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Is there a BIOS update that might fix my graphics card issue...

Q: Is there a BIOS update that might fix my graphics card issue...

Hi,I have a Pavilion HPE h8-1330z with an Angelica2 motherboard, AMD FX-8120 CPU, 16GB RAM, and An2_705 BIOS. I recently upgraded the power supply to a 600W model to accomodate a replacement upgraded graphics card for my original ATI Radeon HD 7570.So far I have tried a Sapphire Nitro R7-360 (2GB GDDR5) and an XFX R7-360 (2GB GDDR5) and when I install either card, I get no video out to either monitor when I boot; no BIOS message, nothing. However, if I put the HD 7570 back in, it works perfectly. Tech Support for both companies have no idea what is going on.I highly doubt 2 cards from 2 different manufacturers and sources could be dead out of the box. I can only surmize that maybe a BIOS update might be requiired.If anyone has any ideas, I am listening.

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A: Is there a BIOS update that might fix my graphics card issue...

Jenny, welcome to the forum. I believe you absolutely correct. The video cards are not dead out of the box. They simply require UEFI in the motherboard instead of a standard BIOS. HP didn't begin using UEFI until mid-October, 2012. There is no way to upgrade a standard BIOS to UEFI. I am surprised that Tech Support for both companies weren't aware of this situation. I suggest contacting EVGA Tech Support (1-888-881-3842) to see which of their cards will work with your motherboard. They have always been very helpful when I have contacted them for help. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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Since updating to bios revision A0.18 when booting I get about 45 seconds of BIOS beeping error codes before the system finally boots. In addition my computer is no longer able to sleep. While I can use my computer still it is very inconvenient. I looked up the error codes for the beeps are it is related to the second graphics card I have installed. However things were fine before the update so I would like to roll back to a previous BIOS version. However the details in this BIOS udpate state you cannot go back to an earlier version. I have tried the install process for the previous BIOS with sp76788.exe to check and it tells me it is not compatible with my system. So the question is am I truly stuck with this BIOS version or is it in fact possibly to go back to an earlier version through a method such as one of the BIOS utilities in the boot process? I realized I have left out details on my graphics card (NVIDIA GeForce GT 520) and the actual number of bios error beeps but I am really just interested in going back to an earlier version if possible over troubleshooting this BIOS.

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Hi all.. So these are two problems that can be related to each other. BIOS and graphics card. So I just bought a new graphics card which is the ZOTAC GTX 1050 (doesn't require extra power)for my HP Pro 3330 MT Desktop PC, 300 Watt PSU.Installed the card on my motherboard, made sure i inserted it well into my PCI EX 16, started the computer, heard beeps with about 30 seconds interval for each beep with the following screens: 1. The HP LogoThis logo takes so long.  And pressing "ESC" does nothing.  Then after 5 beeps it goes black, and another 5 or 6 beeps when it's black, I'm not sure.  2. The Windows Logo appeared, but with a wrong alignment, not on the center.The screen is cropped. You can see the loading circle is cropped.  3. The Windows 10 Login Screen, but messed up picture.I can login and can shut down using the ALT+F4 keyboard shortcut.  But the display is like that.First I thought it might be my monitor, or my HDMI to VGA converter.  So I tried using my TV directly with an HDMI cable, no converter, same problem.  Before I blame my video card, which I doubt nothing is wrong with it, I would like to do everything I can from the computer first. So I tried downloading BIOS update from here:HP Pro 3330 Microtower downloadsI chose:HP Compaq Business Desktop ROMPaq Firmware (ROM Family 17A0 NetClone) (International) 71.08 Rev. A19 Feb 2013 2.3  I chose Windows 7 Pro because choosing Windows 8 doe... Read more

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how to check my pcie slot working or not. When i inserted nvidia Gforce 9500gt it is not detecting my mother board (Asus M2N VM HDMI ) but graphics cards fan is working. then how can i identifies the slot is faulty or not. Is their any changes to be done in the bios. Please help me. My processor is AMD Phenom 9550 and 3Gb DDR2 ram is inserted.

A:PCI-E slot issue or any changes to be done in BIOS to detect my graphics card

You do need to go into BIOS and disable the onboard video card in order for one plugged into a PCI slot to work. That is most likely your problem.

There are diagnostic cards that you can plug in to test your motherboard such as the one at this site:


You also might call nearby computer stores to see if they have the equipment there and will run the diagnostic for you if you bring in your motherboard.

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My video graphics card after an update has changed driver from an intel hd graphics 3000 to an intel hd graphics 520. How can i solve this problem?

A:Issue with graphics card update!

Hi: The graphics adapter in your notebook should be the Intel 520. The Intel 3000 graphics adapter was used in notebooks from 4-5 years ago. Here is the link to the quickspecs for your notebook...the graphics adapters that could come with your notebook are listed on page 5. http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetPDF.aspx/c04570053.pdf So, IMO there is no problem to solve. The question should be...how did your notebook list an Intel HD 3000 graphics adapter in the device manager in the first place?

