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Upgrading Video Card HP h8-1234 wont BOOT / Cannot find the BIOS update on the HP website

Product Name: h8-1234
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I have looked on this forum and found that several other people have had similar issues getting their HP Pavillion h8-1234 to boot up after putting in their GEFORCE GTX 950 graphics card. I am having the same exact issue. I understand that many have said that updating BIOS is the way to solve that issue but the HP website does not have any drivers for me to install. I've gone through all of the recommended channels but there is no driver updates. Here is the link to where I've been told to search: but there is nothing there.


Maybe the BIOS is not the issue and someone can recommend another way to solve the problem?


Thank you all in advance.

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Re: Upgrading Video Card HP h8-1234 wont BOOT / Cannot find the BIOS update on the HP website

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If you look under Windows 8 at your above referenced link you will see a BIOS update.


Please review the below articles as they also apply to Windows 10.  You may need to make a BIOS adjustment.


The NVIDIA GTX 950 also requires a bigger power supply. Your PC by specifications only has a 300 watt power supply.


I suggest a 500-600 watt PSU as a replacement. The Corsair CX500, CX600 or CS650m would be a good choice.

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