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Actually your suggestions were fine and as I said, talking to EVGA was very useful ... but they keep pointing back to the HP motherboard and Bios being the issue.

 

There is no alternate BIOS or BIOS download in the drivers for the P7-1240 ... so according to HP support pages, that means that no additional BIOS is/was available.

 

I guess I'm just frustrated having spent many hours and several $$$'s trying to install a new graphics card into my HP computer and not having any luck.

 

The integrated graphics just can't keep up with today's games.

 

I noticed in your earlier post that the MSI cards "should" work ... which is consistent with what the folks at the store keep saying ... sure it'll work ... but then I get it home, plug it in and it doesn't work ... search the Net and find lots of folks with the same issue.

 

So what I really want to know is does anyone actually have a video card running in their P7-1240 that is not the onboard card.  If so, what is it and how did you get it to work?

 

Of course trouble shooting video problems is a lot of fun when 1/2 the time you can't see what is going on.

 

I have 2 of the P7-1240's that I bought brand new in July 2012 and I will be disappointed if the video can't be improved.

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Hi,

 

I am not surprised at EVGA's response to your situation. The EVGA NC NVIDIA GTX 7xx graphics card are UEFI enabled with little of no compatibility backwards with PCs using a legacy BIOS. 

 

The MSI NVIDIA 750s that I recommended should work as should the NVIDIA GTX 660.  I have yet to see anyone claim to be a verified user for the MSI NVIDIA GTX 7xx graphcis cards not to work in a HP PC with a legacy BIOS. However, there have been posts out here where the OP has responded that these cards have work in a HP PC that has a legacy BIOS.

 

There are no guarantees that any particular graphics card will work in every PC.  If you want partial guarantee then contact HP for a recommendation.

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I read this thread with interest.

 

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware/Unable-to-boot-with-new-graphics-card/m-p/3930544/high...

 

I still have Gigabyte Geforce GTX 660 card with me.

 

I'm tempted to upgrade the Bios and then give the card a try since it worked for the other user.

 

I've given up on the 700 series cards ... the 600s will be sufficient until the PC needs replacement.

 

 

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Hi,

 

There really isn't a good reason to look at the NVIDIA GTX 750 if you have the NVIDIA 660.  But then the stock power supply in your PC is insufficient to support the NVIDIA 660.

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Thanks ... the stock power supply (300W) has been replaced by a 500W unit.

 

The EVGA GTX 750Ti was the original card that was recommended by the local dealer.  After talking with HP Support, NVIDIA support and EVGA support, it was determined that the card and computer (motherboard/bios) were incompatible.

 

The EVGA recommendation was to go to a 600 series card ... "which should have no problems, since it is an older series card and doesn't require UEFI".

 

My question really is now whether or not applying the Bios update recommended in the other thread is a viable option (and running the 660 card).

 

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ok ... problem solved.

 

I ended up updating the Bios as recommended in the other thread.

 

AMI 8.18 Bios is up and running fine ... graphics card was recognized and drivers successfully installed.

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Sorry should have said this is with the GeForce 660 card ... didn't even try the 700 series card since EVGA said it definetly wouldn't work.

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