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So i use the Think Centre e73 with internal graphics. I have put an pci-x Nvidia card in it. Everything is working super until today. I noticed the bios upgrade and decided to update. now I won't get any output from pci-x. I assume it reverted back to using the internal Intel graphics, which wouldn't be a problem if I had the display port adapter. Is there anyway I can change this from a switch on the mobo?  I did try to reset settings by the clear cmos hoping that it would turn into some kind of autodetect to no avail. As of now it boots up but with a black screen. I have been searching the forum for the last hour trying to figure it out. I'm about ready to try anything from hammers to sorcery to sort this out.
I really hope you lot can help me here. I consider myself quite good with computers but I'm at a total loss here.
Thanks in advance.
Mod:  edited Subject line to clarify problem description


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A:Blank screen after BIOS update (with graphics card...

Can you connect to the VGA port that is built-in (internal graphics)?

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Today, I replaced the existing 300w power supply in my HP Envy 750-414 machine with a 600w power supply. I then installed a GeForce GTX 660 TI graphics card.After installation, I connected the monitor HDMI cable to the graphics card, and reconnected all other cables. I then tried to power up the PC. All it does is continuously make 3 long beeps followed by 3 short beeps. No display. PC will not start. I know the graphics card and power supply work; I used them in a previous machine. I then plugged the HDMI cable back into the original motherboard slot, and the PC started up with no issues.I then searched the HP forums for similar problems, and in an earlier post from another user, an HP expert had recommended updating the bios. So, I downloaded and installed the BIOS update from the HP website for my machine. After installing the BIOS update, my computer turned itself off. Now when I try to turn it on, every time, it makes 3 long beeps followed by 3 short beeps. The PC will not start at all. I tried plugging the HDMI cable back into the Graphics card, but same thing. The computer just beeps continuously, 3 long and then 3 short, over and over again.Please help!

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Hello, I'm trying to install a new graphics card I just my desktop hp 1280t-->  bought msi 1050 ti (new) to replace my old AMD 700 Series (old).  I am having issues installing, I just thought it was a plug and play thing but its not working out to be. Here are some of the things I've tried so far: My first novice steps were to take out old car and install new card then boot screen got stuck at HP welcome screenReplaced new with old, the computer booted up normally, attempted to install video card drivers, does not allow me because new video card is not installed.  Then after some youtube clips, I manually uninstalled video card from device manager, repeat steps - turn off, replace with new video card - stuck at welcome screen.repeated steps - back on old card -dl ddu uninstaller of old graphics card AMD.  Went into safe mode, then ran the program to removed all software related to old graphics card. Turned off comp, put in new graphics card.  Blank screen.More research - found out the beeps (6) of the computer was referring to Bios and graphics card not talking to each other       -conclusion Bios needs Legacy option to run the graphics card.    6. I looked all over online to get anything, failed to find any more updates than what I currently have.        IPISB_CU Motherboard      Current Bios:  v7.18   3/12/12... Read more

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Hello all! Please help me.

I purchased motherboard with the manufacturer number of MB.G0409.005 (MB.G0409.005 GATEWAY MOTHERBOARD DESKTOP BOARD SOCKET AM2) on 2/3/12. I had put it into my system and then proceeded to install upgrades from the Gateway website. I saw there was a BIOS update (file: 924G1P11.ROM) available so I tried to update my BIOS. Well, after updating my BIOS with the .ROM file that I had gotten from their website (http://support.gateway.com/us/en/pro...1&modelId=2283), but after that, the on board ATI graphics adapter is no longer working. I tried to contact Gateway with no luck and them telling me that they don't recommend updating the BIOS. I also tried to contact the place where I purchased the motherboard from and they said that they didn't have the original .ROM. The motherboard is also not listed on the Foxconn website either. I am running Windows 7 x64 Build 7601 and I have also tried using a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS live USB and that did not work as well. As far as I can tell, the BIOS will not even recognize it. I am now currently using a NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 graphics card that is plugged into the 16x PCI-E slot. I have found modified .ROM files that someone had done for this motherboard, but I don't want to risk it. And every forum and post I've come across has dead links to ones that someone has made a copy of the .ROM file and uploaded from their motherboard. If you need any information or if I did not make anything clear enough, ... Read more

A:Onboard graphics card not working after BIOS update!

Have you tried updating the driver for the on-board graphics?

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Starting this thread so people can post their experiences with BIOS 1.17.  Poll response options (you can copy and paste the applicable option below into your reply): 1) Updated to BIOS 1.17 and also changed graphics from hybrid to discrete in BIOS and rebooted successfully. 2) Updated to BIOS 1.17 successfully, but have not changed graphics settings in BIOS. 3) Still on BIOS 1.15, but planning to switch to 1.17 shortly. 4) Planning to stick with 1.15 for now.  I'll start things off:I do not use Linux (not currently at least). I fall under scenario #3 above - I am still on 1.15, but planning to switch to BIOS 1.17 soon.

A:BIOS 1.17 - User experiences poll. (Fixes BIOS graphics change bricking issue)

1) Updated to BIOS 1.17  on a P1 and also changed graphics from hybrid to discrete in BIOS and rebooted successfully.
Flaky behavior by Lenovo Vantage app offering me updated drivers when everything was current. If you accept, then the installation will eventually hang. No other issues noted and my HDMI audio is working properly.

