Hi JuanCaWa, I do not fully understand the last paragraph.
What is the BIOS version you have installed?
Does the new graphics card work when installed in a different system? If yes, do the manufacturer offers a firmware update?
Hey thanks for the reply Joe. Let me clarify the last paragraph:
I used the Intel® Driver Update Utility to get the BIOS up to date. Out of all the updates it ran, 3 failed:
-Intel® ME 8: Management Engine Driver
Nothing happens when installing. It just says "Installing" for 10secs or so, then "Failed" and moves on to the next
-Chipset: Intel® Chipset Device Software for Intel® Desktop Boards
Does the whole thing, says it finished successfully, but the tool states it's still in a 2009 version afterwards and states "Failed" as well
-Infrared: Nuvoton* Consumer Infrared (CIR) Driver for Windows 8.1*
I'm running Win7, and I don't have any CIR stuff, so no worries.
About the card, yes, they have a ton of drivers and installers for me, but I can't get any running without the hardware installed, and it won't boot when installed. Catch 21 kinda thing.
Anyway, I'll get back to you on the BIOS version when I get home. Thanks again Joe!
Here's the BIOS version and date: EBH7710H.86A.0053.2012.0213.1543, 2/13/2012
Just in case, SMBIOS shows 2.7
Just after I posted the BIOS version, I noticed it did not update. So, I did the update via USB flash drive. It wen't through ok, but Win7 is failing to start. Keeps getting better! I'll reach back to you once I can get it re-installed. Any tips in the meantime?
What is the BIOS version you installed? You can confirm by entering in BIOS with F2.
Here's the new BIOS: EBH7710H.86A
Eh, sorry, missed the .0103 in the end
I doubt it is an operating system or driver issue but you can manually download and install the following drivers:
Otherwise, I suggest contacting EVGA.
Thanks Joe! I finally solved the problem. I couldn't ever get it to work on Win7 32b, bit works like a charm on 64b. Both are quoted as good under sys requirements for the card, in their website, so I did go to them too. Still, the assistance you provided did help me figure it all out, so you have my thanks.
Cheers to ya Joe!