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No Detection with Radeon 5670

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July 16, 2011 8:16:29 PM

Hi,
I recently purchased a Sapphire Radeon 5670 graphics card and tried installing it and was unsuccessful. I tried uninstalling the nvidia drivers and it still doesn't get detected. The card is an PCI-Express 2.1 x16, so will it have compatibility issues with my pci-e slot? My motherboard is an ASUS IPILP-LC with an open PCI-E x16 slot for the 5670. My GS 8400 gets detected but not my 5670. My PSU is a Corsair 430w CXV2. Is it possible that the 5670 may be defective even though it powers on (the fan is spinning)?

Link to MOBO: http://h10010.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01...
Link to 5670: http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graph...

Thanks,
-John

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July 16, 2011 9:12:32 PM
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Your mobo has pcie 1.1 which is not compatible with pcie 2.1, you need to get a pcie 2.0 5670. There are plenty of those around.
July 16, 2011 9:18:18 PM

Yes the card is not compatible. This is the fault more of hp cause they usually don't have support for there mobo's. Pci-e 2.1 should be fully compatible ,but the manufacturer actually has to have it compatible. 2.1 card should be fully backwards compatible with 1.x ,though most older oem boards will not work.
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July 16, 2011 9:29:39 PM

Thanks alot for the feedback. I'll start looking around for those.
August 3, 2011 4:45:19 PM

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