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Hello forum,
So I just updated my Nvidea graphics card, and for some reason after restarting my laptop, in order to install these files to the system, the "System Thread Exception Not Handled" Blue screen error flashed on my screen, and later redirected me to an automatic repair screen, which attempted to fix this issue.
I ended up restarting the laptop on safe mode, uninstall my Nvidea graphics card and completely reinstall it from scratch.
But for some reason it keeps giving me the same error each time I restart my laptop.
After some research online, apparently there's an issue with Avast and Nvidea?
You will find attached the SF Diagnostic Tool grab all option files needed to view the issue at hand.
Any help would greatly be helpful.
Many are saying that I've not been installing the corrent drivers, but that's not possible, as it's directly from the MSI website (GT70 0NE) linked to the official Nvidea website, saying that the driver includes my graphics card (680M).
While other people are saying that maybe Avast is causing some issue towards the graphics card?
I have the Avast 2014 Professional Antivirus.
Laptop Specs:
Windows 8.1
MSI Dragon Edition 2, GT70 0NE, Intel Core i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40 GHz 64 bit
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Any help would greatly be appreciated, I'm currently running my laptop without the nVidea Graphics Card Drivers, and seems to be fine so far.

A:BSOD Graphics card issue/Avast Issue?

This appears to be a duplicate topic
The other one is here: BSOD System Thread Exception Not Handled Error/Nvidea Card

I responded to the other one.
You may want to PM a staff member to have this one deleted (to prevent confusion)

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Hi guys i've got a problem with my toshiba qosmio g20. I've had it running sweet on xp and i recently upgraded it to vista ultimate lite. It for some reason won't read my graphics card geforce 6600. it says the best driver is already installed for you called standard graphics adapter but thats wrong so i can't play games so im gonna put it back to xp but to do that is a mission. this laptop has raid harddrives so I need to install a driver. so i press f8 or whatever it is(can't remember) to enter the menu thing (this is at the blue screen before you enter the partition menu) it comes up with something like "please enter you manufactuers disk into the A:" but i don't have a floppydrive built in to be able. i've tryed usb floppydrivebut it doesn't read as A: so can use on of them. I've heard about useing nlite to put the drivers in a cd with the rebootstuff but i can't getit to read the drivers too. it was easy enough going to vista as you could insert a flash drive with drivers on it.

Please help me fix this or ill have to take it into a shop and pay them.

A:reboot issue and graphics card issue NVIDIA

Do you have AHCI or RAID as an option to select in BIOS?

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my friend flashed his VTX HD Radeon 6950 to try and get it to a 6970 and he failed. He then called me up and i fixed it by flashing it with the original bios.... However recently he contacted me again and his card just stopped working whilst he was playing a game. I checked and the computer still recognized it in device manager and it seemed fine i did also check with GPU- Z and in the memory sectors it said unknown and the same for the shaders the Clock was at 0. I assumed the card was Bricked and began searching for the correct BIOS for it again to make sure it isnt the BIOS again.

NOTE: I am getting onto his computer with a Geforce 310 that is my spare card

i found a bios for the VTX it was called VTX3D which i assumed is made by the same people. using ATIFlash i tried flashing it but with no success either sometimes it would say subsystem is is incorrect or that the VBIOS is already installed. We have tried many options and do not know what to try next.



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I have a Radeon HD 4650 graphics card. When I had it in my computer I do not get BIOS options and my monitor is dark until the welcome screen, without it in I get these options. Also if I force shutdown my computer I do not see the safe mode 'countdown' screen but without the graphics card I do. I need to have my card in so I can enter BIOS and select it over the current graphics im using. Anyone know how to make it so I can solve this problem? Thanks.

A:Graphics Card Causes BIOS Problems

Need more information about your motherboard brand/model and BIOS.

Why don't you put the card in, but still connect your monitor to the onboard graphics VGA/DVI/HDMI connector from the motherboard? That way your BIOS will see the external HD4650, but will also put out what you say is still coming out through the onboard graphics chip.

If you have onboard graphics, and you're trying to go to an external video card of the HD4650, isn't there an "auto" setting in the BIOS? I would think that should detect the presence of an external video card and use it over the onboard graphics.

Anyway, for the moment I'd leave the monitor connected to the onboard connector if you say connecting it to the HD4650 isn't working. Then you can make your BIOS adjustment, and then re-connect and reboot and you should be there. Yes?

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After having problems with my pc (processor speed) i was advised to update the bios. Since doing this i can no longer see the 2nd graphics card, can anyone help please?

Previously i had the following set up:

Windows Vista 64 PC with 3 monitors on 2 graphics cards (GeForce 8200 & GeForce 9500GT)
Motherboard- ASRock K10N78-1394
Chipset- GeForce 8200
Bios- American Megatrends P1.20
CPU- AMD Phenom II X4 955

My PC has been sluggish since i bought it and crashes quite often, which i put down to Vista so I decided to upgrade to Windows 7 but discovered that the CPU was only running at 800MHz rather than the advertised 3GHz. I was told this is a bios issue and to update the bios to AMI P1.60

After doing so i can no longer use the 3rd screen and i cannot see the 2nd graphics card (GeForce 8200)

The system shows that the motherboard chipset is now nForce 720a and the graphics card as GeForce 9500GT (no sign of the 8200)

The CPU is now faster though!

