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My BIOS/Windows won't detect my EVGA nVIDIA 680

Last response: in Systems
January 14, 2013 8:57:14 PM

I'm building a new rig:

3.4 gHz i5
ASRock Extreme 4 motherboard
Nvidia GT 680
8GB Ripjaw 1600 RAM
630W PSU

I put it together and used onboard graphics to install Windows, do all the updates, install drivers etc. When I went to upgrade my graphics card drivers it says it doesn't detect compatible hardware so I reboot and go into my BIOS. My BIOS has a tool that shows my board and what is plugged in where, it isn't detecting my graphics card.

In BIOS settings I've made sure it is set to default to PCI-E graphics, not onboard.

The fan on the GPU is spinning, so it appears to be getting power.

I used my old PCI-E video card (5770) and my BIOS detected it, I put the 680 in my old rig and I got video through it. I am at a loss here. I don't want to RMA the card yet because I think it works, I'm just at a loss here.

Extra info: The 5770 I used to trouble shoot only needed one 6-pin power connected, the 680 needs two. I have a modular power supply and swapped PCI-E 6 pin connectors in case that was the issue.

I am at a loss as to what to do here with this, any help would be appreciated.

QUICK EDIT: I have cleared CMOS as well.
January 14, 2013 9:07:49 PM

Are you viewing your BIOS using your internal graphics, or your 680?
January 14, 2013 9:20:36 PM

I am only able to view BIOS with my onboard graphics, minus when I had my old card in. Also, I did get the 680 to boot ONE time. I did nothing different but after a reboot it didn't detect it anymore but I know it was detected because I loaded all the way into Windows and was able to install drivers.
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January 14, 2013 10:00:22 PM

delete amd and install nvidia.

If video is getting through using the 680's ports, then you will be using the 680.

If you are having a hard time with it and all, the simplest way is to reinstall win7/8 and re partition your drive
January 14, 2013 10:50:27 PM

So when I put the AMD card in just to see if the BIOS would detect it, that caused issues? Why wasn't it working before that then?