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Solved another windows won't boot after installing new gpu

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by roadstein, Jul 1, 2019.

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  1. roadstein

    roadstein Thread Starter

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    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2320 CPU @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
    Processor Count: 4
    RAM: 8174 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950, -2048 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: 450 GB (156 GB Free);
    Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0GDG8Y
    Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Enabled and Updated
    EVGA 500W ps

    trying to upgrade to a nvidia gtx 1660 ti gpu. when installed load screen appears but won't boot up. sits there and beeps. updated bios and got same results. plug the 950 back in and it runs fine. any suggestions?
     
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    New video card require power plugs??
     
  3. Couriant

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    What are the beeps? long/short?

    What Dell machine do you have? (Service Tag is most helpful)
     
  4. roadstein

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    just the 1 8-pin as far as i know
     
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    short beeps maybe every 10 sec. its a dell inspirion 620. service tag- D869HS1. motherboard is compatible so they say
     
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    You have THIS Dell Inspiron 620 Desktop PC
    It originally came with Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit, so you've obviously upgraded it to Windows 10 Home 64-bit.

    It came with a generic 300W power supply unit.
    The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card uses 120W of power.
    It's recommended that a 450W or higher power supply unit be used with it.

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  7. lynx1021

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    Your dell may not have a uefi bios that most of the newer cards require. I was lucky and I found some compatible used XFX RX460's on eBay for my boards and my brother's board also.
    Also from what I have read the brand of card makes a difference also as some other brands of RX460's may not work on legacy BIOS's. Here is something I have found on your board https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/comments/a6cq68/setting_the_record_straight_upgrading_a_dell/
    Also I saw where a GT1030 &GTX1050TI is suppose to work but they didn't say what brand.
     
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  8. roadstein

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    as stated i'm currently using a evga 500w power supply. so power isn't the problem.
     
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    same as the 950- EVGA. accordingly to evga and nvidia it should work.
     
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    If your bios is not uefi, it depends on the individual card. Some have a legacy switch and others do not. The amd 580 I have does have the legacy switch and would [probably] work on a legacy bios. Without the switch, it would not.
    Is your bios uefi AND are you still running the original pw supply?
     
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    Following on what the others are mentioning, I believe the board/BIOS is not UEFI, am I correct? If your BIOS is not A10, you may want to try that and see if it helps. Also I assume you have turned off the onboard video?
     
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    Dell beep codes
    Beep Code Description
    1 beep BIOS ROM corruption or failure.
    2 beeps Memory (RAM) not detected.
    3 beeps Motherboard failure.
    4 beeps Memory (RAM) failure.
    5 beeps CMOS battery failure.
    6 beeps Video card failure.
    7 beeps Bad processor (CPU).

    Before I forgot I asked about the beeps.

    Have you tried the diagnostics that is in the F12 boot menu?
     
  14. roadstein

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    the card i'm trying to install is a evga 1660 ti and my bios is not uefi, its the legacy bios which might be the problem. if so can uefi bios be installed or would it not work with this system. and my psu is a evga 500w
     
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    this is for both of ur posts.
    ur correct i'm running legacy bios not uefi bios. its been upgraded to a10 prior. same problem. judging by ur beep codes, #1 seems to fit the bill. its a single beep every 10 sec or so. which seems to support a bios problem. can't access the f12/boot menu. won't let me.
     
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