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Intel Pentium 4 HT 531 with HD 7770

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February 22, 2014 10:19:35 AM

Hello,
would the HD 7770 run with Pentium 4 HT 531, because I have both of them but when I install the GPU and run the PC it won't boot so I doubt that the mobo is causing it (since it's very old) or the ram but my question is would the HD 7770 run with Pentium 4 HT 531? and do you think that the CPU is causing this problem?
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February 22, 2014 10:27:36 AM

totally not p4 will bottleneck like father and son get a new cpu.
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February 22, 2014 10:37:21 AM

ModernWarfare said:
totally not p4 will bottleneck like father and son get a new cpu.

Thank you for replying, but I need to know can this CPU cause this problem? I know it'll bottleneck the GPU but is it the problem? can it stop the gpu from working? I've tried the GPU on my friend PC and it worked his CPU is a dual core pentium. I don't want to buy a new CPU and the problem still happening.
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February 22, 2014 11:45:40 AM

what psu do you have?
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February 22, 2014 11:57:12 AM

ModernWarfare said:
what psu do you have?

Corsair CX430, btw I used it while testing the GPU on my friend's PC, so I don't think that it's the problem.
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February 22, 2014 11:59:27 AM

indeed. when you put in the graphics card theres no signal on the screen or cant get to windows?
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February 22, 2014 12:25:05 PM

ModernWarfare said:
indeed. when you put in the graphics card theres no signal on the screen or cant get to windows?

Yes, it won't boot, it's like starting the PC without the ram installed. and there is no signal on the screen when I connect it to the VGA and when I plug it into the on-board (while the HD 7770 installed) there is nothing on the screen, only black screen, but when I remove the VGA the on-board VGA works fine
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February 22, 2014 12:35:55 PM

try re-seating the ram with the graphics card installed
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February 22, 2014 1:00:07 PM

It is possible that your HD 7770 simply isn't compatible with your motherboard. Some really old motherboards from the early days of the PCI-E standard have issues communicating with graphics cards with a PCI-E version of 2.1 or newer. The 7770 is a PCI-E 3.0 card. It could also be that your graphics card was dead on arrival. If reseating your RAM doesn't work, you may need to see if you can find a newer computer to test the card in.
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February 22, 2014 1:09:26 PM

ModernWarfare said:
try re-seating the ram with the graphics card installed

unfortunately nothing happened.

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February 22, 2014 1:18:47 PM

Supernova1138 said:
It is possible that your HD 7770 simply isn't compatible with your motherboard. Some really old motherboards from the early days of the PCI-E standard have issues communicating with graphics cards with a PCI-E version of 2.1 or newer. The 7770 is a PCI-E 3.0 card. It could also be that your graphics card was dead on arrival. If reseating your RAM doesn't work, you may need to see if you can find a newer computer to test the card in.

http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_Detail...

The VGA is working because I tried it on another PC and it worked fine btw here's my PC specs
CPU Pentium 4 HT531
MoBo ECS 662/1066-M2
Ram 1GB DDR2
PSU CX430
GPU MSI R7770 PMD1GD5
I have 2 HDDs connected, a DVD rom and a wireless pci card
My friend's PC specs
CPU a dual core pentium (I don't remember its name)
MoBo Gigabyte GA-G41MT-ES2L
Ram 2GB DDR3
PSU CX430
GPU on-board
1 HDD and DVD rom

(btw my bro will give me a GA-G31M-ES2L and I'll get another 1GB stick of ram)
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February 22, 2014 1:50:30 PM

Well if the GPU works on another system then the card is either incompatible with your motherboard, or your motherboard's PCI-E slot is dead, either way you'll need a new motherboard to use that card. As said above, a new CPU will also help a great deal, a Pentium 4 is going to really hold your 7770 back.
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February 22, 2014 2:03:28 PM

Supernova1138 said:
Well if the GPU works on another system then the card is either incompatible with your motherboard, or your motherboard's PCI-E slot is dead, either way you'll need a new motherboard to use that card. As said above, a new CPU will also help a great deal, a Pentium 4 is going to really hold your 7770 back.

I know that a new CPU will be better but I don't want to spend money on something that I'll change soon, I'm planning to get 3770k or 4770k that's why I don't want to spend a penny on the current PC.
for the VGA, when I install it without the pci-e power cable the PC boots up but there is no signal on the screen, and when I start the PC without the pci-e power cable plugged in to the VGA and wait until the PC boots up then immediately plug the cable (no signal again but using the on-board) I see the VGA n the Device manager but with a yellow exclamation point. does this mean the PCI-E is still working?
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February 22, 2014 2:11:24 PM

Okay, since this is an old motherboard, it probably won't automatically select your display device, and that might be the source of your problem. What you need to do is plug install the graphics card, and plug in the PCI-E connector, but connect your monitor to your motherboard's integrated graphics, then go into your BIOS and set the primary display adapter to PCI-E. Save your changes and the computer will reboot, then plug your monitor into the video card and you should get your signal.
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February 22, 2014 2:19:38 PM

Supernova1138 said:
Okay, since this is an old motherboard, it probably won't automatically select your display device, and that might be the source of your problem. What you need to do is plug install the graphics card, and plug in the PCI-E connector, but connect your monitor to your motherboard's integrated graphics, then go into your BIOS and set the primary display adapter to PCI-E. Save your changes and the computer will reboot, then plug your monitor into the video card and you should get your signal.

I can't see anything using the on-board VGA while the HD 7770 is installed, it's just a black screen nothing else, it's like starting the PC without the ram, but I went into BIOS while the VGA isn't installed and made this (set the primary display adapter to PCI-E) but nothing happened, I'll upload pictures of my BIOS maybe there is the option that can disable the on-board VGA
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February 22, 2014 2:38:37 PM

Hmm, your card should be working, and your BIOS is configured to use the PCI-E card. Windows can see the card if you plug it in after booting so the PCI-E slot does work. It does look like you have some weird compatibility problem that prevents you from booting with the 7770. The only suggestion I can give is to check the ECS site and see if they ever released a BIOS update related to PCI-E graphics card compatibility, though I wouldn't count on it.
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February 22, 2014 2:44:48 PM

Supernova1138 said:
Hmm, your card should be working, and your BIOS is configured to use the PCI-E card. Windows can see the card if you plug it in after booting so the PCI-E slot does work. It does look like you have some weird compatibility problem that prevents you from booting with the 7770. The only suggestion I can give is to check the ECS site and see if they ever released a BIOS update related to PCI-E graphics card compatibility, though I wouldn't count on it.

Thank you for trying to help me . I'll not use the ECS mobo again when I get the GA-G31M-ES2L.
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