Can anyone advise how to get the 2nd graphics card (3rd screen) back?

Many thanks

A:Cannot see 2nd graphics card after updating bios, help!

Have you enabled Surround View in the BIOS? Refer to the page 27 in the manual here:

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Hi, I need to disable my onboard video card through BIOS, to install my new graphics card. How would I go along doing so?

A:How do I disable my graphics card through BIOS

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

You could try reading your mobo manual.

If you don`t have one you may be able to download one from your mobo manufacturers web site.

Failing that during bootup try pressing either the F2 or delete keys to get into bios.

Then just search around to find your onboard graphics disable it then save and exit.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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Hey, I recently bought an XFX HD 6870 (upgrading from a 9800 GX2) and the computer boots fans are all on but once it gets past the bios the monitor looses signal. I also upgraded windows vista to windows 7(clean install) and can not enter into safe mode because the screen goes blank. If i put my old graphics card in the card works perfectly. I have reseted the cmos and sent the card back to the suppliers finding no faults in the card.

PC Spec
evga 790i ultra sli
intel q6600 2.4ghz quad core
6gb ram
Hiper type m 880W psu

A:New graphics card no display after BIOS

did you uninstall all nvidia display drivers? also make sure you have the newest drivers from amd.

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could you please help? i got an ati radeon 9800xt 256mb agp from ebay, the seller described the card as having 400mhz core clock & 500mhz memory clock. when i check the catalyst control centre, it says 378mhz core & only 230mhz memory. has the seller "flashed" the bios & underclocked it? when i try to play games, it starts to play, but then goes balck & cuts back to my desktop. i treid call of duty 2, & it played fine for about 5 secs, then went black. it stayed like this, & could still hear the game playing, but with no picture. have i maybe downloaded the wrong driver? its in my agp slot, also, could it be that i only have 256mn ram? i even tried a game that requires a 4mb card( hooligans: storm over europe), & it still wouldnt even play that. the seller isnt exactly helpful, & i asked pcworld for some help & was told these cards have been discontinued. the seller stated it was a new card was one of the best video cards in the uk that usually sells for 379. i paid 84(97 incl p&p & postal order). anything i can do? can i fix the card? if so how?i would really appreciate some help. thank you

A:has graphics card bios been flashed??

Was this a private party seller? Or was it from a Reputable Reseller. Either way if you recieved a component that did not match the advertised auction item, you need to contact ebay. If from a professional shop or supplier, ebay may help you recoup your loss or obtain the advertised item. If from a private seller, it may only get as far as giving the seller a bad rating or banned from selling on ebay.

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Is it possible to do a BIOS upgrade on a graphics card?
If so, how do I go about it?

A:Graphics card BIOS updating

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I have a motherboard capable of 2x AGP speed, a graphics card capable of at least 2x, but no way of changing the speed from 1x in the bios. I have the latest bios for this mobo. Is there any other way (jumper settings or otherwise) of changing this.

mobo - MS-6191 (bios 1.6)
graphics - MSI G4MX-440T

A:motherboard/agp/graphics card/bios?

Make sure that you installed the VIA AGP driver in 'Turbo' mode - otherwise you will be restricted to AGP1X only

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I have lenovo G50-80 and i was having issue related to my Intel HD 5500 Graphics Card. when i install graphics card driver it start flickering and i can't play videos or games. To solve this problem I download all drivers from levono website and after installing BIOS file, when it showed current verison and installing version I canceled the BIOS update. I shutdown my laptop and when I press start button, the power led on for 2 seconds and then powered off again.  please guide me how to recover updates on my lenovo G50-80 without windows and without any access to other laptop. The Display screenshot for graphics card problem is attached here with.  

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I have read or observed all the information on installing the graphics card. Instructions say to change the bios to disregard the internal video. I do not know how to get into the bios and what to do when I get there. Are there step-by-step instructions?

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Hello,I was wondering if you could disable your Integrated Graphics from BIOS. I have issues where my BIOS don't have any option to disable it. The reason I wanted to disable it because of my Integrated Graphics won't let me update to the latest driver and get the dX12 advantage. I have AMD APU A10-5745M with Radeon HD 8610G and Radeon R7 M260. Already contact with AMD they said there's no future update for HD8610G and they move it to legacy version drivers, but R7 M260 needs the new driver which is the Crimson Driver so it can take the advantage of dX12. They said I need to disable the Integrated graphics so I only used the Dedicated one, that's the reason I'm asking this. I already updated my BIOS driver to the latest one and still theres no option to disable it. Is there's any solution for this from HP?

