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Upgrade HP Z800 for VR

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Hi everyone,

I'm looking for to upgrade my HP Z800 2009 With Dual Xeon 5672 with a VR ready Graphic Card.


I try to run My Nvidia 970 and get an Error during the boot, I suppose the Power was not ready with that kinfd of Hardware.


Could you please advise me.

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Upgrade HP Z800 for VR

@Spheric, welcome to the forum.


The newer video cards require UEFI in the motherboard instead of a Legacy/standard BIOS.  HP didn't begin using UEFI until mid-October, 2012.  I believe this is the reason that your 970 didn't work.  The last cards not to require UEFI were the GTX 660/670 series.


Your best option is, choose a manufacturer and contact their Tech Support for help with choosing the best card for your system.


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