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I am a little stuck guys, I have built a new system, which seems like it will be amazing if I can ever get it running. I am experiencing a problem were as soon as I load the drivers for my gtx550ti windows just sticks at the startup screen. I have gone many rounds with this problem, and after many new installs I believe it to be a problem between the mobo bios and the card. I have read several threads were people updated the bios of their motherboards and fixed this problem.

I looked at gigabytes website and it looks like there are many bios versions available for my board (z68xp-ud3) Do I just pick one of them or is their a specific one that will fix my problem? I am definitely in over my head, but I have made it this far and must resolve the problem somehow.

System is as follows
i7 2600k
Z68xp-ud3
16 gigs ram
Gtx550ti
120 gig m4 crucial SSD
H60 cooler

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I am a little stuck guys, I have built a new system, which seems like it will be amazing if I can ever get it running. I am experiencing a problem were as soon as I load the drivers for my gtx550ti windows just sticks at the startup screen. I have gone many rounds with this problem, and after many new installs I believe it to be a problem between the mobo bios and the card. I have read several threads were people updated the bios of their motherboards and fixed this problem.
I looked at gigabytes website and it looks like there are many bios versions available for my board (z68xp-ud3) Do I just pick one of them or is their a specific one that will fix my problem? I am definitely in over my head, but I have made it this far and must resolve the problem somehow.
System is as follows
i7 2600k
Z68xp-ud3
16 gigs ram
Gtx550ti
120 gig m4 crucial SSD
H60 cooler
Thank you so much for your help smile.gif

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Flashed the bios, it was scary but I got through it. Still didn't fix the problem though. I am 100% at a loss now. I just can not run that driver! It doesn't look like it is that uncommon so their must be some solution.

Quick update. I checked the gtx550 in another machine and it worked fine. I also checked another older card in my new machine and it worked fine, so it has to be some sort of driver issue.
Edited by ayetti - 3/21/12 at 2:29pm
    
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can you try a beta BIOS from here?
http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte/28441-gigabyte-latest-beta-bios.html
BTW your board has dual BIOS, if on the rare chance something goes wrong, probably 1 in 1000 goes wrong, if it does though you have dual BIOS man, that dual BIOS works perfect, extremely small chance that you brick your gigabyte board with BIOS flash, I haven't seen one bricked if it had dual BIOS.
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can you try a beta BIOS from here?
http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte/28441-gigabyte-latest-beta-bios.html
BTW your board has dual BIOS, if on the rare chance something goes wrong, probably 1 in 1000 goes wrong, if it does though you have dual BIOS man, that dual BIOS works perfect, extremely small chance that you brick your gigabyte board with BIOS flash, I haven't seen one bricked if it had dual BIOS.

I thought I bricked it when I did it the first time, bit only because the guide I followed had me use the "optimized settings" tab, and it wouldn't recognize the SSD or the keyboard for a second.

I am getting a lot braver about all this stuff, its a pretty hands on thing. I just sooo don't want to have to reinstall windows again. I will give the beta bios a look though. Someone suggested it may be the audio driver causing it as well.
    
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