Zotac GeForce 750 PCI 3.0 card compatible with Lenovo 2.0 motherboard?
My zotac GTX 750 graphics card beeps or is incompatible with my lenovo pci 2.0 motherboard, I believe that is the proble. However I see others with similar questions ("If I buy a pci e 3.0 card, like a hd radeon 7770, would it work with my pci e 2.0 motherboard? I know if it does work then it still won't work as well as if I had a 3.0 motherboard, I'm just wondering if it's possible for a 3.0 card to work in a 2.0 motherboard.") and answers suggest it should or may be compatible. Should I shop for a pci 2.0 graphics card or is it compatible with my lenovo pci 2.0 motherboard.
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unknownofprob said:yes it will work in 2.0, as if it is PCI-E X16, the speed (X16) is exactly the same, there is no difference in performance (less then 0.4FPS), it's just the added bios features, no need to worry about PCI-E X16 2.0/3.0, 2.0 is just as good.
The local computer store dude is getting the same error response 3 beeps and 1 beep (beeps either way) when installing. He tested the voltage etc. Perhaps if I upgrade my BIOS to support the added features? Thanks, good to be back from a long absence from hardware.
If the GTX750 isn't working, I suggest you contact Zotac tech support to determine why rather than get another card.
Either the card is malfunction, or the motherboard is. I doubt it's Power related but it's not impossible.
Regardless of the issue I see no reason to look for another card. If the card is at fault, get it replaced. If it's NOT the problem a different card won't work either.
I think it may be an issue with the card being UEFI. I know one of the MSI cards has a switch to toggle legacy/UEFI mode.
If it is a UEFI issue a BIOS update won't help since any PCIe v2.0 board won't have a fix for this issue.
*So contact ZOTAC, describe the issue and specifically ask if it could be that the card is UEFI and not supported on some or all Legacy boards.