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  • 30. Re: DZ77GA-70K
    joseph2011 Community Member
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    Thank, Bobot. I will also follow your thread on the Antec Sonata Solo II case.

  • 31. Re: DZ77GA-70K
    Janne Paalijarvi Community Member
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    dislikeyou wrote:

     

    I have same issue as you with Fast Boot causing POST to hang, not sure if both video and general or only video causes it. Good to know that i am not alone. Please go to Live Chat Support and report the issue. When i talked with them today i was told that nobody has reported the issue and that i am alone, so if you report it i will not be alone anymore.

     

    I'll try to chat with them any day now. We are currently working on a critical python project, I'll try to do it later this week.

     

    One interesting thing I noticed with BIOS 45 and 49:

    BIOS 45: Video Optimizations turned ON, system boots normally

    BIOS 49: Video Optimizations turned ON, system hangs!

  • 32. Re: DZ77GA-70K
    case Community Member
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    I had been using old BIOS version too because I ran into the same problem as you with both 0045 and 0049 bios versions. I spent a little more time testing yesterday and found that the combination of 004x BIOS, having two GTX 680 cards in the system and using the latest Nvidia beta drivers (304.79) caused the boot freeze for me. With just one GTX 680 card the machine booted fine. I uninstalled the drivers in safe mode and went to the latest WHQL drivers (301.42), and the machine boots fine now.

    I'm not sure if this is a board issue or Nvidia issue, but on my setup it seems to be 100% reproducible problem.

     

    Since the topic is just "DZ77GA-70K" without any further clarification I'll mention a few bugs this board has:

    With any bios newer than 0035 the board's beeper will signal memory error on boot if the board has been completely powered off and capacitors emptied. That is, turn power off, disconnect power cord and press the power button - then wait for all the board lights to go off.

    My setup has 4 x Kingston HyperX PnP 4GB 1600MHz CL9 1.5V sticks. It doesn't seem to happen with just two sticks. All memories are verified to work correctly by running memory tests for a day.

     

    Second annoying problem is the BIOS can't use my QPAD MK-85 keyboard. I have to plug in another keyboard if I want to enter BIOS setup or boot Windows in safe mode. I have two different QPAD keyboards and it happens on both of them.

     

    Third issue is minor as I have a proper soundcard, but the board thinks that headphones are connected to the front panel constantly. If I was using the integrated soundcard this would be a pain, as I'd have to manually switch outputs between headphones and speakers.

  • 33. Re: DZ77GA-70K
    Ken Community Member
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    I have a similar problem with a Logitech wireless USB keyboard. On bootup, it's 50/50 whether or not the computer will recognize the keypress to get into the BIOS and it usually takes a couple of keypresses before the Windows password shows up. I have to use a wired keyboard if I want to be sure to get into the BIOS. Strangely enough, the wireless keyboard and mouse do work fine in the BIOS and once Windows is started.

  • 34. Re: DZ77GA-70K
    Tolga Community Member
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    Hi Ken! I had a Logitech Wireless keyboard in the past aswell - I also had random problems accessing the BIOS on a Gigabyte mainboard. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't. It's not about smashing on the buttons as fast as you can, it's about the timing. You have to find the timing out for yourself. My experiences showed me, that the BIOS will ignore any buttons after 10 attempts (so, if you press F2 11 times, the 11th time will be ignored).

     

    I currently use the Microsoft SideWinder X4 keyboard and don't experience any problems. Alternatively, you can just press the B2B-button on the back of your mainboard, whenever you want to enter BIOS.

  • 35. Re: DZ77GA-70K
    Janne Paalijarvi Community Member
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    case wrote:

     

    I had been using old BIOS version too because I ran into the same problem as you with both 0045 and 0049 bios versions. I spent a little more time testing yesterday and found that the combination of 004x BIOS, having two GTX 680 cards in the system and using the latest Nvidia beta drivers (304.79) caused the boot freeze for me. With just one GTX 680 card the machine booted fine. I uninstalled the drivers in safe mode and went to the latest WHQL drivers (301.42), and the machine boots fine now.

    I'm not sure if this is a board issue or Nvidia issue, but on my setup it seems to be 100% reproducible problem.

     

    I have Nvidia GTX 670 (single), and I'm having the issue with the Video Optimizations, but with only BIOS 0049. Weird. I installed drivers from 301.42-desktop-win7-winvista-64bit-english-whql.exe.

  • 36. Re: DZ77GA-70K
    dislikeyou Community Member
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    I have also problems with Video Optimizations, but i also with General Optimizations (i think).  Hopefully the upcoming bios will solve this issue and the power led blinking issue.

     

    I sent a tweet to Intel Visual BIOS team, asked them to implement screenshot capture into BIOS.

     

    They replied to me:

    We're definitely aware of the lack of screenshot functionality, and will take this into consideration. Thanks for the heads up!
  • 37. Re: DZ77GA-70K
    dislikeyou Community Member
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    I finished my OS X ML guide for this board.

     

    [Guide] Intel DZ77GA-70K - InsanelyMac Forum

  • 38. Re: DZ77GA-70K
    Jan Prajer Community Member
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    I have the same issue with two GTX 680 in SLI mode. BIOS 0049 with latest WHQL NVidia works fine, but when I try any other new betas I will get blank screen ( both monitors are turned off ) every time when Windows 7 splash screen ( flying bubbles ) disappears. It works fine with new beta driver only when single card is present or when SLI is disabled.

     

    Is any official possibility downgrade BIOS back to version 003x ?

  • 39. Re: DZ77GA-70K
    case Community Member
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    The F7 flash mode is fine for downgrading. I went back to 0035 using that method.

  • 40. Re: DZ77GA-70K
    Jan Prajer Community Member
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    It does not work, because when I push F7 key computer freeze on screen with skull. I bought Intel board with vision of quality. Right now I know, that it was a biggest mistake. It is my last Intel board and I will go back to Asus MoBos .. With this piece of crap I have only problems : SLI not working , low profile memory working only with lower speed ... Never had any problems with other MoBos. Never again Intel. Grrrr

  • 41. Re: DZ77GA-70K
    Janne Paalijarvi Community Member
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    Try setting BIOS setup defaults first.

  • 42. Re: DZ77GA-70K
    revans310 Community Member
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    Just give Intel some time to figure it out and just use 301.42

  • 43. Re: DZ77GA-70K
    Ken Community Member
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    For what it's worth, I could never get an F7 flash update to work. I had to pull the recovery jumper and then the board would load the bios from the USB stick.

  • 44. Re: DZ77GA-70K
    Jan Prajer Community Member
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    I know, that Intel need some time to solve these problems. But when Intel present this MoBo as TOP product with Extreme Edition label, they must significantly better degug BIOS before launch. We are more than 1/2 year from release and BIOS is unstable as early version.

     

    Yes, with recovery jumper it works, but for this step I must every time remove second graphics card.

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