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I have purchased a MSI AMD Radeon R7 265 Overclocked 2GB Video Card, and have gone to install it on my MSI AMD A88XM-E35 FM2+ Micro-ATX Motherboard, however when i do this it corrupts my bios and nothing is displayed on my monitor, And my CPU fan speeds up and speeds down every 1 second, I've taken out the mother board battery 3 times and drained it, and removed the graphics card and it goes back to working fine, I'm not sure if it has something to do with the fact that i'm running a AMD A10-7850K 4-Core Socket FM2+ 3.7GHz APU Processor, which has an on board graphics card. My other tech friend said it might have something to do with the graphics actually not working, but I only recieved it on friday. please help!

A:Installing my graphics card corrupts my Bios

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Hey everyone, I'm a long time gamer, short time poster.

This is how the story of my dying PC goes...

I had :

DVD/CD Combo
2 x 500 gig Sata HDD (1 WD and 1 Samsung)
550W Flexiglow PSU
2 x 1 gig Corsaire ram

The cores are only ever pushed to 50degrees max, the PC was overclocked to 200 x 6/9
Then things went bad...

Playing Left 4 Dead, I recieved a BSOD, I tried 2 more times (being an idiot) and continued to receive them. By this time, I recovered a minidump of what had happened to discover an "infinite loop" coming from the graphics card. Meanwhile, I was seeing a few small artifacts on my windows startmenu. (right clicking revealed jumbled images)

Turning off my PC I went to bed. Waking up... I found Artifacts all over my Bios screen and Windows boot screen, when XP loaded (after typing in the login and password) the XP froze up completely with Artifacts. After this, it happened every time (of the 3 times I risked trying it)


I went and bought a 750Watt Thermaltek Toughpower Qfan and an ATI R4850 (2D512)

I plonked them in (knowing the old PSU was still functioning [as it's bios readings were still really balanced]) and now... my problems got worse! (or equally problematic)

With the new card in I see the p5b-e splash screen at startup, followed by a bios beep and the bios scrolling, recognising my HDD's / DVD / USB.

Then... a black screen.

WHEN I press Del to get into the bios, I cant. Likewise chosing a bo... Read more

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Don't know if this is best put here, or in another section, but here goes. Got a new graphics card, AMD Radeon 8490, and tried to install, but it will not work. I could get back to my old integrated video card when I unseated the new card and everything worked fine. I have a Windows 7 operating system on an HP Pavilion 7p-1110, 6 MB Ram, 250W power supply.

I've been told that I might just have a compatibility issue or not enough watts in my power supply, but thought you guys might have more expertise.

I've tried some things, like changing the BIOS jumper settings to clear the BIOS, then reinstalling, it did not work.

The most curious thing, at least to me, is that when I plug in the new graphics card in the appropriate slot, then try to turn the power on, the power turns on and the fans start to whirl, including the graphics card fan, but there is no attempt to engage the hard drive and operating system. No clicks or light flashing to indicate they are working toward getting Windows 7 to boot and no way to get into the BIOS to start in Safe Mode.

Any clues to what's going on here? Do you think it's just a compatibility issue, lack of power watts, as others have said, and not going to be able to work for me?

Any assistance you have would be appreciated.



A:New Graphics Card, No BIOS/Windows Load

read this link on compatability http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetPDF....Fc04112957.pdf

and as far as I can tell you need a 300w psu.

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I have searched so many threads I am going crosseyed. I know I have to disable the card in bios my motherboard manual says so. I just cant figure out what the heck the thing is called. My motherboard is an Asus M2N68-Am Plus. My OS is Windows 7. I am trying to install a Nividia G-force 210 graphics card. Can someone please help me?

A:Disabling an integrated graphics card in BIOS

Under BIOS Setup Utility > Advanced tab > Chipset > Southbridge configuration > Primary Graphics Adapter. Choose the option [PCIE -> PCI -> IGP].

This doesn't actually disable the IGP (onboard graphics) but it gives priority to the PCI-E graphics card which lets you use it.

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Hello, I am having some baffling issues with a new GPU, compatibility wise everything is in order as far as I can tell. Here are my current card specs: http://www.evga.com/Products/Specs/GPU.aspx?pn=E5DFB182-908A-4D33-9B65-BFE8BFE44909 Here is the card I am trying to upgrade to: https://www.asus.com/uk/Graphics-Cards/EX-GTX1050TI-4G/specifications/ Here is my desktop specs and motherboard: http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c03030800 (I have 14 gigs of RAM now) When I boot up I get one beep followed by two more shorter beeps a minute later, it stays on the HP startup screen and pressing esc key does nothing. I uninstalled my current graphics drivers prior to putting it in. I've tried reseating it 3 times. Nothing I've been scouring forums for help, seems that updating the BIOS and switching to Legacy solves problems. Trouble is, my BIOS is already up to date at '7.12 Rev. A' and as far as I can tell it's already in Legacy mode but I am extremely hesistant to tamper with it. The BIOS hasn't recieved a new version to download since Feb 6, 2012, that might explain a lot. What I am guessing here, especially since my old card still works, is that my motherboard simply wont support this much of an upgrade, I would be grateful if someone could tell me why. I would buy a new PC if I didnt loathe Windows 10 so much, as it stand I'd like to hang on to this one...

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A:New Graphics Card Won't Work and BIOS is Up to Date.

