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I know this is not exactly directly related to the thread topic, but it is, to some extent, related to the GTX 780. I am experiencing issues with my everything right now and I have no clue where to start.
This is what happens if I turn off my computer and turn it back on: BIOS Logo/prompt thing. Windows loading sign. Black screen. Monitor shuts down. All fans powered on (GPU and CPU cooler).
I have found, through trial and error, that mashing num lock as fast asa possible while the windows loading sign is on screen somehow glitches me into windows and doesn't let the display/peripherals shut off. After that, I'm in. Until next time I have to turn it on.
If I put my PC into sleep mode, I have no problems booting up. I have installed the most recent drivers for my 780 (GTX 780 HOF). I tried to update my BIOS but my motherboard (Asus P8Z77-i Deluxe) won't allow it. I plug in the USB with the properly renamed BIOS .CAP file into the BIOS flashback USB port and load up the BIOS. I go into EZ Flash 2 and select the file. It seems to be loading something and my mouse lags for a couple of seconds, then I get a notice; "Security Verification Failled." I think this is the root of all my problems, the BIOS. If anyone knows how to fix this please tell me. Again sorry for the off-topic post, but I needed this to be seen somewhere and I am not exactly sure it is a motherboard problem.
Edit: Everything is stable. I get no crashes and my 780 performs perfectly in every game I throw at it. The only indicator that something is wrong is on startup.
Edit 2: My BIOS file downloads to the USB as a .CAP file. Is this a problem? Isn't it supposed to be a .ROM
Edit 3: Before my 780 HOF, I had been running the system with the integrated graphics (HD 4000) since January. This seems to suggest that an incompatibility with the motherboard and gpu is causing the problem.
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