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01-03-2023 02:43 PM - last edited on 01-04-2023 02:12 PM by RodrigoB
I recently booted up my older HP Slimline with the intention of upgrading it a bit for moderate performance use. Worked great for 2 days, today I simply restarted it and now it will not connect to my display. Boots fine but will not connect to display otherwise. I just ordered a AMD Radeon HD 6450 graphics card with a built-in Displayport output. Do you think this will fix my problem?
Currently I am connected to my Ultrawide monitor via a DVI-HDMI cable straight into the motherboard.
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01-04-2023 02:00 PM - edited 01-04-2023 02:05 PM
Since the PC has a slim tower case, a legacy BIOS and a 220W power supply, your video card options are limited to legacy low profile video cards having around a 40W power draw or less.
Those would be the AMD HD 6xxx or older and the nVidia GT 6xx or older.
Other alternatives might be the Nvidia GT 610, or GT 620 low profile.
But the HD 6450 is less expensive, and it draws less power than the GT 610 or GT 620.
You can do a search for comparisons between the cards.
Now, if you want to try a newer low profile, low wattage video card, you will have to use some hacks to get it to work.
Personally, I find those kinds of workaround only necessary when you have bought the wrong card and are trying to get it to work.
I would not deliberately buy a card that I know needs a hack to work.
01-13-2023 08:29 AM - edited 01-13-2023 09:29 AM
I recently ran into a new issue after getting my display to work. After installing the new AMD Radeon HD 6450 graphics card, I realized I accidentally installed the wrong driver. Since installing this driver and resetting, I cannot get the computer to display anything. I have speakers plugged in via analog and hear the boot-up, so I know it's booting to the OS fine, just not displaying.
Some things to note:
-Attempting video output from graphics card results in no boot to OS and no display
-disconnecting graphics card and connecting direct to motherboard video-out results in boot to OS, but still no display
-the only way I can get anything to display, is if I spam f2 key on startup, which shows an HP Vision Diagnostics Screen, in which case all peripherals (memory, CPU) come back as "passed" Not sure what this screen is really for.
- no diagnostic beeps. Normal blue light on startup
-I am using a brand new DVI-HDMI cable
I feel like the answer is to get into the BIOS, but all attempts have failed. I have tried holding Windows+B on startup, spamming Esc, spamming f10. To no avail.
Does anyone know EXACTLY how to get into an HP s5-1114 BIOS screen? I'm really just trying to bypass the faulty driver and access the display, and I feel like BIOS screen should do the trick. Any help greatly appreciated!
01-13-2023 02:45 PM - edited 01-13-2023 02:46 PM
First of all, W10 will automatically install a driver for that model GPU so there is no need to install one.
Since it appears the onboard video was no good from the get-go, it would be natural for it not to work if you removed the card and tried the onboard video.
What I suggest you do is this:
If you installed W10 on the PC, start Windows 10 in safe mode and then uninstall the graphics adapter and driver in the device manager.
See this guide for how to start Windows 10 in safe mode:
Once you have done that, exit safe mode, restart the PC and hopefully you will have a display when you are back in Windows.
Be patient and let Windows update install the graphics driver for you.
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