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Problem switching graphics cards on old alienware

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Bazzardblack, Nov 19, 2018.

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  1. Bazzardblack

    Bazzardblack Thread Starter

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    hello, I have an old Alienware Aurora r4 and I'm trying to change my Gtx 690 4GB graphics card for a Gtx 1070 Ti 8GB. However, when my new card arrived and I changed it, my computer would stop from booting, as soon as I urn it on the all I can see is the Alienware logo with the press F2 boot options ,but this options would not work, the computer will say on this screen until it turns off by itself. tried resetting the CMOS but that doesn't work, I'm posting my components hopefully you guys can help me.

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3820 CPU @ 3.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 45 Stepping 7
    Processor Count: 8
    RAM: 16336 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690, -2048 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: 2784 GB (2709 GB Free); D: 8 GB (2 GB Free);
    Motherboard: Alienware, 07JNH0
    Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

    PSU: 80 plus certificate delivering 825 watts
    GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti GAMING Graphics Card-- This is the model that I want to install
    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1369700-REG/evga_08g_p4_5670_kr_geforce_gtx_1070_ti.html
     
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    If you have a legacy bios ie NOT uefi, that is your problem. The 10xx series cards very often require a uefi bios to work. It is hit and miss. Sometimes the card mfg ie evga, asus, etc use a legacy switch and it works with an old system.
    Sometimes [again hit and miss] updating the bios to the latest one allows you to run a 10xx card.
     
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