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Unable to replace video card - Pavilion Elite Pro 410t
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cerushin
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Re: Unable to replace video card - Pavilion Elite Pro 410t

I get the beeps and no display in that configuration.

I can probably put in Card A and get into the BIOS config and check to see if the CMOS reset allows me to choose anything other than PCI-E (it only listed PCI-E before).

 

This sort of goes in the opposite direction, though: I want to replace the video card and I need to be sure the card I use to replace the failing Card A will work. So far, the motherboard fails to recognize Card B and Onboard Video.

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Re: Unable to replace video card - Pavilion Elite Pro 410t

Yes, ok.
If you compare the psu of the HP and your other PC (home built) - are there differencies?
Maybe you need more powerful or a more efficient psu?

If you try the other psu in your HP ...?

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cerushin
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Re: Unable to replace video card - Pavilion Elite Pro 410t

The power supply in the home-built machine is a 480W Antec. The one in the HP is a 350W HiPro (HP-installed).

 

I don't know if the other PSU will fit in the case for the HP, as it is longer and the fan positioning is different. I can try that later, though.

 

Why would a fanless video card (Card B) require more power than an fan-cooled video card (Card A), though? It just seems strange.

 

I'm considering just transplanting everything to another case, but that's sort of an extreme (and possibly more disruptive) measure to have to take because a video card fan is failing.

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Big_Dave
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Re: Unable to replace video card - Pavilion Elite Pro 410t

Hi,

 

So which is it, 3 beeps or 2 beeps?

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cerushin
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Re: Unable to replace video card - Pavilion Elite Pro 410t

3 beeps, total.

2 short, 1 long.

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Big_Dave
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Re: Unable to replace video card - Pavilion Elite Pro 410t

Hi,

 

And what did the HP bios beep document tell you what the problem is for your PC?

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HP e9280t, i7-960, 12GB, Vertex 3 120, ATI 4850
HP DV9700, t9300, Nvidia 8600, 4GB, Crucial C300 128GB SSD
HP Photosmart Premium C309G, HP Photosmart 6520
HP Touchpad
Custom i7-4770k,Z-87, 8GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650,GTX 760
Custom i7-4790k,Z-97, 8GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650, GTX 660TI
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cerushin
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Re: Unable to replace video card - Pavilion Elite Pro 410t

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2 short beeps and 1 long beep (repeats 5 times) -

Unable to initialize video or video card required but not installed

 

Same beep code on any configuration except original state: Card A inserted.

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Big_Dave
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Re: Unable to replace video card - Pavilion Elite Pro 410t

Hi,

 

What other information and changes can you share with us about your PC? Any hardware additions or replacements? Changes to the motherboard connections or jumpers?

 

It seems a bit strange that the on board video fails without a video card installed but the ATI video card works.

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HP e9280t, i7-960, 12GB, Vertex 3 120, ATI 4850
HP DV9700, t9300, Nvidia 8600, 4GB, Crucial C300 128GB SSD
HP Photosmart Premium C309G, HP Photosmart 6520
HP Touchpad
Custom i7-4770k,Z-87, 8GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650,GTX 760
Custom i7-4790k,Z-97, 8GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650, GTX 660TI
Windows 7/8 UEFI/Legacy mode, MBR/GPT
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cerushin
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Re: Unable to replace video card - Pavilion Elite Pro 410t

The fan on the video card (Card A) has been getting progressively louder and eventually got loud enough for me to be concerned it was about to fail. This started about 2 weeks ago.

 

Wednesday night (Feb 15) I removed Card A and tried using Card B. That's the only time I have ever opened the chassis other than to spray compressed air into the chassis to clear any dust.

 

No other hardware changes or additions prior to the posting of this thread.

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Big_Dave
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Re: Unable to replace video card - Pavilion Elite Pro 410t

HP's support number is 800-474-6836 or 800-HPINVENT or online here.

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HP DV9700, t9300, Nvidia 8600, 4GB, Crucial C300 128GB SSD
HP Photosmart Premium C309G, HP Photosmart 6520
HP Touchpad
Custom i7-4770k,Z-87, 8GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650,GTX 760
Custom i7-4790k,Z-97, 8GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650, GTX 660TI
Windows 7/8 UEFI/Legacy mode, MBR/GPT
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