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Help installing GTX 1060 upgrade from 670 does not recognise/boot

I have a 750w corsair PSU, a gigabyte Z77-D3H mobo, 8gb of ram and was happily using my gtx 670 until my new 1060 came today - I tried putting the 670 back in and it worked fine.

The 1060 lights up white but plugging the hdmi cable into the card just results in my bios showing but no actual response, I can't access my bios and it just beeps every 15 seconds or so. Booting up with integrated graphics works fine. I tried again and I get the one long bleep 2 short bleep noise... any advice on what I can do? I uninstalled all my drivers.

Could it be the motherboard isn't compatible? I'm not very tech savvy so I am at a loss with what I should do...
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More about installing gtx 1060 upgrade 670 recognise boot
  1. Do you run Windows 8 or 10 and is secure boot enabled?
  2. Apparently 1 long beep and 2 short beeps is RAM, so make sure they are seated properly (re-seat them), and try with just one stick or the other.
    Also, confirm your new GPU is seated correctly (re-seat it) and also powered up with power cable(s) if needed.
  3. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Do you run Windows 8 or 10 and is secure boot enabled?


    I am running windows 10 and I don't know about secure boot I couldn't see the option in my BIOS?
  4. dudio said:
    Apparently 1 long beep and 2 short beeps is RAM, so make sure they are seated properly (re-seat them), and try with just one stick or the other.
    Also, confirm your new GPU is seated correctly (re-seat it) and also powered up with power cable(s) if needed.


    Sorry I accidentally best solutioned this, I'll have a go reseating the RAM.

    [edit] although seeing as it starts up fine at all other times, is this likely to be the problem?
  5. Also try a CMOS clear , sometimes works.
  6. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Also try a CMOS clear , sometimes works.


    I can't actually see the option for this... is it on the main BIOS settings? I'll upload some screenshots.
  7. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Also try a CMOS clear , sometimes works.


    ok I don't seem to be able to upload screenshots to this thread...
  8. Slightly more detail, plugging in 1060 and trying to boot through 1060 - stuck at bios splash screen no response
    Leaving plugged in but trying to boot through integrated gpu - long bleep 2 short bleeps no screen at all
    Taking out and booting through integrated gpu - fine
    Putting the 670 back in and booting through that - also fine

    Does anyone know what might be going on? Really at a loss...
  9. dudio said:
    Apparently 1 long beep and 2 short beeps is RAM, so make sure they are seated properly (re-seat them), and try with just one stick or the other.
    Also, confirm your new GPU is seated correctly (re-seat it) and also powered up with power cable(s) if needed.


    Re inserting RAM and graphics card didn't help, the card lights up white and appears to be functioning ok...
  10. Best answer
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKTNwboL9Ho

    This video saved me guys the problem was my BIOS being out of date!

    After doing this I was able to get into windows and install the drivers normally.

    Anybody else with similar problems this video could be the solution!

    Thanks for your responses guys, appreciate the advice.
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