This is going to sound a little weird but bear with me...
If you look at the back of your computer (unless you have the MB mounted upside down.) your adapter should be in the DVI Slot on the right, or the one that is further away from the MB, closer to the case door.
Yep, that's where the VGA->DVI port is. The other one only supports DVI/HDMI. It has been in there since I assembled the PC. http://tinyurl.com/5sfpbvk
Exactly what I was double-checking.
Is this a new problem, or has it always been there?
Never been there. I created this PC just a few days. I had a MSI P45 DDR2 Socket 775 with a Radeon HD4870 512MB. Maybe try and put the 4870 back in the PC and remove the 6970 to see if EFI is still broken ?
The problem is not with the UEFI itself just the graphics driver.
Try putting the 4870 in and changing the settings you want to change (if you can see it properly) then when you get it all together, just switch back to the 6970
The other thing you can try doing is updating the BIOS, maybe there is a fix inside of a new BIOS revision.
Updated to 0706 (should be the latest), no change.
Did you try the old GPU?
not yet, will try as soon as I wake up tomorrow
I'm having the same problem with my maximus iv gene-z/gen3. Did you ever find a fix for this issue?
there is a tempory fix
grab a vga cable and use that for some reason it works fine with vga
but with hdmi it has the same problem as guys above