    HD = too many to count, but about 5TB of storage all together including backup
    PSU = Corsair TX750
    Case = Too embarrassed to mention.

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