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Shoud this card work on my motherboard

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blackcat2858

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Hi All, My motherboard is a Maximus Hero Vii, I have tried to install an MSI GTX1070 8MGB card my computer will not boot, My questions are
1 Will my motherboard accept a series 10 NVidia card
2 My current bios version is 0904, do I simply need to flash it to a more recent version so the card will work

Any help would be appreciated
 

Rainwater

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There is no doubt that a 10 series Gtx should and will work on a z97 board. I had a 1070 in my z68 set up. I'm not sure about your bios but if you've a Gpu installed on it before then I don't see why you would need an update for a 10 series. And I know your Haswell set up supports Pcie 3.0. I'd double check all your settings down there and make sure your display output is Pci graphics, but I don't see why any of that would prevent you from posting boot. Do you have any other Gpu laying around that you can throw in there to test the board?
 
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blackcat2858

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Thanks for your reply Rainwater, I`m using an MSI GTX770 lightning at the moment and it`s working fine, I`ve sent the 1070 back to the store for testing as per there request, They tell me the card is working fine, I`ve had a refund from them, But I would still like to upgrade the card they did mention a possible bios upgrade.
 

Rainwater

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Well then maybe that's what you have to do. But the Gigabyte z68 board I used, the last bios update for that I believe was sometime in 2012 or 2013 and the only bios update I ever did was one of the 2012 updates and I had zero issues running a 1070 in it. Good thing about Asus is I have never had an issue with bios updates. They've always gone smooth and quick. And that Maximus vii is not that old of a board but I think it'll be an easy update if you decide to do one. Especially if it has bios flashback. I've used bios flashback on my current board 4 times now, it's simple, reliable and down right easy. I hope it isn't an issue with your board, idk what the store used to test it. I doubt they set it in a z97 Asus but if you go to a good store like Frys you can have peace of mind in knowing without a doubt if you decide to buy another 1070 and try it, that if it won't work they will gladly refund the card. I got a 1070 G1 used it for 3 days and took it back to get the Evga 1070 sc on sale. Used that for 4 days then I got a bonus I wasn't expecting and built a new rig with a 1080 Ftw. Didn't like how warm the Ftw was so after 5 or 6 days I took that back too and got the Ftw Hybrid and have been happy with it for 2 months. But point is there a a couple places out there that really stand by customer satisfaction. 400 dollars is a lot of money so don't be afraid to buy another and try it. If it works great if it doesn't take it back. I just don't understand why you're having 10 series specific problems.