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Changing to new Graphics Card Glitch (Resolved)


Best Answer Perkypetal , 25 January 2017 - 05:45 AM

 I did as you suggested and changed the card first and thankfully it actually did work straight away. I just needed someone with a bit of knowhow to tell me it was ok to do it that way around.... Go to the full post »


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I have a (2013) ADVENT PC - Model No DT2410  - came fitted with MSI H61M-P31 motherboard, AMD HD6670 2GB GDDR3 graphics card, and WINDOWS 8 - but has already been updated to WINDOWS 10.

Have now decided to upgrade the Graphics card to a GIGABYTE NVIDIA GTX 1060 WF2 6GB GDDR5 PCI-E - which I have already purchased and waiting to be installed.

My problem is this...... Apparently this PC model no. was fitted UEFI as it was Windows 8, and if I want to change the Graphics card to another it either has to be UEFI compatible (???)  or I need to update the BIOS first.

Have been onto Advent website, plus everywhere else I can think of to try and find a WORKING link but with no luck. As i'm not very computer savvy I'm now struggling with what to do next. Please, please, can anyone advise me.... Thanks

 


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Gday  Perkypetal :welcome:

 

the GTX 1060 is UEFI compatible, the below article link for the BIOS update reads "Updated BIOS to support legacy graphics cards under UEFI "   Don't think it is required.   I would just swap the cards and test, checking that you have the correct PCI=E plug for the new card.   if it does not work. put the old card back in, then perform the update. 

http://www.adventcom...s-cards-updated

The actual support page, > https://www.adventco...load-select/261


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 I did as you suggested and changed the card first and thankfully it actually did work straight away. I just needed someone with a bit of knowhow to tell me it was ok to do it that way around. One very happy Son.... Thank you for your help. This site will be my first port of call next time I have any problems.


Edited by Perkypetal, 25 January 2017 - 05:46 AM.

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Gday.

Thanks for the update, good to hear it worked OK.

Your are very welcome. :thumbsup:  :rockon:

If you need any further help, please start a new topic. 


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