I just build my computer and I ran into a problem. This is on a complete clean system with only Windows 7 just installed, nothing more.
When I power up my computer with a cable connected to my videocard in the upper PCIe slot I can't get any image. Also, when I put the video cable in the mobo itself (which is when I do get image) my computer doesn't even recognize the card as it being in there. I tried another good working videocard and it also didn't work. Then I tried the GTX570 in an older PC and there I do get image, so this is making me believe there is something wrong with the PCIe ports.
Does anyone know a solution? Is there a mobo chipset update needed or anything like that?
My complete rig is:
Intel Core i7 3770
8 gb Corsair RAM
Asus GTX 570
Crucial m4 SSD 128gb
Sorry, I forgot to say this is on a new system. Only Windows 7 is installed, nothing else. But the videocard never showed any image. Not even when it was out of the case for testing if the components work before any Windows installation.
I will try to download the Nvidia drivers and see if that makes a difference though. But I would expect that my mobo would pick up on the GTX570 from the start.
I've just tried an old videocard in the 3rd (bottom) PCIe slot and that one did work. So the top 2 PCIe slots seem to be broken or something.
@ Unknown, I can't install drivers because it says it can't find compatible hardware. And know that I know that the bottom slot does recognize my card, it means that it's the top 2 slots that are broken I guess. And that it's not a software problem.
Will do, I just bought it a few days ago, so the warranty should be fine. But what do you guys think. Ask for the same mobo (and let them test it first)? Or ask if it's possible to get another mobo?
Because I already spend 30 euro's at a computer store because they had to update my BIOS for it to be able to work with the Ivy Bridge CPU.
I tried setting the primary display to PCIe in the BIOS but it just turned back to "auto" after the reboot.
And it never, not once, showed image through any videocard in the first 2 PCIe slots on the motherboard. And a friend of mine also has the pro version of this board and didn't have any problems.
But I also came across someone else on the internet that had the same problem with the same mobo and videocard. His top 2 PCIe slots didn't work and his bottom one did. So I'm guessing there was a bad batch of mobo's of this type.
hey niels87@ i'm telling you there is nothing left so return it as soon as possible..
Hey xtreme5, yes thank you I will. I just wanted to reply to the man's comment out of decency. I will RMA the mobo asap and try to get a ASUS P8Z77-V PRO in return if that's even possible with their policy.
Thanks again for your help!