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MSI Z87-G45 Gaming Problem with NVIDIA GTX 760 and BIOS

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September 10, 2013 8:24:58 AM

I installed a MSI Z87-G45 with an Intel i7 4770 as an upgrade from a Phenom ii 1100t and ASUS M4N98TD Evo set up. I was running my EVGA GTX 760 with no problems with the AMD processor/ASUS mobo. When I tried to boot after the upgrade, the fans and lights would come on but the computer would not POST. I started unplugging things to find the problem and it turns out that the system runs fine without the GPU installed. I tried to update the BIOS to v.1.4 with the Live Update 5 utility from MSI and it appears that everything went through ok but when Live Update 5 checks for updates it says that my BIOS is v.1.2 and needs to be updated to v.1.4. Not sure what to do. Please help!
System:
MSI Z87-G45 Gaming mobo
Intel i7 4770 cpu
Silencer Mk III 750w psu
Samsung 840 pro 256 ssd
EVGA GTX 760 SC (can't post with it installed, nothing on the monitor)
8 GB DDR3 1600 gskill ram (4 sticks dual channel 4x2)
Windows 8 Pro OS
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September 10, 2013 9:27:16 AM

try to install drivers and utilities cd from motherboard or reset CMOS.
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September 10, 2013 5:25:25 PM

First, you should NEVER update an MSI BIOS through the Live Update utility!! NEVER EVER! Great way to brick your MB!

The best way to update the BIOS and the Intel Management Engine is to use the M-Flash option in the BIOS. Very simple to use and is currently the ONLY way to update ME when updating the BIOS.

Just extract the new BIOS file and put it on an USB flash drive. Plug the drive into one of the USB 2.0 ports. Start the computer and enter the BIOS. Use your mouse to select "M-Flash" option from the main screen. Point the utility to your flash drive and select "OK" . Note: Don't be surprised when the computer shuts down half way through the update. After a brief wait it will restart automatically and complete the process. Just be patient!

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September 10, 2013 6:25:22 PM

Or you could be a normal person and set GPU to pcie and make sure it'd got power plugged in
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September 10, 2013 6:48:46 PM

Thanks for the help. BIOS update solved the problem, ran the updater a second time and it worked. GPU was set up and plugged in but the previous BIOS didn't support the card. Everything runs like a champ now. I will not use the Live Update 5 again, tries to load all kinds of bloatware when you use it. Also a tip for the Z87-G45, do not use the Killer e2200 driver included on the disk, download the current one from the Killer website
http://www.killergaming.com/support/Downloads?category=...
The one on the driver disk was also causing problems.
Thanks again!
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January 2, 2014 3:41:20 PM

Y0GI said:
First, you should NEVER update an MSI BIOS through the Live Update utility!! NEVER EVER! Great way to brick your MB!

The best way to update the BIOS and the Intel Management Engine is to use the M-Flash option in the BIOS. Very simple to use and is currently the ONLY way to update ME when updating the BIOS.

Just extract the new BIOS file and put it on an USB flash drive. Plug the drive into one of the USB 2.0 ports. Start the computer and enter the BIOS. Use your mouse to select "M-Flash" option from the main screen. Point the utility to your flash drive and select "OK" . Note: Don't be surprised when the computer shuts down half way through the update. After a brief wait it will restart automatically and complete the process. Just be patient!

Yogi


Just wondering could I get a link to the latest updated BIOS I cant seem to download the newest one, if you could help me out with that thanks in advance man!
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January 2, 2014 3:49:51 PM

For latest MSI BIOSes LOOK HERE.
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January 2, 2014 5:51:36 PM

Y0GI said:
For latest MSI BIOSes LOOK HERE.

I've done all the steps, still the fans run and when I go into BIOS I go to board look and It says PCIE5 is still empty, please I am kind of desperate at this point.
P.S. even when I plug the DVI into the motherboard slot (not the gtz 760) I am getting a display, but not when I plug it into the gtx 760 dvi.
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January 3, 2014 7:23:25 AM

I'm sorry but I'm not sure exactly what your problem is.

Please start a new thread with a complete description of your problem and your system specs.

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