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When I'm using my external GPU, screen stuck on mobo image for ages when booting and unable to enter BIOS

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
December 6, 2013 7:51:44 AM

Hi.
These are my specs
Mobo: ga-Z77-DS3h
Ram: 2x4g Kingston Hyper DDR3
GPU: ASUS DirectCU II GTX-770
PSU: Corsair 600W
CPU: Intel i5 3450
ROM: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD
Samsung 1TB HD
In anycase, pre GPU install I'd press the powerbutton, my moniter would say [HDMI], the Gigabyte mobo screen would flash for a second and I could press appropriate keys on my keyboard to see system info or enter the UEFI BIOS etc.. After this, my OS would come on and I could log into my computer
After GPU INSTALL: When the HDMI is in the GPU, the moniter says [HDMI], the MOBO screen comes up in the wrong resolution and sticks there for ages and I'm unable to access the usual options (like system info and BIOS) even by pressing the right keys. After this, the OS comes up.
Once I'm logged in, everything is generally normal.
If any help could be given, I'd appreciate it. Thanks

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December 6, 2013 7:55:31 AM

check your bios settings and set the order of the graphics to pci ex first.
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December 6, 2013 8:05:26 AM

laviniuc said:
check your bios settings and set the order of the graphics to pci ex first.


Thanks Lavinu. To access BIOS I'll have to either switch the GPU off though and switch the HDMI to the mobo, however.
Edit: while previously, taking out the PCIE power connectors and plugging the HDMI into the mobo would allow me to access BIOS, it appears that that is no longer possible
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December 6, 2013 8:58:41 AM

laviniuc said:
check your bios settings and set the order of the graphics to pci ex first.


Hello Lavinu again,
I physically removed my GPU and set the Init Display to PCI (there was no option for PCI-E).
The problem still persists.
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December 6, 2013 9:45:00 AM

try to plug the graphics back on and leave the monitor on the on board hdmi. and the pci ex option should appear
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December 6, 2013 12:24:59 PM

laviniuc said:
try to plug the graphics back on and leave the monitor on the on board hdmi. and the pci ex option should appear


Thanks I did try this however my computer screen is completely blank when I tried to connect the hdmi cable to the mobo. The only way my screen senses input when my graphics card is in, is when the HDMI is plugged into it. And then, I'm not able to access BIOS.
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December 6, 2013 1:54:27 PM

Just going to see if updating my BIOS will do the trick.
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December 7, 2013 5:36:53 AM

laviniuc said:
try to plug the graphics back on and leave the monitor on the on board hdmi. and the pci ex option should appear


I solved the issue. It involved flashing the BIOS. Thanks
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