Hi, You nee a HP version 8 BIOS or higher to get the NVIDIA GTX 1xxx series graphics cards to work normally in your PC.  Unfortunately, HP only has a version 7 BIOS available for the "Chicago" motherboard. Try moving up the existing NVIDIA GTX 6xx legacy line the 660, 670 or 680. The GTX 680 is finicky in some PCs and the older legacy graphics cards are power hungry. Be sure to match the replacement graphics card with the recommended minimum power supply as stated by the graphics card manufacturer. ----------------------------- The newer UEFI enabled graphics card such as the NIVIDA GTX 1xxx series expect a "proper handshake" from UEFI enabled PC BIOS. If that doesn't occur then you boot process will stall at the HP splash screen or earlier for that matter.

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I have just got a new fast AMD motherboard and the PCI-E graphics card is just not being recognized by the motherboard. The primary device is PEG and it is not detected. The built-in GPU works.

A:Graphics Card Not Working when BIOS correct

May seem like a silly question, but did you connect the power to the card, and make sure it was seated correctly?

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Hey, having some display problems.

I built my tower a few years ago, so everything is custom. Ill list the specs that I know at the bottom.

I got a PCI-e graphics card awhile back and installed it into my computer. It has a S-Video and DVI ports in the back of it. S-Video ran to my TV while the DVI ran to my monitor. Everything ran fine until it stopped recognizing my monitor. After awhile it started to again, then finally stopped.

I was trying to fix it tonight. Rearranging cables, unplugging and replugging the card never helped. I was gonna get my onboard VGA to recognize my monitor and reinstall the graphics card. I ended up going to BIOS and unselecting "PCI-e" (my graphics card) for my display. OOPS!

Now I get no picture - on boot up or while its on. Both screens are pitch black. The computer boots on, I hear windows load, but I can't view anything. I can't get back to my BIOS to enable PCI-e again. Ive unplugged and replugged the graphics card, hoping that made a difference, but nothing. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

Custom PC
Windows 7 x64
8GB ram
Plenty of harddrive space.
MSI Motherboard
Radeon x600 series PCI-e graphics card

A:No display after adjusting graphics card/BIOS - Help please!

You have to plug into the motherboard to use the onboard video.

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Hi all. Levenovo solutions center recently installed the latest version of the bios v1.89 (25 Sep 2017) on my L440 (Win7Pro, 64bit). Right since the reboot after the bios update, the Intel graphics driver does not work anymore. I had to uninstall it in Windows Safe Mode and I am now running my laptop with the standard windows driver, having no access to the Sub-D interface nor to the Display Port. The only thing I can do is to enter the bios setup and switch between the notebook display and the external sub-d interface as primary screen. This enables me at least to connect a larger screen to the sub-d connector for working, but then I cannot use the notebook screen. I tried to re-install older versions of the bios. But this fails with a 'incompatibility' message.  I also re-set windows to a previous setup point (to before the lenovo solutions center update action). But this does not help, indicating that it is really a bios issue (which cannot be made undone). Please, can you give me advice on how to install an older version of the bios? This seems to be the only chance to get my Intel graphics working again. Cheers,Patric.

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Hi, Yesterday I updated to the newest BIOS-Version (2.29). I also installed the newest Graphics Driver (Intel After the BIOS-Update I changed 2 settings in the BIOS:(1) I increased the RAM of the Graphics-Card from 256MB to 512MB(2) I changed the Boot-Mode from "Both" to "UEFI Only" A few hours later something weird happened: The fan suddenly started to work at a medium level (not maximum) and didn't stop even after 1 hour the fan didn't stop. I restarted the OS but the fan still didn't stop. Then I closed the LID (so the Laptop does "Suspend to RAM") and after I opened the LID the fan did stop. The same thing happened again today.So, what is this? I'm not sure if this has something to do with the BIOS/Graphics Update or maybe something in my T440s is broken? I'm running Windows 7 x64, installed in UEFI-Mode.

A:T440s Fan-Problem since Bios/Graphics Update

I noticed that lately my T440s fan has been running constantly while my T440s is on (i7 with 8gigs Ram). Even if I close all applications and its still going. I ran mcafee virus scan an hr ago with the latest virus definitions and it found no viruses or malware. Was not like that before. Seems it started after the latest windows 8.1 update. what gives?

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Hi everyone
i bought an asus m2a-vm motherboard and it works fine with the onboard graphics but when i try to use my 6600gt in the pci express slot i just get a black screen and no signal.
Any help would be much appreciated...thanks

A:graphics card issue

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I had recently bought a ATi Radeon 9000 64MB DDR PCI Video Card online to play a game on my computer. First when I put it in a slot the resolution was low and everything was huge and when I tried to change the resolution in the control panel it didn't change anything. Then I installed the software that came with it thinking that might solve the problem and once it got done it asked me to restart. So I restarted and then it went past the computer loading screen then got stuck on a black screen and it wouldn't get passed it. So I opened up my computer and put it in a different slot, this time it started up.. got to my desktop and everything was still huge but my start bar was gone. Restarted again.. same deal. The card came with a cord, one end hooks up to the card and the other has a yellow head (Looks like those cords you would plug into your TV: Red, Yellow, and White). But I have no idea where that would plug into inside my computer.. maybe thats the problem? Any suggestions?

