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Pc stuck on blue hp splash screen after graphics card upgrade

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I just upgraded my psu and gpu (a cooler master 460 watt and a zotac gtx 970) and my pc is now getting stuck on the blue hp splash screen.

The only beep code I get is for a missing cd/DVD drive

If you could please help me it would be much appreciated 




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Hi, Max:


Unfortunately, your PC has too old of a BIOS version to run any Nvidia graphics card beyond the GT(X) 6xx series of graphics adapters.


In order to run a GTX 970, your PC needs to be running on a BIOS version 8.xx or newer.


Your PC's BIOS only goes up to revision 7.16.


Here is a video where someone got the a newer video card to work on a similar model with a different motherboard.


But it probably won't work for your model, and it is probably not worth the trouble.




Note: You can just press F1 at the HP boot screen to boot it without the crackling noise. Pressing F12 without touching Esc also seems to work for some. Alt ...
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