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PabsTheGeek
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h8-1070uk upgrading to GTX 750 Ti

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Hi,

 

I believe the GTX 750 Ti is well within the PSU requirements I have but I am having issues.

 

The PC will NOT go past POST,

 

I install the card and get the POST info up, so I have video output. But I can not get by POST. after about 30-40 sec I get a single beep. Then a further 30-40 sec another single beep. After 30 sec again I get 3 or 4 beeps and the video output goes off...

 

I have updated the latest BIOS AMI 7.12 with the new card installed I can not access the BIOS settings either....

 

Can some one help?

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Big_Dave
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Re: h8-1070uk upgrading to GTX 750 Ti

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Hi,

 

Some of the NVIDIA 750TI models require auxillary power from the PCI-E 6 pin power connector. Check to make sure that you have connected the PCI-E 6 pin power connector if the card is provisioned for auxillary power.

 

Remove the new video card and either use the old card or the integrated graphics to boot up your PC. If your PC boots up then reboot and depress F2 to run diagnostics.  If your PC passes the diagnostics then it's likely that the video bios in the new video card is not compatible with your PC.  Contact the video card manufacturer for a remedy.

 

 

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PabsTheGeek
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Re: h8-1070uk upgrading to GTX 750 Ti

The card does not have an extra PCI power connector.

I believe it's the motherboard, if you search around lots of people have an issue upgrading their graphics card, the only solution is to replace the mobo, which is very poor.

I'll never buy HP again
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Big_Dave
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Re: h8-1070uk upgrading to GTX 750 Ti

Hi,

 

It's not a motherboard problem per se but a marketing decision by the video card manufacturer to ship a video card that does not work with a legacy BIOS. EVGA had shipped the GTX 660 with a legacy compatible video BIOS to avoid such issues. Then if you wanted to run with UEFI you had to request a patch.

 

HP started providing UEFI BIOS support for newly released PCs in mid-October 2012. Your PC was released in June 2011 which is well beyond reason to see HP release a UEFI BIOS update.

 

Contact the video card manfucturer for a remedy.

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Re: h8-1070uk upgrading to GTX 750 Ti

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Hi,

 

According to the EVGA forums all 700 series cards support UEFI http://forums.evga.com/FindPost/2129303

 

I have contacted them for further assistance.

 

My research has came up with many people having issues with HP PCs and upgrading them to 700 series cards from different manufacturers.

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PabsTheGeek
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Re: h8-1070uk upgrading to GTX 750 Ti

OK I think there is a slight confusion on my part. The 700 series only suppoer UEFI BIOS out the box, there is not BIOS downgrade to suport legacy BIOS.

 

So basically HP provide a PC that only lasts 3 years...that can not be update... I'm really annoyed this will be the last ever pre-built system.

 

Note to all, forget off the shelf products if you want them to be upgradable....

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Big_Dave
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Re: h8-1070uk upgrading to GTX 750 Ti

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Hi PabsThe Geek,

 

You might say the same about some video card manufacturers.  If you look closely at EVGA's product web site, can you find information indicating that the 7xx video cards support UEFI and are also compatible with non-UEFI BIOS? Hence, there is a documentation issue. Too bad you had to find out for yourself.

 

Try the Sapphire video products.  Sapphire has a number of video cards that are designated UEFI.

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HP Touchpad
Custom i7-4770k, 8GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650,GTX 760
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