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I need to update bios because I can't find the secure boot for my GPU. Because every time I install it in I just get a black screen and when I take it out it's normal. My is GPU AMD HD 7470  my pc is very bad and I want it to be better  

 

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intel(R) core(TM) i3-2120 cpu

bios version:7.13/ 2011 / mobo ami

plz reply 

 

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Greetings,

Welcome to the forum.

I am not a HP employee.

 

BIOS version 7.13 is an older Legacy BIOS. Older HP consumer PCs cannot be updated from a Legacy BIOS to a UEFI BIOS.

 

New graphics cards require a motherboard UEFI BIOS.

 

You need a 8.xx BIOS version to run newer graphics cards.

 

The graphics card you are trying to install will not work on a 7.13 BIOS.

 

Regards

 

 

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ah  thanks 

what gpu can i get??

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Hi RedScopeNabZ,

 

You can do a Nvidia 600 series graphics card.

 

You may have to upgrade the power supply and verify the graphics card will fit in your system.

 

MSI makes some newer graphics cards with the option to run the GPUs in Legacy BIOS mode (Link). Sapphire also had some AMD graphics cards which can run in Legacy mode (Link). I believe it was the "X" series. Don't know if you can get these anymore. AMD GPUs require more power than Nvidia graphics cards.

 

Don't know how hard it will be to find these cards. You would have to check the Net for purchase options.

 

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Hi,

 

That card should work.

 

It is a PCIe 2.0 x16 card.

 

It should be a Legacy graphics card.

 

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thanks again boss!👍

for your help

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boss  i got the nvidia quadro 600.... and i get stuck on the start up screen then it says to press the esc   but that does nothing  and then after 3 beeps it goes black screen 

 

 

what can i do??

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Hi RedScopeNabZ

 

That card should work in your PC.

 

I would try the card in a different PC to verify the card works.

 

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but i don"t have another pc am sure it works because i see the start up screen.... but it just freezes 

idk what to do?

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