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06-10-2016 06:10 PM
I have recently purchased a new graphics card EVGA's Geforce GTX 950 for my HP Pavilion H8-1010.
I tried placing it in, only to get the HP screen or a black screen followed by 1 beep and then 3 quick beeps. I looked again at my power supply only to see that its Max is 300W where the card requires a minimum of 350 or more. This might be why, but i also read somewhere that I may not be able to use this card with this desktop? My desktop is currently in legacy Mode BIOS and i've tried looking everywhere for BIOS settings but i believe this model/version cannot change it's secure boot settings nor disable legacy mode. I don't see any settings for uefi? so can my desktop not run it? What are my solutions here? if I cant run it, then the latest graphics card that can run without the new uefi system was perhaps the gt/gtx 640-660? Or is the problem just the power supply? Thanks
06-10-2016 09:32 PM
Martin, welcome to the forum.
Your power supply unit (PSU) is definitely a part of the problem. The 300W is simply not enough wattage. I would be surprised if it would run with 350W. I normally recommend at leat 500W. Also, you are correct to believe that you don't have UEFI in the motherboard. HP didn't begin UEFI until mid-October, 2012. The last cards that didn't require UEFI were the GT 640's.
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