DZ77GA-70k New Video Cards don't work!

I am incredibly frustrated with this board. The computer runs great, but my video card is a gtx 480. Great card for its time, but old now. I have a tried about 4 different newer cards. A GTX 1060 and 1070, Radeon R9 390x, and even a GTX 980.

I get the same result every time. New card goes in.....turn everything on, and there's NO display, and all the USB ports don't work. Put older card back in and I'm fine.

There doesn't seem to be any support online. I tried to BIOS update through Window, which I know is risky, but it doesn't even work.

I read on some older forums that I run a significantly high risk of bricking my pc if I try to do a bios update.

I don't know if I want to risk it yet, so I wanted to ask the community first. I used to be a tech years ago, and was great even 7 years ago, but I am super rusty and lacking knowledge, so hopefully someone can help me out :)
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  1. What is your power supply (doubt that is the issue).

    What do you mean the BIOS upgrade didnt work, meaning you upgraded and it didnt make any difference?
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  2. I'd still suggest updating the bios. You can do it through the bios using a USB flashdrive. Just reading the 2nd to last bios update there have been a ton of fixes for that board. CPU-Z will show what version you're on under the motherboard tab.




    These issues listed are most likely what's causing it.

    -Fixed issue where computer hangs on boot after BIOS update if
    UEFI boot is enabled.

    -Fixed issue where computer powers down with certain graphics card
    and USB front panel card reader installed
    Reply to krzyimprt
  3. Snipergod87 said:
    What is your power supply (doubt that is the issue).

    What do you mean the BIOS upgrade didnt work, meaning you upgraded and it didnt make any difference?


    There is a windows tool where I can do the bios upgrade in windows 7. I tried it, but it gave me errors saying it couldn't work and to do it through the bios is all.
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  4. krzyimprt said:
    I'd still suggest updating the bios. You can do it through the bios using a USB flashdrive. Just reading the 2nd to last bios update there have been a ton of fixes for that board. CPU-Z will show what version you're on under the motherboard tab.




    These issues listed are most likely what's causing it.

    -Fixed issue where computer hangs on boot after BIOS update if
    UEFI boot is enabled.

    -Fixed issue where computer powers down with certain graphics card
    and USB front panel card reader installed



    I am going to try it out now. A little nervous haha.

    Question if you're still reading this. Does the USB need to be formatted a certain way, and does it need to be totally blank? Thanks!
    Reply to darkwhyt
  5. I think normally it is suggested it is formatted FAT32 (most compatible format) and you just drop the BIOS file on the root of the flash drive
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  6. darkwhyt said:
    krzyimprt said:
    I'd still suggest updating the bios. You can do it through the bios using a USB flashdrive. Just reading the 2nd to last bios update there have been a ton of fixes for that board. CPU-Z will show what version you're on under the motherboard tab.




    These issues listed are most likely what's causing it.

    -Fixed issue where computer hangs on boot after BIOS update if
    UEFI boot is enabled.

    -Fixed issue where computer powers down with certain graphics card
    and USB front panel card reader installed



    I am going to try it out now. A little nervous haha.

    Question if you're still reading this. Does the USB need to be formatted a certain way, and does it need to be totally blank? Thanks!


    Instructions for F7 BIOS Flash Update
    The F7 BIOS Flash Update is available on Intel® Desktop Boards beginning in 2009. To see if your
    board supports this feature, in BIOS Setup, check the Advanced > Boot Configuration menu for the
    setting Display F7 to Update BIOS.
    1. Download and save the Recovery BIOS (.BIO) file to a temporary directory.
    2. Copy the .BIO to a USB thumb drive.
    3. Plug the thumb drive into a USB port of the target computer.
    4. Shut down the target computer.
    5. Enable the F7 prompt display:
    a. Power the computer on.
    b. Enter the BIOS Setup by pressing F2 during boot.
    c. Go to the Advanced > Boot Configuration menu.
    d. Enable Display F7 to Update BIOS
    e. Press F10 to save and exit.
    6. During boot, when the F7 prompt is displayed, press F7 to enter the BIOS Flash Update tool.
    7. Select the USB thumb drive and press Enter.
    8. Select the .BIO file and press Enter
    9. Confirm you want to update the BIOS by pressing Enter.
    10. Wait 2-5 minutes for the update to complete.
    11. Remove the thumb drive.
    12. Restart the computer.
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  7. darkwhyt said:
    krzyimprt said:
    I'd still suggest updating the bios. You can do it through the bios using a USB flashdrive. Just reading the 2nd to last bios update there have been a ton of fixes for that board. CPU-Z will show what version you're on under the motherboard tab.




    These issues listed are most likely what's causing it.

    -Fixed issue where computer hangs on boot after BIOS update if
    UEFI boot is enabled.

    -Fixed issue where computer powers down with certain graphics card
    and USB front panel card reader installed



    I am going to try it out now. A little nervous haha.

    Question if you're still reading this. Does the USB need to be formatted a certain way, and does it need to be totally blank? Thanks!


    Did you get your bios updated? Is the card being detected now?
    Reply to krzyimprt
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