My Computer Specs are:
Windows XP - Home Edition
1984 RAM
~2.2 GHz Processor

A:Graphics Card Issue

your card has an rca plug?

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Hi, I'm having some issues with my new graphics card (To run TESIV Oblivion near max resolution, and to use in a new build, hopefully soon). I haven't installed it because when I read the manual it said in the "recommended system requirements" that I needed a 450W PSU with a 30A 12V rail. I have this PSU but it only has 18A 12V rails. I was wondering if I would be able to run the graphics card well with only 18A, and if not if someone would be so kind as to point me in the direction of a reasonably cheap, yet reliable, PSU with the necessary Amperage (or however you spell it).

A:Graphics card PSU issue

It might work, but I don't suggest it. Why play around with power? I would suggest a brand like Thermaltake or Antec for a new psu. That card does seem to require quite a bit of amps though :suspiciou !

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Mohterboard: ASUS M3N72-D
Monitor1: Samsung SyncMaster T240HD(DVI or HDMI)
Monitor2: Samsung SyncMaster 2433aw(DVI)
Old Card: HIS Radeon 4870/4850(dont remember which)
New Card: HIS Radeon 5870
OS: Windows 7

-I press the power button on my computer.
-Everything in the case turns on, Including the new graphics card.
-The fan on the card whirs up to a ridiculously high speed, but i do not get a picture on either of my monitors. (no startup screen bios or anything)
-The monitors both sit in standby mode. and the graphics card fan continues to spin at a high speed.

I have gotten everything to start up and run nicely without any issues once or twice, but if I turn the computer off and back on I run into the same issue.

If I reinstall the old card everything works fine of course, and it works fine if I run an HDMI cable to the on-board GPU.

I've tried quite a few things already to resolve the issue but none of them thus far has worked.
-Uninstalling on-board GPU drivers
-Uninstalling old graphics drivers
-Installing the new drivers for new card (did this one of the times it actually worked)
-All manner of cable setups (one monitor(either dvi slot), two monitor, etc.)
-Checked all connections to make sure they are secure.
-Both PCI-E slots on the motherboard.
-Configuring the BIOS to not run the on-board GPU (I'm not sure if i did this correctly, but i went back and set everything back how it was)

My limited knowledge is telling me that for some reason or another t... Read more

A:Having an issue with new graphics card.

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Hi, I was hoping someone could help with the following problem. I initially had a problem running Empire Total War game on my pc, my graphics card seemed to shut itself down and so I replaced it after being advised to do so on this website. I installed my new graphics card which runs like a dream. The problem is when ever I switch my computer on it starts up in 8bit mode, I then have to change this manually. Even more perplexing is that after changing to 16bit or above, when I start up my ETW game it resets everything to 8bit and as a result the game wont start. I then have to come out of the game and reset it to 16bit while the game is running. From then on it runs fine but inevitably have to go through the whole process again when I either switch on my computer or boot up the game again. Other games that are not run through steam seem to be fine although problem with steam does not explain why when my computer boots up its in 8bit.

Many thanks, for any support offered

A:Graphics card issue, perhaps

What video card is it that you have purchased?

Did you make sure to uninstall the previous video drivers and then install the newest drivers from NVidia: http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

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Hello, obvious first time poster, but im hoping some of you may be of assistance to my problem.

Recently, i upgraded my Hp Pavillion 9644ca's 2 gigs of ram, to 4 gigs, everything has run smoothly until a few days ago when it froze while i was playing World of Warcraft, i figured, no big deal, probably a graphics card issue, its happened to me before, so i checked my updates and sure enough a new driver was avalible through windows update, so i update it and try WoW again, runs smoothly for a while then locks again, from here my problem escalates and the computer locks with the slightest use of graphics power, its gotten to the point now where i cant even start the computer, instead of loading screens, i get weird colored bars running vertically along the screen that start to fade from the bottom right corner, and work to the top left, eventually leaving my with a black screen, unfortunately, the problem is a little deeper however, occasionally i can get it to load, the last time i thought i had corrected the problem, i ran S.T.A.L.K.E.R to test it, and it ran for a while but died again.

Ultimately, I hope i can recover my hard drive and wipe the computer, but any ideas before i take that step would be appreciated.

A:Possible Graphics Card Issue

Sounds like the video card is dieing or overheating

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I am new to upgrading my PC, but I have some experienced friends and I have stumped them all with my issue. I installed a new MSI Twin Frozr III R7850 graphics card in my HP Pavillion Desktop, I have a PCIe x16 2.0 and the card uses 3.0, however from research that should not be my problem. I installed the card and two startups in a row I got 8 1 second beeps. On the third startup however I got nothing, it just started up, no picture and obviously not loading any programing, but no beeping. I have tried the HDMI and DVI ports that the graphics card uses and I still have nothing. My computer, however, runs perfectly fine when I do not have this new graphics card powered. Am I doing something wrong, or is my card just dead?

A:Graphics Card Issue

Well ill go through a few basic things:

First did you hook up both 6 pin connectors?

