reply to bevills1
Re: [motherboard] P8Z68 DELUXE/GEN3 no video after reboot Yes. With BIOS already the latest version, I installed the previous, testing with both, which doesn't resolve this. Also, I'm into the Asus tech support --> RMA support. Tech support suggested only basic process of testing with minimal parts, CPU, vid card, 1 memory stick, after I told them I have already done that. RMA might work out, idk.
Asus RMA has got me a different board that, at breadboard stage, has none of the problems I had with the former mobo. However, after going round and round trying to update the BIOS v. 0706, come to find out it's a BIOS from the pre-/GEN3 motherboard. Silkscreen and SN sticker on the board shows /GEN3 but 0706 won't let me upgrade to the /GEN3 BIOS, understandably. After spending some time with Asus phone support, a request for a proper BIOS ship to be mailed to me free of charge has been put in the queue. Those who can authorize it come back to work Monday. So it goes.