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HP Z400 Graphic card + Memory RAMs upgrade.

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June 9, 2013 8:31:47 PM

Hi,
Upgrading my HP Z400 graphic card from Nvidia Quadro FX 380 to Radeon Eyefinity HD6870, just installed it minutes ago, and I'm not getting any screen image when entering win 7, what could be the problem?

I've also added more RAMs total of 4 x 4G before was 2 x 2G, 1 mini display port to DVI adaptor. The Z400 PSU is a 475W.
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June 9, 2013 9:16:49 PM

Have you connected the 2 6-pin power connectors required to run that 6870?
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June 9, 2013 10:32:46 PM

Hi Mand3ss795,
Yes I have, The PSU has 1 x 6 pin pci express power cable, for the other 6 pin connector I use a 4 to 6 adpator.
I called HP and he said Z400 supports most of the V series of Firepro, so does that mean HD6870 is not supported?
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June 9, 2013 10:45:50 PM

HD6870 is a Readon card, not a Firepro card ( although you can mod the 6870 into a Firepro card, but that's risky and may void your warranty, so lets not talk about that here ). But being a workstation doesn't limit the Z400 from using Readon cards, as seen here it's normal to use a gaming VGA card on the Z400. Have you tried to put this 6870 of yours to another system?
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June 10, 2013 1:57:27 AM

Madn3ss795 said:
HD6870 is a Readon card, not a Firepro card ( although you can mod the 6870 into a Firepro card, but that's risky and may void your warranty, so lets not talk about that here ). But being a workstation doesn't limit the Z400 from using Readon cards, as seen here it's normal to use a gaming VGA card on the Z400. Have you tried to put this 6870 of yours to another system?


Sorry I kept saying Firepro, is Radeon.
No I haven't yet, will install it to another computer tonight,

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June 10, 2013 8:13:31 AM

Just installed Radeon HD6870 to my computer at home, and is working fine.
Will pick another card for Z400.
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