papiillon
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Aurora R1, GPU upgrade, black screen

Hi, I have an Aurora R1 with MS-7591 ver1.0 motherboard and a HD5870 that I wanted to change. I tried installing a new r9 270x 2GB but i get a black screen after boot. The pc starts, the monitor receives a signal, no bips, the card ventilators are spinning but i get no image. When i puit again the HD5870, everyhting works fine. Any clue what could be the problem here ? (my PSU is 825)

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Re: Aurora R1, GPU upgrade, black screen

see if updated bios helps.  Besure to reset cmos also

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Tesla1856
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Re: Aurora R1, GPU upgrade, black screen


@papiillon wrote:

1. Hi, I have an Aurora R1 with MS-7591 ver1.0 motherboard  and a HD5870

2. I tried installing a new r9 270x 2GB but i get a black screen after boot. Any clue what could be the problem here ?

3. When i puit again the HD5870, everything works fine.  (my PSU is 825)

 


1. Yes, those will work together.

2. According to forum reports, newer AMD cards DO NOT work in Legacy-BIOS (non-UEFI ) machines. However, GTX-10x0 cards seem to work fine.

https://www.dell.com/community/Alienware-General-Read-Only/Recommended-NVIDIA-graphics-cards-for-Ali...

3. Good.


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papiillon
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Re: Aurora R1, GPU upgrade, black screen

I have the latest drivers and did reset the cmos Smiley Sad
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Re: Aurora R1, GPU upgrade, black screen

R Series cards will not work at all due to not supporting MSDOS VESA Video mode 103.

You will have to use an NVIDIA Card up to Pascal aka GTX 1080 TI.

Newer NVIDIA cards RTX 2060 RTX 2080 will have the same problem.


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