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Message 11 of 23 (579 Views)

Re: Unable to replace video card - Pavilion Elite Pro 410t

I get the beeps and no display in that configuration.

I can probably put in Card A and get into the BIOS config and check to see if the CMOS reset allows me to choose anything other than PCI-E (it only listed PCI-E before).

 

This sort of goes in the opposite direction, though: I want to replace the video card and I need to be sure the card I use to replace the failing Card A will work. So far, the motherboard fails to recognize Card B and Onboard Video.

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Message 12 of 23 (577 Views)

Re: Unable to replace video card - Pavilion Elite Pro 410t

Yes, ok.
If you compare the psu of the HP and your other PC (home built) - are there differencies?
Maybe you need more powerful or a more efficient psu?

If you try the other psu in your HP ...?

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Message 13 of 23 (576 Views)

Re: Unable to replace video card - Pavilion Elite Pro 410t

The power supply in the home-built machine is a 480W Antec. The one in the HP is a 350W HiPro (HP-installed).

 

I don't know if the other PSU will fit in the case for the HP, as it is longer and the fan positioning is different. I can try that later, though.

 

Why would a fanless video card (Card B) require more power than an fan-cooled video card (Card A), though? It just seems strange.

 

I'm considering just transplanting everything to another case, but that's sort of an extreme (and possibly more disruptive) measure to have to take because a video card fan is failing.

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Message 14 of 23 (570 Views)

Re: Unable to replace video card - Pavilion Elite Pro 410t

Hi,

 

So which is it, 3 beeps or 2 beeps?

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Corsair H75 water cooler, Corsair CS 650M power supply
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Message 15 of 23 (568 Views)

Re: Unable to replace video card - Pavilion Elite Pro 410t

3 beeps, total.

2 short, 1 long.

Provost
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Message 16 of 23 (565 Views)

Re: Unable to replace video card - Pavilion Elite Pro 410t

Hi,

 

And what did the HP bios beep document tell you what the problem is for your PC?

HP laptop 17t u100,
HP Photosmart 6520 and HP Deskjet 1112
Custom 1151 socket Z270 Intel i7-7700k @4,600 Mhz, 16GB Corsair 3000 Mhz dimms
Corsair H75 water cooler, Corsair CS 650M power supply
RAID 0 (dual Samsung 960 EVO m.2 240GB) boot system
Dual Samsung 840 EVO SSDs 500GB data storage, Intel 750 PCIe SSD 400GB
MSI NVIDIA GTX 980TI 6GB
ASUS ROG PG279q @144 MHz
Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 Pro x64 in UEFI mode
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Message 17 of 23 (563 Views)

Re: Unable to replace video card - Pavilion Elite Pro 410t

[ Edited ]

2 short beeps and 1 long beep (repeats 5 times) -

Unable to initialize video or video card required but not installed

 

Same beep code on any configuration except original state: Card A inserted.

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Message 18 of 23 (552 Views)

Re: Unable to replace video card - Pavilion Elite Pro 410t

Hi,

 

What other information and changes can you share with us about your PC? Any hardware additions or replacements? Changes to the motherboard connections or jumpers?

 

It seems a bit strange that the on board video fails without a video card installed but the ATI video card works.

HP laptop 17t u100,
HP Photosmart 6520 and HP Deskjet 1112
Custom 1151 socket Z270 Intel i7-7700k @4,600 Mhz, 16GB Corsair 3000 Mhz dimms
Corsair H75 water cooler, Corsair CS 650M power supply
RAID 0 (dual Samsung 960 EVO m.2 240GB) boot system
Dual Samsung 840 EVO SSDs 500GB data storage, Intel 750 PCIe SSD 400GB
MSI NVIDIA GTX 980TI 6GB
ASUS ROG PG279q @144 MHz
Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 Pro x64 in UEFI mode
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Message 19 of 23 (549 Views)

Re: Unable to replace video card - Pavilion Elite Pro 410t

The fan on the video card (Card A) has been getting progressively louder and eventually got loud enough for me to be concerned it was about to fail. This started about 2 weeks ago.

 

Wednesday night (Feb 15) I removed Card A and tried using Card B. That's the only time I have ever opened the chassis other than to spray compressed air into the chassis to clear any dust.

 

No other hardware changes or additions prior to the posting of this thread.

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Message 20 of 23 (545 Views)

Re: Unable to replace video card - Pavilion Elite Pro 410t

HP's support number is 800-474-6836 or 800-HPINVENT or online here.

HP laptop 17t u100,
HP Photosmart 6520 and HP Deskjet 1112
Custom 1151 socket Z270 Intel i7-7700k @4,600 Mhz, 16GB Corsair 3000 Mhz dimms
Corsair H75 water cooler, Corsair CS 650M power supply
RAID 0 (dual Samsung 960 EVO m.2 240GB) boot system
Dual Samsung 840 EVO SSDs 500GB data storage, Intel 750 PCIe SSD 400GB
MSI NVIDIA GTX 980TI 6GB
ASUS ROG PG279q @144 MHz
Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 Pro x64 in UEFI mode
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