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Can I use a old gpu(gt430) for First(build) Boot on m5a99fx pro r2

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March 22, 2014 7:07:01 PM

I recently build my first pc and I'm only need a gpu for the hdmi out to my monitor. The motherboard m5a99fx pro r2 need from gpu to video display but this mobo is or support 8.1 OS.
So my doubt is if I can use a nvidia gt 430 for my first boot, this gpu support win 7 but for win 8.1 have to download a driver. I dont know If it has to support win 8 right straight from the gpu.

I juts want the gpu for hdmi display not for playing thats why I want an older one. Then later Il go for the r9 290x.

Also some recommendations of cheap gpu with hdmi and that can support win 8
March 22, 2014 7:16:05 PM

Native Windows drivers will work until you fully install Windows 8 and can download NVidia drivers for your card. You'll be fine.

-Wolf sends
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March 22, 2014 7:16:43 PM

I believe the "generic" video drivers included with Win8 should allow you to at the very least output an image to the monitor. You will probably not be able to select the true resolution of the monitor until you install the Nvidia driver, however.
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March 22, 2014 11:05:26 PM

Thank you to both !!
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March 23, 2014 1:39:27 PM

I buy the xfx HD-5450 that was at 19.99 on newegg and has hdmi out.

This will make it to first boot with my mobo?
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March 23, 2014 5:19:09 PM

That should do it.
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March 26, 2014 1:48:21 PM

I isntalled the gpu and did the same when i dint have it. Two beeps the cpu led & dram led light up and then it turn off except the green light of the mobo.
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March 26, 2014 10:20:30 PM

Could you post the full parts list?

Just to make sure I understand correctly: you recently built a system, using a m5a99fx pro r2 motherboard. This motherboard has no video output, so you need a dedicated video card to access the BIOS, install Windows, etc... You purchased a Radeon 5450, plugged it in, connected your monitor via HDMI, but you have no video output from the card (monitor stays black, as if nothing connected/PC was off). Is this correct?

1) Check your monitor settings. It might not auto-detect which input to use; you might have to set it manually to HDMI.
2) Try a different video output on the card, if you have more than one. Also try to use a different input on the monitor.
3) Connect the video card in the top-most PCI-E slot.
4) Double check the power connectors on the motherboard.
5) Try removing all memory modules. Then, put one back in slot #1 (look at you MB manual if you are unsure which is which).
6) Clear CMOS to reset the BIOS to defaults.

If nothing works, you should go through this checklist: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-perform-ste...
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March 26, 2014 10:55:53 PM

dav_jw said:
Could you post the full parts list?

Just to make sure I understand correctly: you recently built a system, using a m5a99fx pro r2 motherboard. This motherboard has no video output, so you need a dedicated video card to access the BIOS, install Windows, etc... You purchased a Radeon 5450, plugged it in, connected your monitor via HDMI, but you have no video output from the card (monitor stays black, as if nothing connected/PC was off). Is this correct?

1) Check your monitor settings. It might not auto-detect which input to use; you might have to set it manually to HDMI.
2) Try a different video output on the card, if you have more than one. Also try to use a different input on the monitor.
3) Connect the video card in the top-most PCI-E slot.
4) Double check the power connectors on the motherboard.
5) Try removing all memory modules. Then, put one back in slot #1 (look at you MB manual if you are unsure which is which).
6) Clear CMOS to reset the BIOS to defaults.

If nothing works, you should go through this checklist: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-perform-ste...


Exactly !!

1. I did it , set it to hdmi & got no signal
2. I try the Dvi swtich it on the monitor to dvi & got no signal.
3. Is in the first slot
4.double checked the connections
5. I tested each slot A1 &A2 with each memory even try anotherram of 4gb & still nothing

6. Not sure how to do this?

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March 27, 2014 2:25:55 AM

Could you please list the rest of your parts (RAM, CPU, Monitor, exact model # of you video card, PSU)?

When you start your computer, you said you heard beeps. Can you identify the sequence? Look at this table: http://www.manualslib.com/manual/325447/Asus-M5a99fx-Pr...

To clear the CMOS, look under the 1st PCI-E Slot, there should be a battery. Unplug the power cable from the computer, then remove that battery. Wait for a few minutes (4-5), then put the battery back. Now, try to start the computer, with the video card installed.
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