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Help P8Z77-I Deluxe bios update fail

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Got this new rig "miniscream," up and purring with some impressive CPU OC's and the GPU cranked some too. Probably should have done this sooner but I decided to update bios from 0705 to latest, thinking I might get more juice out of this baby.I used the update from the internet option, saving the old bios (my first mistake--on the rig"s drive instead of on a usb). After reboot it took me right to the bios settings indicating that I needed to make changes. In the process of going through the menus I inadvertently quit set up and found myself in windows (8 Pro upgrade). A this point I"m plugged into my graphics card via hdmi. I have the Lucid logic Virtu set to optimize graphics by using both on board and discreet graphics. I get a vague message saying that I had to change bios settings for graphics.
Here's where the fun starts. Asus says to delete Virtu and reset up, so I do that.But now I can't get into setup because ueif bios loads so f***in fast. I Google this problem and find workaround, via windows Start menu, drill down a mile options. Only problem is that, incredibly, that option is not available in this version of Windows. More Googling and the bottom line is that, despite a lot of bs, nobody seems to know how to do this yet.
Meanwhile, since I'm still fiddling with the rig, I have to shut it down to move a sata 3 gb drive to the sata 3 port. On reboot--no video. Changing from discrete to on board to different monitor, unplugging moved drive gets me nowhere. I'm going to try a usb bios flash since you don't even have to turn on the pc to do it. I would appreciate any advice and I warn anyone, with this board, to tread lightly with this bios update.

Rant My Googleing is leading me to the suspicion that Microsoft and Intel are moving toward the Apple model, making it harder and harder for enthusiasts, like us, to tinker. If I can't get into the bios the game is over.
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Kingston SV100S2N-Series  WD 640GB Caviar Black  Sony Optaric Corsair H-70  
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Windows 7 Home 64bit Corsair CMPSU-750HX 750W CM Storm Sniper 
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Hi,

Did you resolve the problem? I am about to receive a very similair system.

Could you provide any advice on do's and don't concerning the motherboard and the CPU?
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Issue resolved

Sorry for not updating this sooner. This problem was a head scratcher and, even though I am up and running again, I'm not entirely sure what the real problem was. I'm pretty sure it was not purely a bios or mobo related issue.
Using directions from the P8Z77I thread, I tried to reset the bios to the old one. The light at the usb3 port flashed green but never went off. It also occured to me that if there was no Windows to boot into, boot would have to stop at the bios, so i disconnected my boot drive. Still no luck, which told me my issue was graphics related. I pulled out the front panel audio connector which resides almost directly below the pcie slot and apparently was (eventually) keeping the gpu from seating properly in the slot, then reinserted an old 5550 card, and the system booted into bios. Once there, I turned off Intel rapid start tech and lucid virtu and reconnected boot drive. Now, I actually see the Asus splash screen on a cold boot and it still only takes all of about 8 seconds to boot into Windows, I can live with that for sure. I have since discovered that either (or both) my Oynko reciever or Toshiba TV occasionally will not load the hdmi video feed which causes Windows * to go bananas trying to figure out how to repair itself. Luckily, I have an old monitor that, when I hook the rig up to it via hdmi, tells me all is well, since it boots there with no issues.
From a thread on the Bitfenix forum I got this audio cable extender that solved the audio/video conflict: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812201025. And get this--after I got up and running I discovered that I had indeed updated the bios to the latest--go figure!
Finally, you should have no concerns about any of these components. The mobo is a dream, with so many new features that I have yet to explore them all. I love the Prodigy for its design, space, flexibility and overclocking potential (lots of good air circulation and space for cooling). Be carefull about the psu you choose as not all sizes (especially modular) will fit.
If you have any further questions or issues please feel free to ask me or the forum members about them.
Badleroy
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i7 920 DO Asus Rampage III Formula Sapphire Radeon 5850 Patriot Viper DDR3 3X2 1600 
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Kingston SV100S2N-Series  WD 640GB Caviar Black  Sony Optaric Corsair H-70  
OSPowerCase
Windows 7 Home 64bit Corsair CMPSU-750HX 750W CM Storm Sniper 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 3570K  Asus P8Z77-I DELUXE LGA 1155 Z77 mITX MSI R7770-2PMD1GD5/OC Radeon HD 7770 Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series Seagate Momentus 7200.4  Samsung CORSAIR Hydro Series H80i  
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Windows 8 Pro 64 bit upgrade Logitech MK700 ANTEC NEO ECO 620C 620W RT BitFenix Prodigy Performance Mini-ITX Computer ... 
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miniscream
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i7 920 DO Asus Rampage III Formula Sapphire Radeon 5850 Patriot Viper DDR3 3X2 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Kingston SV100S2N-Series  WD 640GB Caviar Black  Sony Optaric Corsair H-70  
OSPowerCase
Windows 7 Home 64bit Corsair CMPSU-750HX 750W CM Storm Sniper 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 3570K  Asus P8Z77-I DELUXE LGA 1155 Z77 mITX MSI R7770-2PMD1GD5/OC Radeon HD 7770 Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series Seagate Momentus 7200.4  Samsung CORSAIR Hydro Series H80i  
OSKeyboardPowerCase
Windows 8 Pro 64 bit upgrade Logitech MK700 ANTEC NEO ECO 620C 620W RT BitFenix Prodigy Performance Mini-ITX Computer ... 
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Logitech MK700 
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