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Product Name: p6-2018es

OS: Windows 10 (x64)

Original OS: Windows 7 (x64)

Motherboard: Foxconn 2ABF

BIOS Version/date: AMI 7.11, 8/23/2011

BIOS Mode: Legacy

 

Hi, I'm trying to update my system BIOS, in order to be able to install a new graphics card (NVIDIA 750TI), going through the steps indicated in the following link:

 

https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00007682

 

I've followed the steps until step 2.6, but when I was about to download the update, I realised that the motherboard indicated in this step ("Cupertino-H61/Cupertino2-H61") is different from the one I've got (I haven't changed it). So the question is, do I have to download this update although it comes for another motherboard or what should I do?

 

The link where I realised that is this one:

 

https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-pavilion-p6-2000-desktop-pc-series/5151865/model...

 

PS: It's my first post, so I apologize if there's anything wrong.

 

 

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The installer for the BIOS update 7.16 is predicated on your PC running Windows 7 and not Windows 10.  The safest way to install this BIOS update is to be running Windows 7.

 

I don't think that updating the BIOS to 7.16 is going to make the NVIDIA GTX 750 boot and work normally in your PC.

 

If you can find a HP version 8 BIOS for the Cupertino2 motherboard then let us know.:smileysurprised:

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Then, is there any available solution?

 

Thanks for the quick response!

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HP Pavilion p6-2018es Desktop PC Product Specifications

 

states:

 

Motherboard: H-CUPERTINO2-H61-uA TX (Cupertino2)
• Manufacturer: Foxconn
• Form factor: uATX - 24.4 cm (9.6 inches) x 22.0 cm (8.7 inches)
• Chipset: Intel H61
• Memory sockets: 2 x DDR3
• Front side bus speeds: 5 GT/s (DMI bus)
• Processor socket: LGA 1155
• Expansion Slots:
•   1 PCI Express x16 (Gen2.0)
•   3 PCI Express x1 (Gen2.0)
•   1 PCI Express Mini Card x1

• For more details, see Cupertino2 motherboard specifications

 

Device-drivers are here

 

From:  Cupertino-H61/Cupertino2-H61 Motherboard BIOS Update

 

Full details: http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp58001-58500/sp58264.html#

 

TITLE: Cupertino-H61/Cupertino2-H61 Motherboard BIOS Update

VERSION: 7.16 Rev. A
DESCRIPTION: This package provides an update to the Cupertino-H61/Cupertino2-H61 Motherboard BIOS for the supported desktop models and supported operating systems.

PURPOSE: Critical
SOFTPAQ NUMBER: SP58264
SOFTPAQ FILE NAME: sp58264.exe

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So, the listed BIOS does apply to your motherboard.

 


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The listed BIOS isn't going to make the NVIDIA GTX 750 boot/work normally in the Cupertino-2 motherboard. However, it may prevent other issues.

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> it may prevent other issues

 

From: Cupertino-H61/Cupertino2-H61 Motherboard BIOS Update

 

it addresses two issues:

 

Resolves issue with system hang during POST when a touch-screen monitor is connected.

Resolves issue with F12 hot-key malfunction after loading BIOS defaults via any method.

 


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I ended up installing the referred BIOS update and everything went fine.

 

Actually, I had to do some more research to deal with the GPU problem.

 

Thanks for all the help!

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Not with the NVIDIA GTX 750.

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