"I should mention that the computer boots without issue in safe mode, but that’s a moot point."
Not hardly. Safe mode does not start many installed things, including device drivers. Your processor has on-chip graphics, so did you remove the video card and use Intel graphics? Did you replace the memory with a known-good stick?
Thanks for the response. Everything does run fine without the video card, running the onboard graphics. I'm sorry I didn't originally mention that. I hadn't thought to try different memory as the computer runs fine with it (running with onboard graphics), but I can try the sticks from the other rig.
More likely a compatibility problem with the graphics card, or driver for the card. Highly unlikely to be the processor.
Just my opinion.
I don't think it's an issue with the card. I just remembered that I had a third card, a GTX650. I put it in, boot up the computer normally, go to Nvidia to install the drivers, and bang! The screen goes black. All three cards do the same thing. I just tried installing a much older driver for the card. ( 341) and while the screen still goes black as before, it still running alright. I can plug and unplug a usb drive and still hear the drivers load with new hardware.
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DezK, the fact that you took the video card out of the motherboard and it worked with Intel® HD Graphics it just means that the processor is working fine. The issue does not seems to be related to the processor, I believe you might have compatibility problem with the graphics card and the motherboard. However, since you mentioned that issue persists with a different graphics card; it's possible that problem is related to the switchable graphics feature your motherboard has. In your BIOS configuration, what is the "Graphics Setting" you have? Is it set to auto? Can you set it to manual? Another thing, you might want to consider is updating your BIOS version to the latest.
Are you overclocking?
Sounds like your Graphics card drivers.