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JohnW_Retired
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Problem Installing Nvidia Quadro P620 into an HP Z210 CMT

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I'm trying to install a Nvidia Quadro P620 into an HP Z210 (HP Part No. KK783EA, Intel Xeon E3-1230, BIOS Version J51 v01.55) but without success.

It provides a signal to the monitor to bring it out of standby but will not even display the BIOS configuration screen.

Before I updated to the latest BIOS (BIOS Version J51 v01.55Rev.A) I had the same issue, except that with BIOS (Version J51 v01.53Rev.A) the Workstation also emitted a single beep about every 10 seconds.

I read on-line of a possible solution that involved dissabling secure boot, but I can't find that setting in the BIOS.

Assuming the P620 is compatible with the Z210 I could use a different GPU to configure the BIOS if I knew what settings I needed to change.

 

Any suggestions would be gratefully received.

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BambiBoomZ
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JohnW_Retired,

 

This does seem to be a BIOS problem. But, of course, there is a fundamental difficulty in resolution as it's not possible to display BIOS setttings in order to reconfigure.

 

 As a first measure, consider clearing CMOS to restore the system to default BIOS settings.

 

However, there's a good possibility that this will not solve the probelm as there was a related fault under the previous BIOS version.

 

The problem may have originated at the previous BIOS flash of Version J51 v01.53Rev.A.  In this event, it will be necessary to determine the presence of a crisis recovery jumper and if present, follow carefully the procedure:

 

https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/Crisis-Recovery-Ju...

 

Note that the post includes a description of the evolution of the proper sequence, so it's necessary to understand the whole thread.  I used this technique and successfully recovered a z620.

 

Let us know what you find out.

 

BambiBoomZ

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BambiBoomZ,

 

Thanks for your suggestion, I did not locate a crisis recovery jumper, but I have managed to sort the problem by re-installing the old graphics card, which gave me access to the BIOS and then fiddling with the BIOS settings.

From "Googling" the problem previously I had seen a suggested fix for a different PC/GPU combination that disabling secure boot may fix the problem, but I could not find that option in the Z210 BIOS.  I then tried a few other changes and found that by changing a setting called “UEFI Option ROM Support” to Disabled it worked. In case it helps others in the future on the Z210 this setting can be found in the “Advanced” Menu under “Device Options”. 

 

If anyone knows what this setting is for I would like to know, so far it all looks fine. but I'd feel happier if I knew of any knock on effects this change may cause.

 

Thanks, JohnW

 

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