According to other members' quote and explaination, it seems not intel's fault, just the video cards we are using are still "Legacy BIOS", not "UEFI BIOS".
I am using dual monitor setup and i would like connect both monitors to the nVidia card.
Too bad that it is not working and that i would have to connect 1 monitor to IGP.
I tweeted to VisualBIOS team today and reported the issue.
I also reported the Video Optimization issue.
Let's hope that they fix it.
Btw, you say "select all optimizations", so Video Optimization is working for you?
Also, do you have a issue in Windows 8 when you restart or shutdown PC. It takes long time to complete the task, or it hangs and you have to use the power button on the PC?.
Yes, when you enable IGP to Primary and connect it to a monitor, no any issue, everything is OK.
Intel made it to remind us not to forget its IGP, although most of us need not it.
I have not the windows 8 issue which you met.
My suggestion is to install windows 8 normally (do not use Ghost), install most updated drivers, and install all windows updates, then you will find windows 8 runs so smoothly.
But before you turned on Secure Boot, you had issues with Video Optimization?
I think i saw in another thread that you wrote about Video Optimization makes POST to halt if UEFI is turned ON. So i assume that Secure Boot / Legacy Boot turned off, solved this issue?
At first, I doubt my Nvidia VGA causes it while others posted they their system can work, although I have no Ati card to prove my point. (Secure Boot also failed at the same time)
But today, when I set IGP as "Primary video device", every function works, it is amazing.
So I know intel made the limitation: to enable " Secure Boot " or disable " Legacy Boot ", users must enable IGP and set it to "Primary Video Device".
This policy makes me feel disgusted
Additionally, when "Video Optimization" and "Secure Boot" are both enabled ,I can not access BIOS by hitting "F2", holdding on pressing "Power Button" for several seconds doesn't work either.
This issue needs to be fixed.
So you can not access BIOS settings at all now? Or did not you manage to reset it?
The only way to access BIOS is to open Case, place jumper in 2-3, then system run in bios with "maintance mode".
I have done some testing tonight.
I turned on IGP, and set it as default.
Turned on Secure Boot.
Installed Windows 8.
It booted fine.
Windows 8 still hangs at restart/shutdown:
But... only in UEFI mode.
I turned off UEFI boot and installed Windows 8 in Legacy (BIOS) mode.
The issue with restart/shutdown does NOT seems to exist in Legacy mode, only seems to exist in UEFI mode.
I restarted 6-7 times and it did not hang.
I shutted down PC 5 times. First time it did hang, but the other 4 times it did shut down properly.
I don't know why it hangs for me in UEFI mode. You don't have that problem.. Either it is something with this board, or it is something with my hardware like nVidia card, or some bios setting.
Another thing i noticed is that when Secure Boot is turned ON (Legacy Boot is OFF).
The boot picture changes from:
To the Intel extreme logo, logo like it shows on your screenshots. So while Secure Boot is on, it also does not show "BIOS Settings <F2>" etc.
Im not sure if it is supposed to be like that.
Oh, I like Intel Extreme Board very much, but they have not released a micro-atx type, so mini-itx is my favorite.
Visual bios of your mb is much cool than my mb.
I watched your video posted on youtube.
It is weird, my advice is :
do not overlock (CPU mem gpu…any part)
check is there any new bios released, load bios default, then make sure "uefi boot" is enabled
if you use a ssd, please check the newest firmware and updated, sometimes ssd will make such issues.
install every update provided by ms and do not tweak windows 8 by any "optimization" software.
After these procedures, if your system still have such problem, complain to Intel CS directly.
I watched your video posted on youtube.
Now I know TPM module is not necessary for "Secure Boot" function.
I was reading your thread on MDL about boot time, and i saw someone wrote that his GTX card is not working in UEFI.
Maybe PCI-e cards cant work in UEFI mode only because there must be EFI drivers for the card? That's why Legacy Boot must be on for card to work? Or do you think that it is only a bug and that Intel has to fix it?