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So, I have this really old PC I happen to find not too long ago and I made a prt sc about its specs.

I wonder if the GT 1030 could be possibly work. 

I know that it is old and I already tried to look up update for to motherboard with no luck, which means I stuck with the legacy bios mode and can not switch to uefi. 

I installed the card and all I get is black screen.

Is there a way to make the card work?

Thank you!

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

Unfortunately, I do not believe that you will be able to get the card to work.

 

The 8200 Elite was the first PC in that line to have a UEFI BIOS, and the GT 1030 works in that model because I have one in my 8200 Elite CMT.

 

It worked in Legacy mode too.

 

Here's the kicker...I also have the 8000 Elite CMT, and I got the notion to try the GT 1030 in that one, fully expecting it not to work, and much to my surprise it worked with no problem.

 

I find it very odd that HP never made a BIOS update past 2011 for your model.

 

You have the latest BIOS revision installed.

 

I just double checked the 8100 Elite support page to make sure.

 

The 8000 Elite has a BIOS update of version 1.14 from 2015, so I don't know if that made a difference or not as to why the GT 1030 worked, or if I was just plain lucky.

 

The model I got was an EVGA 1030 fanless model.

 

EVGA - Products - EVGA GeForce GT 1030 SC, 02G-P4-6332-KR, 2GB GDDR5, Passive, Low Profile - 02G-P4-...

 

If you want to upgrade the graphics, you will probably have to stick with one of the GT 6xx model graphics cards.

 

 

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Hi:

 

Unfortunately, I do not believe that you will be able to get the card to work.

 

The 8200 Elite was the first PC in that line to have a UEFI BIOS, and the GT 1030 works in that model because I have one in my 8200 Elite CMT.

 

It worked in Legacy mode too.

 

Here's the kicker...I also have the 8000 Elite CMT, and I got the notion to try the GT 1030 in that one, fully expecting it not to work, and much to my surprise it worked with no problem.

 

I find it very odd that HP never made a BIOS update past 2011 for your model.

 

You have the latest BIOS revision installed.

 

I just double checked the 8100 Elite support page to make sure.

 

The 8000 Elite has a BIOS update of version 1.14 from 2015, so I don't know if that made a difference or not as to why the GT 1030 worked, or if I was just plain lucky.

 

The model I got was an EVGA 1030 fanless model.

 

EVGA - Products - EVGA GeForce GT 1030 SC, 02G-P4-6332-KR, 2GB GDDR5, Passive, Low Profile - 02G-P4-...

 

If you want to upgrade the graphics, you will probably have to stick with one of the GT 6xx model graphics cards.

 

 

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Thank you so much for your help.

One more thing: do you think the GT7xx model could work?

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You're very welcome.

 

I wouldn't trust a GT 730 or GT 710, since the GT1030 didn't work.

 

The GT 630 or GT 640 should work though.

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