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Integrated graphics conflict with dedicated, how to solve?

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June 25, 2013 10:08:47 AM

Hi!
I have recently built my first computer system and have found this forum amazingly helpful, however I have a problem that I can not find a solution to.

Problem:
When I boot my computer, either of three things happen (seemingly at random)

1) Video output is just from the graphics card (working until reboot)
2) Video output is just from the integrated graphics (working until reboot)
3) No video output in either socket, however the computer does start and enter windows (can hear the welcoming sound)

I can't get the computer just to use the dedicated graphics card!

I have all the latest drivers for the MB and GPU, windows fully updated, both power cables are connected to the graphics card (6+2 and 6-pin). GPU is seated in the main PCIe x16 slot. The 8-pin power cable is properly connected to the MB.

What I have tried:
set "Initiate graphics adapter" to PEG in BIOS
disable "Intel Virtualization" in BIOS
tried to disable the HD 4000 device in device manager (I still would get output from the MB port even though the device was set to inactive)
Removing Graphics card (in this case the integrated graphics work without problems)
Reinstalling windows and all drivers.

Specs:
Windows 7 Home Premium, SP1 64bit

MSI Z77A-GD55 Motherboard
http://www.msi.com/product/mb/Z77A-GD55.html#/?div=Manu...

ASUS GeForce GTX 770 OC 2mb
http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/GTX770DC2OC2GD5/#spe...

Corsair CX750w 80+ bronze
http://www.corsair.com/en/power-supply-units/cx-series-...

Corsair 8GB (2x4096MB) C9 1600Mhz VENGEANCE
http://www.corsair.com/us/vengeance-8gb-dual-channel-dd...


Any suggestions/tips on how to continue are greatly appreciated.
Thanks!

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June 25, 2013 10:13:58 AM

Did you try to reseat your graphics card? It almost sounds to me like it is coming loose in the PCIe slot. Or at least the computer thinks it is.
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June 25, 2013 10:16:41 AM

hmm i see you went into bios and checked your video options.It should be working, my first test would be to move the card to another slot and see what happens, sometimes on certain mobos they tell you what slot to use when only using one card but it shouldnt really matter.

did you do a bios update as well?
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June 25, 2013 10:17:44 AM

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Did you try to reseat your graphics card? It almost sounds to me like it is coming loose in the PCIe slot. Or at least the computer thinks it is.


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hmm i see you went into bios and checked your video options.It should be working, my first test would be to move the card to another slot and see what happens, sometimes on certain mobos they tell you what slot to use when only using one card but it shouldnt really matter.

did you do a bios update as well?


+1^ Also is your monitor securely plugged in to both ends.
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June 25, 2013 10:19:54 AM

Primary graphics adapter should be set to PCI-E. Not sure what PEG is. There should also be an option to disable cpu graphics, although I've never had to do that. The board should use PCI-E automatically if there's is a video card installed in the PCI-E slot.
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June 25, 2013 11:24:24 AM

expl0itfinder said:
Did you try to reseat your graphics card? It almost sounds to me like it is coming loose in the PCIe slot. Or at least the computer thinks it is.


06yfz450ridr said:
hmm i see you went into bios and checked your video options.It should be working, my first test would be to move the card to another slot and see what happens, sometimes on certain mobos they tell you what slot to use when only using one card but it shouldnt really matter.

did you do a bios update as well?


Okay, I put it in the other socket (major wiring problems lol) and so far it actually seems to be working! At first the computer would not recognize the brand of the card, but I just had to manually install the drivers.

Kind of weird that this would solve it, do you think this proves a faulty MB or could it be some weird BIOS/bug that could've been fixed otherwise?

Anyway thanks so much!
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June 25, 2013 11:53:42 AM

cocer said:
expl0itfinder said:
Did you try to reseat your graphics card? It almost sounds to me like it is coming loose in the PCIe slot. Or at least the computer thinks it is.


06yfz450ridr said:
hmm i see you went into bios and checked your video options.It should be working, my first test would be to move the card to another slot and see what happens, sometimes on certain mobos they tell you what slot to use when only using one card but it shouldnt really matter.

did you do a bios update as well?


Okay, I put it in the other socket (major wiring problems lol) and so far it actually seems to be working! At first the computer would not recognize the brand of the card, but I just had to manually install the drivers.

Kind of weird that this would solve it, do you think this proves a faulty MB or could it be some weird BIOS/bug that could've been fixed otherwise?

Anyway thanks so much!


It could be a screwy pcie slot, but I wouldn't worry about it too much, especially if the other one still works fine. Glad we got it working!
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June 25, 2013 1:04:55 PM

cocer said:
expl0itfinder said:
Did you try to reseat your graphics card? It almost sounds to me like it is coming loose in the PCIe slot. Or at least the computer thinks it is.


06yfz450ridr said:
hmm i see you went into bios and checked your video options.It should be working, my first test would be to move the card to another slot and see what happens, sometimes on certain mobos they tell you what slot to use when only using one card but it shouldnt really matter.

did you do a bios update as well?


Okay, I put it in the other socket (major wiring problems lol) and so far it actually seems to be working! At first the computer would not recognize the brand of the card, but I just had to manually install the drivers.

Kind of weird that this would solve it, do you think this proves a faulty MB or could it be some weird BIOS/bug that could've been fixed otherwise?

Anyway thanks so much!


Hard to answer that cause we don't know which slot you had it in to begin with, could be you just had it in the wrong one. Which one does your manual say to use?
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June 25, 2013 1:34:18 PM

KnowItAll said:
cocer said:
expl0itfinder said:
Did you try to reseat your graphics card? It almost sounds to me like it is coming loose in the PCIe slot. Or at least the computer thinks it is.


06yfz450ridr said:
hmm i see you went into bios and checked your video options.It should be working, my first test would be to move the card to another slot and see what happens, sometimes on certain mobos they tell you what slot to use when only using one card but it shouldnt really matter.

did you do a bios update as well?


Okay, I put it in the other socket (major wiring problems lol) and so far it actually seems to be working! At first the computer would not recognize the brand of the card, but I just had to manually install the drivers.

Kind of weird that this would solve it, do you think this proves a faulty MB or could it be some weird BIOS/bug that could've been fixed otherwise?

Anyway thanks so much!


Hard to answer that cause we don't know which slot you had it in to begin with, could be you just had it in the wrong one. Which one does your manual say to use?


Had it in the PCI_E2 slot as recommended in the manual, but no matter since it is working now, at least for the moment :D 
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June 26, 2013 6:10:44 AM

The board recommends PCI-E 2? Wow, that makes no sense at all. I would have just put it in PCI-E 1, I never even read the manual. lol
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June 26, 2013 8:52:24 AM

hmm thats crazy my manual states pcie1 or pc1 and pci3 for sli, Never actually heard of one saying to use the second slot before,, atleast its working now
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June 26, 2013 3:58:13 PM

KnowItAll said:
The board recommends PCI-E 2? Wow, that makes no sense at all. I would have just put it in PCI-E 1, I never even read the manual. lol


I doubt you would have, since PCI_E1 is a PCIe x1 slot on my mb :p 
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June 26, 2013 6:56:33 PM

Well I'm awaiting my MSI Z87 G45 so I'll have to check that before I install my video card. lol
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