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Geforce card won't work in computer

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Product Name: HPE h8-1010t
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

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I have an old HPe h8-1010t that I decided to do some work on.  I took out an OEM Geforce GTX 745 from an Envy desktop that had a fried motherboard and tried installing it in the h8-1010t.  When I turn it on, I see the hp screen, but it just stays there and beeps twice every 20-ish seconds.  I tried using a few older geforce cards, and they all worked fine.  This computer orignally shipped with an AMD Radeon HD 6450 card.  does this model only support recent AMD cards? Do OEM geforce cards not work in this model? Or should I just buy a different card and that will work?  I'm just wondering if it would be a bad idea to buy a geforce.  Note: I also tried the Geforce GTX 745 in a Dell XPS 410, and it worked fine.

 

Computer specs:

processor: core i7-2600

Power supply: original power supply

Memory: original 6gb DDR3

 

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Re: Geforce card won't work in computer

@jnilsson86, welcome to the forum.

 

Normally, the 700 series video cards require UEFI in the motherboard instead of a Legacy/standard BIOS.  HP didn't begin using UEFI until mid-October, 2012.  Your computer was released June, 2011.  Each OEM manufacturer has their components made to their specifications.  So, it is difficult to know why one card will work and another won't.

 

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Given the fact that the h8-1010t does not have UEFI, does this mean that it would be a bad idea to go with a later geforce model, or is that only specific to the 700 series?  also, would a more recent geforce non-OEM card work?  or given the model, would an AMD GPU be a better option for this computer?  Also, was Dell using UEFI 11 years ago? because I tried using the 745 in the dell XPS 410 and it worked fine, I was able to install the driver and play some games on it.  I'm just wondering what the best option would be for a graphics card upgrade.

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Re: Geforce card won't work in computer

Thank you for the additional information, @jnilsson86.

 

The last series of cards that didn't require UEFI were the GTX 660/670's.  Your best option is to choose a manufacturer and contact their Tech Support for help with choosing the best card for your system.  They are the experts on their products.  It is extremely difficult for us to know which newer cards will work with older computers.

 

Your question about Dell using UEFI earlier is one that I can't answer.

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Re: Geforce card won't work in computer

would a newer AMD card work?

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