04-29-2016 07:48 PM
I have a Pavilion HPE h8-1330z with an Angelica2 motherboard, AMD FX-8120 CPU, 16GB RAM, and An2_705 BIOS. I recently upgraded the power supply to a 600W model to accomodate a replacement upgraded graphics card for my original ATI Radeon HD 7570.
So far I have tried a Sapphire Nitro R7-360 (2GB GDDR5) and an XFX R7-360 (2GB GDDR5) and when I install either card, I get no video out to either monitor when I boot; no BIOS message, nothing. However, if I put the HD 7570 back in, it works perfectly. Tech Support for both companies have no idea what is going on.
I highly doubt 2 cards from 2 different manufacturers and sources could be dead out of the box. I can only surmize that maybe a BIOS update might be requiired.
If anyone has any ideas, I am listening.
04-29-2016 08:09 PM
Jenny, welcome to the forum.
I believe you absolutely correct. The video cards are not dead out of the box. They simply require UEFI in the motherboard instead of a standard BIOS. HP didn't begin using UEFI until mid-October, 2012. There is no way to upgrade a standard BIOS to UEFI. I am surprised that Tech Support for both companies weren't aware of this situation. I suggest contacting EVGA Tech Support (1-888-881-3842) to see which of their cards will work with your motherboard. They have always been very helpful when I have contacted them for help.
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02-15-2018 01:10 PM
I'm under the impression that you should be able to. I'm going to find out for myself.
My system: h8-1330z, 2AC8 motherboard with AN2_705 ( need to update BIOS yet), 10Gb RAM, AMD (FX) 8120 Processor(8-core), with a AMD Radeon R7 240 video card. With the BIOS upgraded up to 8.10 A and its type being a UEFI we should be able to upgrade past legacy limits.