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Have this comp but it was time to upgrade the video card. I figured the i7 was good enough for average gaming and had an old nvidia 650 (I believe) and the comp ran great. But I recently purchased a gtx 970 and a new power supply and computer won't get past the motherboard log in screen ... Switching the old card back in everything works fine and I'm getting a bit flustered about the whole thing... Any ideas?

Ps I also tryed my sons nvidia 750 ti and it still won't go past the motherboard load in screen
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@Scottperkins, welcome to the forum.

 

The problem that you are experiencing is caused by the fact that the GTX 970 requires UEFI in the motherboard instead of a standard/Legacy BIOS.  HP didn't begin using UEFI until mid-October, 2012.  The BIOS can't be upgraded to UEFI.  The last cards not to require UEFI were the GTX 660/670's.

 

The GTX 750Ti requires UEFI, also.

 

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Well it's bad news but thanks so much for the swift response
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You are very welcome, @Scottperkins.  I am sorry that I didn't have better news for you.

 

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Custom build: Corsair 750D (Full Tower); MSI MEG z390 ACE motherboard; i9-9900K processor (OC'd 5.025); Corsair H150i cooler; 32 GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 3200 memory; MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio video card; Samsung 970 Pro 512 GB; Samsung 860 EVO 1 TB

HP Spectre 360 Convertible; i7-7560U; 16 GB memory; Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640; 512 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD; 13.3" diagonal 4K UHD UWVA eDP BrightView WLED-backlit multitouch-enabled edge-to-edge glass (3840 x 2160); Windows 10 Pro 64 with Windows Ink

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