new GTX670 won't boot

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Hondo12

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I have a HP xw4600 that I am doing some upgrading to (free computer from work). I wanted to install a GTX670 into the machine but the computer won't boot and gives me 6 warning beeps which indicates the video card has problems. I placed the card into an older Dell 390 (also free from work) and the card works just fine. I also placed the Dell's ATI AMD HD4800 into the HP and that card works fine in the HP.

Any ideas on why the GTX670 won't work in the HP? I upgraded the PSU to a 1000W prior to installing the GTX.

I'm not posting the HP specs yet because I wanted to see if anyone had an easy guess on why this problem is happening. If not I'll post the machine specs and let everyone guess at it :)

Thanks for any help!
 

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what make and model is the 1000w

check you have plugged in the aux power plug into the m/board and into the card if it requires it
 
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What model is your motherboard? Try to clear CMOS prior to booting.
edited: And uninstall all previous gpu drivers prior to booting with the 670.
 

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NOT the card you are trying to install, but from reading this on that HPxw4600 workstation, one may suspect that it requires a BIOS update
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...EnvOID=4053&swLang=13&taskId=135&mode=4&idx=3

additionally the card is I think

PCIe 3.0 and although as I understand it that is backwards compatible of course, one suspects that any updated chipset drivers may also be of benefit, although I see the main reason for the failure to boot as the BIOS

Also UNLESS I am mistaken which I do not think I am, but I will of course stand corrected
that workstation has DDR2 ram and whilst it is not directly related to the graphics card and data acroos the Bus, it is IMHO indicative of the fact that placing that spec of graphics in that computer is a little over the top.

I believe that even if you get it to boot, it will bottleneck as the system simply cannot process the information from the card at the right speed - depending ON WHICH processor you have fitted
You MAY find this useful

http://h50146.www5.hp.com/lib/doc/m...ation/WS_UG_xw4600_STRG_453080-001_screen.pdf

and finally the system requirements
PCI Express® or PCI Express 3.0 compliant motherboard with one dual-width X16 graphics slot
Minimum of 500 Watt (with 30A on 12V line) with two 6 pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors or greater power supply required

Intel® Pentium® 4, AMD Athlon XP class processor or higher
300 MB of available hard disk space
2048 MB system memory (4096 MB recommended)
Installation software requires CD-ROM drive, a keyboard, a mouse and a display

and that HP has the Intel38 chipset
http://ark.intel.com/products/31919/Intel-82X38-Memory-Controller

and here is the full spec for your computer
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12792_na/12792_na.PDF

SO in summary you may well get it to work. However I do not think it will perform as intended.

It also depends on which model of the GTX670 you have eg Asus, EVGA etc as although they all use the same GPU the actual cards have different specs
 

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Hondo12
You asked for help on 23 December
I posted quite a comprehensive response on the same day
Would you kindly update your topic when you get chance to indicate how you progressed.
Thank you
 
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