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Question about RX460 on my GA-P45T-ES3G, Socket 775 board

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  1. lynx1021

    lynx1021 Thread Starter

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    I picked up a slightly used XFX RX460 video card ($50) for my GA-P45T-ES3G board. I noticed when booting I get a strange pixilated screen before the bios screen and windows screen. It boots fine into windows and displays with no problems at all. Is this the card looking for a UEFI bios? I did some searching and some said the RX460 would not work with a legacy bios. I must have gotten lucky with the XFX card. Anyone heard of this? I know a lot of the newer cards won't work with a Legacy bios. I will try to take a picture and post.
     
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    I caught a quick picture of it, it actually kind of flashes and changes colors. I guess I need a Video of it Pixilated.jpg
     
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    If when the OS is quiescent and there are no video artifacts as shown in the picture, don't worry about it.

    If it happens during normal operating mode, you'll have to replace the card.
     
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    Thanks for the reply, Yes I have not seen any problems in windows, maybe I can find a GPU stress test to test it.
     
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    It really is hit and miss with installing a new video card in a legacy system. It comes down to both the card mfg ie xfx AND the motherboard mfg gigabyte. If the card mfg included a legacy switch in their card, it can work with a legacy bios. The mb bios can also include an update to increase video card compatibility. This is why you see so many threads where someone installed a nvidia 10xx card in their dell/hp and it will not work. The big box mfg has no vested interest in you upgrading; they would much rather sell you a new system.
    You have a much better chance of the card working when you stick with a quality card mfg like xfx rather than some off brand. Remember nvidia or amd just mfg the chipset; it is up to the individual card mfg to include a legacy switch.
     
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    Well I just ran the furmark stress test for about 10 min and it and the highest it got was 70C, right now it is 36C. So I guess it is a keeper!
     
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