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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rocparis, Nov 19, 2019.

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  1. bassfisher6522

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    I've never heard of that, not to say that it's not true. That said, I'm running a old mobo with legacy BIOS with DDR2 RAM and using a EVGA 1060 3Gb with out any issue at all. My GPU doesn't have a legacy/UEFI switch on it that I'm aware of or in it's software.
     
  2. rocparis

    rocparis Thread Starter

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    ... So do you think my computer would be able to handle this graphic card?
     
  3. rocparis

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    or maybe the ...............
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti XC Ultra Black Gaming, 06G-P4-1265-KR, 6GB GDDR6, Dual HDB Fans
    would be a better option than the ...
    EVGA GeForce RTX 2060
     
  4. crjdriver

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    As I said, it is hit and miss; the 10xx cards and above need a uefi bios unless the card mfg puts in a legacy switch. Same thing with the amd cards; the 4xx cards and above need the uefi bios. I have a 570 card installed in my test system and it has the legacy switch however I do not need it since the mb has a uefi bios.

    Sometimes the motherboard mfg will release a bios update that will allow the card to work on old hardware; again hit and miss and I would NOT expect dell to release a bios just to support a video card.
    Sometimes this is an actual switch and other cards use a jumper.

    You can purchase the card and give it a try. If you had an asus or similar type board, there would be a good chance [with the latest bios] that it would work. With a dell, not so much.
     
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  5. rocparis

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    OK ... got it .... Thanks again for taking the time ... it's been well appreciated
     
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