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Will This Motherboard be Compatible with This Video Card

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Someone said they got this card as the DIM Switch by switching it to legacy got it to boot up. As my bios doesn't have this setting. I currently had the ATI HD 7770 that came stock with my pc when i got it brand new. After a year or so it just quit one day. Computer would boot at all no activity light, nothing. Had a friend with a GTX 280 that we tested and my computer booted but im not pleased with it at all. As the 7770 i had this 2GB and DDR5 don't really know the terms, or where it helps.

I have got two new cards so far that didn't boot up. One just sat at the start up screen where you can enter f12 or del for bios or boot options, that was it, it just froze. Which was the EVGA 760. The other one i got today which was the R7 260x which did nothing at all wouldn't even get as far as the GTX 760 did.

Is there anyway to tell what GPU i can get that will work without a hitch? Maybe the DIM Switch on the R9 270x Gaming GPU will do the trick. Just want to double check here and make sure before i purchase it.

Thanks and here are my PC specs. If you need anymore let me know. I'll be patiently waiting for replies.


Gateway FX 6860-ur21p

Socket Intel (LGA 1155): Core i7 (Quad),
Chipset: Intel H67
Integrated Graphics: Intel HD

Memory:
4 * 240-pin DDR3 DIMM slots – Dual Channel DDR3 1333 non-ECC , un-buffered memory (Max 16GB)

BIOS: American Megatrend

MotherBoard: Acer IPISP-VR Rev. 1.01
PSU: 650W

1 * PCI Express x16 (2.0)
3 * PCI Express x1

OS:
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
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  1. All video cards should be compatible with that motherboard. If the video cards are not working, you may have a bad motherboard or power supply. If you can't use the system at all, then maybe you have other bad parts.

    Note: You connected the extra power plugs to video cards you installed right?
  2. Note: all the cards you tested that failed, require extra power from PCI-E plugs. The GTX 280 does not require these power plugs, and it worked. It is possible (although a long shot) that something could be wrong with your power supply (although usually they fail completely instead of partially like this). Could be your motherboard too and something that happens when the video cards need more power maybe.

    Of course, I don't know the real reasons, just giving you possibilities to consider.
  3. Yes the GTX 760 had the 6 and 8 pin, which the GTX 280 that im currently using has the same connectors. The R7 260x had just one 6 pin which the HD 7770 that gave out on me had.

    I upgraded my Bios using Gateways site and downloaded one of the two updates for my motherboard. The one i got was for support with devices with ivy bridge and USB 3.0, the other was for windows 8 not upgrades. Don't have windows 8 so i didn't get that one.

    Didn't know if i updated the bios right i just read the pdf file which said for Win double click on the Bat file it did its thing and restarted and the bios shows the update and changed my pc from Gateway to Acer. Don't know if i was suppose to flash it as i don't know how.

    But could i have gotten two bad cards in a row? i got both of them at BestBuy.
  4. colebell said:
    But could i have gotten two bad cards in a row? i got both of them at BestBuy.

    Oh, the GTX 280 was a high end card long ago. Sorry about that. :)
    Hmm... I guess it is possible.

    Do you have any other card from a friend that you can try before you try another exchange? BTW, you can get the same model; the model is probably not the problem, if it was DOA. Can you get one from a different Best Buy store?
  5. I wished i could there is only one BestBuy where i live, small place. No other cards to test out either. My PSU is high enough to power the cards right? If the 280 works and the other don't does it boil down a bad card or not compatible with the mobo? Been researching alot the past couple days and people either say update the bios, change setting to legacy or secure boot which i don't have, and don't understand why.

    If none of the above work what do i look for if i try to buy a better mobo?
  6. colebell said:
    I wished i could there is only one BestBuy where i live, small place. No other cards to test out either. My PSU is high enough to power the cards right? If the 280 works and the other don't does it boil down a bad card or not compatible with the mobo? Been researching alot the past couple days and people either say update the bios, change setting to legacy or secure boot which i don't have, and don't understand why.

    If none of the above work what do i look for if i try to buy a better mobo?

    Well, you may be right about it being several bad video cards in a row. When I saw the GTX 280 I thought it was a low end model; so my assumptions were wrong. Now that I know what it is; the fact that it works in your system almost suggest that maybe it really could just be several bad video cards in a row.

    You could try ordering a video card from newegg if you want ... but I can understand how weird it is to keep trying several video cards like this.

    Actually, have you tested any of these video cards in your friends computer? If they don't work in his computer, then that should give you more confidence that you really just got several bad ones in a row ... or this might tell you if the problem is something else in your compute (software or hardware).
  7. KevinAr18 said:
    colebell said:
    I wished i could there is only one BestBuy where i live, small place. No other cards to test out either. My PSU is high enough to power the cards right? If the 280 works and the other don't does it boil down a bad card or not compatible with the mobo? Been researching alot the past couple days and people either say update the bios, change setting to legacy or secure boot which i don't have, and don't understand why.

    If none of the above work what do i look for if i try to buy a better mobo?

    Well, you may be right about it being several bad video cards in a row. When I saw the GTX 280 I thought it was a low end model; so my assumptions were wrong. Now that I know what it is; the fact that it works in your system almost suggest that maybe it really could just be several bad video cards in a row.

    You could try ordering a video card from newegg if you want ... but I can understand how weird it is to keep trying several video cards like this.

    Actually, have you tested any of these video cards in your friends computer? If they don't work in his computer, then that should give you more confidence that you really just got several bad ones in a row.


    Yeah been a bad week LOL. The people at BestBuy said they don't understand why they ain't working neither with my PC Specs. I don't know if the PSU i have is a cheap one. Which i can get a better one if so its a Thermaltake 650W.

    I might just try to order the one i posted as i want to try the Legacy Switch thing out. They don't happen to sell the HD 7770 series anymore do they. I couldn't find it.
  8. Best answer
    The GTX 760 you picked is a pretty good choice. I say stick with a GTX 760. This is the model I got:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127745

    I don't think your power supply is a problem. It should be ok, but if you want me to check .... what is the exact model number?


    In this case maybe ordering from newegg might give you a nice change of pace from having to keep returning stuff to Best Buy. :) .... and better yet, if the one from newegg works, then you can return the one to Best Buy with confidence that it is really bad.


    As for the legacy switch thing, I think this is what you mean?
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-1683885/switching-uefi-mode-legacy-mode-bios.html
    So you want to turn off EUFI right? Maybe the reason you can't see that option in the BIOS is because you didn't update the BIOS version with UEFI. You mentioned you got the non-Windows 8 BIOS update. (Of course, I'm just guessing, but that seems like it may be why you don't have that option.)


    Note: the alternative is to take the GTX 760 or R7 260X that you can't get to work to a friend and have him try it in his computer. At least that will let you know if the problem is the card or your system.
  9. I agree i just don't want to wait 3-5 days and it won't work again. Weird that one worked then died then another one works but don't like it. Tried two top brands and they won't even let me get into the bios. Crossing my fingers that they were just bad cards.
  10. colebell said:
    I agree i just don't want to wait 3-5 days and it won't work again. Weird that one worked then died then another one works but don't like it. Tried two top brands and they won't even let me get into the bios. Crossing my fingers that they were just bad cards.


    You can exchange it for the same type card if it was a model you really liked (cards that are broken from the start do happen, so you usually don't have to fear using that exact same model again).
    However, if this last one doesn't work, do try putting it in someone's else computer. I think doing that will tell you for certain, what is really going on.
  11. I will have to see if he will test it out for me. Oh well just have to keep going through Trial and Error.
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