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Bios version preventing graphics card boot up?

HP Pavilion p7 1030
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Hello everyone, 

 

I recently purchased a PNY Geforce GT 740 2 GB video card for my HP Pavilion p7 1030. I upgraded the power supply to 480w to make sure I could handle it but I seem to be running into an issue and I am approaching this forum to confirm what I've researched and see if the options I've identified will help any:

 

A brief summary of my story so far:

 

My brother and I are trying to play the elder scrolls online. The system requirements are:

 

http://www.geforce.com/games-applications/pc-games/elder-scrolls-online/system-requirements

 

So I thought that I would go buy a graphics card at best buy that would work. So I bought the PNY GeForce GT 730 and then 740 when I thought the 730 wasn’t working because of the slot size (which is dumb now in retrospect I think).

 

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/pny-nvidia-geforce-gt-740-2gb-ddr3-pci-express-3-0-graphics-card-black/6...

 

But to no avail, my computer boots up and then stalls at the hp screen before beeping at me. We read it has something to do with the Bios setting but we tried to find the display adapter (closest we came was bus settings) and eventually we came across this topic in the hp support forum which makes me think im screwed with that particular card:

 

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/PNY-NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-740-2GB-DD...

 

The guy on the forum gave the other guy some options but I have no idea if it’ll work since he has a different computer. Right now the leading candidate is the Asus radeon hd 6450 1 GB found at the below link:

 

http://www.microcenter.com/product/383929/Radeon_HD_6450_Low_Profile_1GB_DDR3_PCIe_21_x16_Video_Card

 

I know it’s cheap but I don’t even care, my question is will it work at all or will I just have the same result.

 

If anyone can help that would be great, if not I understand. Thanks,

 

Nate

 

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Bios version preventing graphics card boot up?

Hi,

 

Most if not all of the new graphics cards require a full UEFI BIOS PC.  Typically this is BIOS version 8 or higher. Check with the graphics card manufacturer and see if your particular graphics card will be compatible with a PC using a legacy BIOS as your PC is only at BIOS version 7.xx.

 

I suggest that you use an online gaming simulator to see which graphics card will work the best for your applications. See how the AMD 6450 plays out with your PC configuration.

 

Then NVIDIA GTX 660, 660 TI and 670 are about the best for legacy PC gaming but you probably will need a bigger power supply.

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