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At my wits end with this BIOSTAR Hi-Fi Z87X 3D! Need help getting video!

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Okay my friend is trying to build his first little gaming rig and has some new and old parts he is using to do it.
This is the Mobo paired with a 4670k.

Everything in the computer is brand new except the GPU. It is a GTX 460 until he can upgrade it. Right now the problem is that no matter what we have tried no video will display through the GPU. The cpu graphics are working fine. This card is working fine and have also tested a GTX 9800+ which also is a working card and no video would display.

This is what I have under System Agent (SA) Configuration in the BIOS Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Primary Display
This item selects which of IGFX/PEG/PCI Graphics device should be
Primary Display or select SG for Switchable Gfx.
Options: Auto (Default) / IGFX / PEG / PCIE

Primary PEG
This item selects AUTO/PEG11/PEG12 Graphics device should be
Primary PEG
Options: Auto (Default) / PEG11/ PEG12

Primary PCIE
This item selects AUTO / PCIE1 / PCIE2 / PCIE3 / PCIE4 / PCIE5 / PCIE6
/ PCIE7 Graphics device should be Primary PCIE
Options: Auto (Default) / PCIE1 / PCIE2 / PCIE3 / PCIE4 / PCIE5 /
PCIE6 / PCIE7

Internal Graphics
This item keeps IGD enabled based on the setup options.
Options: Auto (Default) / Disabled / Enabled

We have tried switching from iGFX to PEG to PCIE and none worked. Also tried setting the Primary PCIE to PCIE1.

I really would appreciate any help or ideas here? Is it time to RMA the mobo?
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post #2 of 8
It's "possible" but have you updated the BIOS on it first? Shouldn't be necessary, but my buddy upgraded his 6870 to a 7950 and his AM3 mobo wouldn't use the new GPU until the BIOS was updated. Just a thought.
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post #3 of 8
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We haven't tried that yet.. Let me see if there is a BIOS update.

EDIT: My friend had already done that.
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post #4 of 8
Just a thought maybe trying a different cable to the monitor. I had a ps3 that wouldn't like a hdmi cable but that cable would work for everything else.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gdubz22 View Post

Just a thought maybe trying a different cable to the monitor. I had a ps3 that wouldn't like a hdmi cable but that cable would work for everything else.

^This and make sure you wait long enough after booting.I have had some modern boards that take several minutes for the video to show after switching display output. Also try only turning the monitor on after the bios starts.
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post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gdubz22 View Post

Just a thought maybe trying a different cable to the monitor. I had a ps3 that wouldn't like a hdmi cable but that cable would work for everything else.
have tried that thanks though.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redwoodz View Post

^This and make sure you wait long enough after booting.I have had some modern boards that take several minutes for the video to show after switching display output. Also try only turning the monitor on after the bios starts.
I guess I will try both of these. Thanks
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Shot in the dark.

Does the BIOS have . . . PCI Subsystem Settings?

PCI Subsysten Settings>PCI ROM Priority>Legacy ROM.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rdr09 View Post

Shot in the dark.

Does the BIOS have . . . PCI Subsystem Settings?

PCI Subsysten Settings>PCI ROM Priority>Legacy ROM.
When I get a chance to look at the computer again tonight/tomorrow I will be sure to check this as well.
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