Second what video card was installed previously, if it was NVidia, did you remove the previous drivers.

Third, have you tried different slots on the motherboard for testing, also does the motherboard have onboard video.

Try these solutions and lets go from there.

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Hi guys i have come across a problem that i have never come across before.

I have a Radeon 9250 TV-Out card and when I flick the TV over so that i see my desktop it works perfect. When i try to watch a movie if the movie is an avi file all i get is a blank screen on my TV but it can be seen on the monitor. If i try any other type of movie IE mpeg it can be viewed on the tv aswell as the monitor.

I have tried a Gforce FX5200 and it worked perfect without any problems its just this radeon.

I was wondering if anyone could help me please?


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Hello! I own a HP Pavillion 550-153w (Dec.2015) with the 4th Generation i3, A few days after getting the computer, we tried putting at GT 545 (1.53GB VRAM), After putting the card in to the system, we booted it up, but the monitor would not get a signal, but the card had power. We tried it on my old computer, it booted right up. We even tried a GT 450, no signal to the monitor, but the card had power, we STILL had trouble when we upgraded the PSU to 500W. If anyone can help solve this, Thanks in advance!

A:Graphics card Issue

Hi: Did you change the required BIOS settings before installing your new video card? You have to enable legacy mode and disable secure boot. Please see this link below for additional info. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03653200/ Did you also uninstall the current video card adapter and driver in the device manager before installing your new video card?  If not, that could also be a root cause of your current dilemma.  

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Hello,I have an old Optiplex 740, FH6R43J service tag, which has a graphics card.When you start your PC get stuck and diagnostic lights 2 and 4 illuminate and I can not enter in the BIOS.
The problem should be the graphics card. How do I start the PC graphics card without using graphics card but  the VGA port without the PC locks?
Thank you

A:graphics card issue

The second part of the question makes no sense - remove the graphics card and connect the monitor directly to the VGA port on the mainboard (if there's a black plastic cover over it, you'll need to remove it to connect the monitor).

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Display Driver Stopped Responding and Has Recovered.

I get that alot since and it's been a couple of weeks now. Everytime I play a game and the graphics card reaches 70-80 degrees a black screen appears and stays for around 3 seconds and then everything is back to normal. I downloaded riva tuner to make my fan spin faster on my Geforce 9800 Gt. I pretty much need to have the fans running at around 80% to keep my graphics card under 70 degrees. This wouldn't be a problem if it made no noise, but after a few weeks of just hearing that fan, I can't stand it anymore. I opened my case on the side to let in more air and nothing really changes. I used a can of compressed air to remove all the dust and nothing has changed. Is there anything I can do instead of buying a new card? I can provide pictures of the inside of my computer if needed. Help would be greatly appreciated

A:Graphics card issue..

opening the side of the case will attract more dust outside by all the fans you have. And yes please provide pictures. Also after looking on google the 9800Gt has some heat issues. And check this out (You are experiencing TDR's

TDR's can be cause by Driver conflicts on your system or bad drivers, or bad software

They can be caused by USB drivers, Network drivers, ACPI drivers, Adobe drivers, etc
I got this from MS support... they have a list of known problems
of which Nvidia driver could be one of the problems

hardware or software drivers
Corrupt or old DirectX can cause it (update it)
even the software you are running like a game (coded wrong, error in it)...update/patch software.

update your MotherBoard drivers first

Yes, there can be a problem with the driver... Im not discounting that
but most don't have the problem

so you have to look at your system first

A TDR does not mean that a NVida driver is bad)

Lucky last try use river tuner to reduce clocks to 669Mhz

Good luck
(sorry if those dont work)

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I am looking for a new graphics card.

My mother board:

would XFX Nvidia GeForce 8500GT PCI Express x16 2.0
work - notice the 2.0 part.
Would any PCI Express X16 + the 2.0 bit work?
I need to know ASAP!

Thanks Techguy, you are always my first and last resort.

A:Graphics card issue.

yes backward compatable

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I just recently put Win7 32-bit on a compaq presario 2100. Since then it's been using a standard vga graphics adapter its not easy using a computer with a 640x480 screen. The only driver i have found was on the compaq website and it's only for XP. also i lost my sound too. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Graphics card issue

doherty1321, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Which version of the 2100? There is more than a few to choose from,

Compaq Presario 2100 Notebook PC series*-* Download drivers and software - specify product name - HP Business Support Center

The couple that I looked it it doesn't look like there will be much of anything but XP driver for it going from the dates on most of the driver downloads available (2003 and 2004).

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I just built a new work computer (MB: TA785G3, Graphics card: HD 4670) and I cannot get the video card to work. Now the MB does have a onboard card which might be causing the issue. I have tried disabling it both in windows and the bios. In the bios I think I am doing it right (I don't see and specific how to in the mb manual). I am going to chipset, northbridge config, internal graphics config, and then internal graphics mode I switch from UMA to disable. When I do disable this in bios and reset my MB does a number of beeps which translate to a display memory error. I don't know if in device manager under display adaptors if I should be seeing the card anyway, but I only see the onboard card listed. Also the card is getting power or at least the fan on it is. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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