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bios update needed

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hp pro 3400
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

need help finding a bios update please, specs and reason below

i5 2500k

16gb ram

mobo - foxconn 2abf

bios version 7.15

reason is i am having issues instaling a gpu (gtx760) , This is a spare pc , i have tested the gpu in my main sytem and have confirmed it is working fine . On this hp pro 3400 i cannot boot when gpu is plugged in , i get a black screen with blinking underscore. any help would be great, Thanks

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Hi:

 

The latest BIOS version for your PC is 7.16.   It was only written to be run on W7.

 

Updating the BIOS to 7.16 would not make any difference because in order to run any Nvidia card beyond a GT(X) 6xx series in a HP PC, your PC would need to have a BIOS version 8.1x or newer.

 

Now, if you want to go through this routine every time you start the PC, you may be able to get the video card to work, but you may have to update the BIOS to v7.16, and I have no idea what will happen if you try to run the W7 BIOS update on W10.

 

How I got GeForce GTX to work on Cupertino2 - YouTube

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Hi:

 

The latest BIOS version for your PC is 7.16.   It was only written to be run on W7.

 

Updating the BIOS to 7.16 would not make any difference because in order to run any Nvidia card beyond a GT(X) 6xx series in a HP PC, your PC would need to have a BIOS version 8.1x or newer.

 

Now, if you want to go through this routine every time you start the PC, you may be able to get the video card to work, but you may have to update the BIOS to v7.16, and I have no idea what will happen if you try to run the W7 BIOS update on W10.

 

How I got GeForce GTX to work on Cupertino2 - YouTube

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Hi thanks for the reply, I followed steps in that video and seems to be working so far, at least I can boot now, thanks for your help, now I just need to find a decent lga 1155 Motherboard that supports most gpus 

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You're very welcome.

 

I would get one that supports the Intel 4th generation or newer processors.

 

A motherboard such as that would support the newer video cards because they will have the BIOS version needed to support such cards.

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