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HD 5670 and Mobo IPILP-LC (Lancaster)

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August 10, 2011 9:40:30 AM

Hello,I recently bought PowerColor Radeon HD 5670 Video Card - 1GB, DDR3, PCI-Express 2.1 (x16) for my
IPILP-LC. Apparently it doesn't work. I get no picture when I connect the VGA but the fan does run (of the card). I'm not sure whats the problem, I've even tried disabling the integrated video card (intel chipset). Maybe my mobo can't run PCI-E 2.1. I was told it would have no problem running PCI-E 2.0, so I'm thinking of ordering one. Will my HD 5670 work some how?

I run Windows 7
My Bios version is: v5.07
Motherboard : IPILP-LC (Lancaster)
a b U Graphics card
August 10, 2011 1:48:52 PM

welcome to the forums, newcomer!

what are your entire system specs?

please post back.

You also need a minimum of 400W to power that 5670 GPU.
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August 10, 2011 7:36:32 PM

Hi, and thank you!

I id upgrade a few days ago to a 500W PSU, works perfectly.

Processor : Intel Pentium E2140 @ 1600MHz

Physical Memory : 2048MB (2 x 1024 DDR2-SDRAM )

Video Card :Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.0)

Hard Disk : Hitachi HDT725032VLA380 ATA Device (320GB)

Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate Professional Media Center 6.01.7600 (32-bit)

For full specs and what not.
(I have HP Pavilion a6118x PC)
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01...

Also I've tried to go into bios and boot PIC-Express x16 as primary graphics boot.
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a b U Graphics card
August 10, 2011 8:20:12 PM

okay download CPU-Z and check out which version of the PCI-E 1.x you hvae. If you have ver 1.0 then that will be most likely the problem. If you have ver 1.1 then they are compatible with ver 2.0/2.1 cards.

Ev if your GPU is 2.1, I'm more than confident that you can find a 2.0 ver of the same card.
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August 10, 2011 8:35:35 PM

I'm not sure where to check what version I have on CPU-Z. I do have PC Wizard and it's telling me

Bus PCI-Express :
Device : 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCIe Port #1
Version : 1.0
Port : 1
Physical Slot : #4
Slot Populated : No
Link Width : max. x1
Link Speed : 2.5GB/s

I'm guessing I'm running a PCI-E V1.0?
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a b U Graphics card
August 10, 2011 8:48:52 PM

yep - thas the culprit right there.

I read this up a long time ago where people didn't get any video/display when they connected their PCI-E card to the slot - most notably the 8600GT/88GT series of GPU's that were big hitters then. Then people learn't that PCI-E 2.0 is backwards compatible with PCI-E v1.1 slots but a total dud with v1.0.

FYI - 2.0 and 2.1 are similar in nature, they are both backwards compatible in a 1.1 slot.
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a b U Graphics card
August 10, 2011 8:49:54 PM

I have a Dell with a V1.0a slot and the HD 5670 works fine
there is a known issue with 2.1 cards in 1.0 slots
hopefully a BIOS update can fix the problem if the OEM hopefully fixed the problem
it is worth a try
this is a Vista 32bit BIOS update
I have used many Vista drivers with Win7 with no problems
Vista and Win7 are very compatilble OSes (I believe they have the same basic kernel)
but I did wan to warn you there is no Win7 specifice BIOS update
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadInde...

and FYI a HD 5670 can run on very low wattage PSUs
I have mine on a Dell 280w for months 24/7 with card OCd
though AMD specs call for a higher PSU to be on the safe side
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August 10, 2011 8:50:43 PM

Wow, that's a bummer...so I can't do anything even with a GPU that's PCI-E v2.0?

This makes me sad :(  , my HD 5670 PCI-E 2.0 just shipped out!

I was planning on getting a new mobo, not anytime soon though.

If i do I'd have to invest in a new CPU and RAM....lol.

I don't suppose I can use the CPU from this cruddy Modo for the new one, if its compaitble, can I?
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a b U Graphics card
August 10, 2011 8:53:13 PM

:/  i'm afraid so.

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AMD specs call for a higher PSU to be on the safe side
thas not just AMD's job, its with everyone who manufacture's Graphics cards because the don't expect every tech/pc user to have a quality PSU housed inside their rig. Thas why the bloated figures.

But i agree with king SMP, you can run that card off alower PSU, but proveded its a quality unit.
On another note, google, extreme power calculator and punch in the numbers to find out how much power your rig really needs. :) 

hope this helps.
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August 10, 2011 8:57:25 PM

and I tried a bios update, I get the 9998 message. Not the same version of windows. I guess I'll try and go back to windows vista. Get new bios and then upgrade back to windows 7.
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a b U Graphics card
August 10, 2011 8:58:15 PM

with a BIOS update it is very possible to run 2.1 in 1.0 slot
I am doing it :) 
read this forum thread for example
http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2094557

it really depends of chipset and if the OEM provide for it in the BIOS

but what do I know
I only one :) 
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August 10, 2011 8:58:33 PM

Best answer selected by anatom12910.
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a b U Graphics card
August 10, 2011 8:59:41 PM

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I don't suppose I can use the CPU from this cruddy Modo for the new one, if its compaitble, can I?
depends, what mobo are you looking at?

If its a LGA 1155/1156 socket then thas a big no-no.

you can actually start a new thread for a new build over here on the forums, you'll get a good amount of feedback :) 

Edit;
wow, best answer already, PM me if you need anything else, and don;t afraid to post a tnew thread for any questions :) 

Lutfi
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August 10, 2011 9:01:34 PM

If anything? NEW MOBO yeah :D ? Thanks guys appreciate it bit time!
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August 10, 2011 9:02:42 PM

It's a 755 LGA socket according to CPU-Z
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August 10, 2011 9:06:32 PM

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