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h8-1114 hp desktop , gtx 1050

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I have a h8-1114 hp desktop and i am trying to install a new graphics card, gtx 1050. i dont know if i need to update my motherboards BIOS or if the motherboard is even compatible. When i intall the card i get stuck at the blue hp splash screen then it beeps once followed by a longer beep then 3 shorter beeps(  -   _---). I'm at a loss, or even if there is anything i can do.  Hope you can help. Thanks

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h8-1114 hp desktop , gtx 1050

@SparkyMcFireDog, welcome to the forum.


The problem that you are experiencing is caused by the fact that the GTX 1050 is not compatible with the motherboard.  It requires UEFI in the motherboard instead of a Legacy/standard BIOS.  HP didn't begin using UEFI until mid-October, 2012 with Win 8.  The BIOS can't be upgraded to UEFI.  The last cards not to require UEFI are the GTX 660/670 series.


Your best option is to contact the manufacturer's Tech Support to see if they have a VBIOS update for the card that will solve your problem.


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