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Atomic_Rooster
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PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Update

What PCI Express x16 3.0 Graphics cards are compatible with h9-1150t?

(Pittsburgh MB 2ACE) 600W PS

 

Tried Radeon R9 270x and it does not work at all. Looking to update from Radeon 6850.

 

Thanks,

RP

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TheOldMan
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Re: PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Update

Here is a listing of what was available in factory configurations:

 

  • GeForce GTX 550 Ti (1 GB)
  • GeForce GTX 580 (1.5 GB)
  • Radeon HD 6850 (1 GB)
  • Radeon HD 7770 (2 GB)
  • Radeon HD 7950 (3 GB)
     
    I see the one you listed as present card.  Would any of the other be more to your liking?  I am no expert but from what I have seen in the forums, people that have the motherboards with the i7 Intel processors are having trouble upgrading the video cards, but since yours does not have intergrated graphics it might be easier.
    I will be watching to see how your postings progress.  Good Luck
     
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Re: PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Update

I returned the R9 for a Geforce GTX 760 and it is working somewhat.

 

Reboot it hangs for about a minute before I see "Starting Windows" getting ready to test with some games :-)

Will see if the improvements is worth the delay for POST.

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Big_Dave
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Re: PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Update

Hi,

 

Some of the Radeon R9 270x are UEFI enabled and your PC doesn't have a HP version 8 BIOS.  The GTX 760 might be having a similar issue but with a slight improvement.  Did you install the posted BIOS updates?

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erico
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Is a PCIe power connector plugged into the video card?

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erico
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Did you connect a six pin PCIe power connector from the PSU to the video card's PCIe power connector prior to booting up?

 

The ASUS 600 series PCIe video cards may be what you need.

 

ASUS has a workaround hybrid vBIOS flash that may allow their card to work on your non-UEFI BIOS desktop under Windows 7, Windows 8 and 8.1.  The hybrid vBIOS is applied to the video card, not your desktop PC's BIOS.

 

It is worth reading about and considering.

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Atomic_Rooster
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Re: PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Update

Yes, BOTH 6 pin connecters were attached. This is a matter of BIOS being so old on the HP Pittsburgh MB (not been updated since 1/12 by HP) that new cards are total fail or work somewhat such as the GTX 760's.

 

Thanks for the respone!

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Re: PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Update

Being as I have a 6850 graphics card now, any upgrade MUST be worthwhile and I don't think the 600's will give me much more FPS.

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Re: PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Update

Yes but the BIOS available from HP is 7.06 and dated 1/12

 

Thanks,

RP

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HI Atomic_Rooster,

 

I agree that the 6850 is a decent performing graphics card. If you want a lot more FPS capability then consider the below AMD cards from Sapphire.

 

 

Sapphire R9 280x and the Sapphire Toxic R9 280x  These two particular models have a switch to allow UEFI or legacy mode operation. UEFI mode is not going to work but legacy mode might work. Sapphire probably has other models but I haven't checked them all.  You will need a bigger power supply.

 

R9 compared to the 6850

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Custom i7-4790k,Z-97, 16GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Plextor M.2 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650, GTX 660TI
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