I recently upgraded my graphics card from the GTX 745 to a GTX 1060. I did my research and have found many others who have made this upgrade successfully. But now that it's in, the computer tries to start up and beeps twice, which is a dell code for a RAM issue. I have four sticks of RAM, 32g total.
Things I have tried and still got the same 2-beep result:
-Re-seating all of the RAM
-Removed all of the RAM and the graphics card
-Putting only one stick of RAM in the first slot
-Pulling out the small silver watch battery on the mother board and placing in back in after a few minutes
-Things I have not done:
-Re-insert old card
Any ideas or suggestions? I'm avoiding the conclusion of a mother board failure just yet. I was in a low static area with a grounding bracelet.
First of all, did you upgrade to BIOS A10 for Win7 or Win8/81 or A11 for Windows 10. It is needed for all nVidia GTX 9xx and 10xx cards.
- remove the 1060
- connect a monitor to the integrated Motherboard graphics and sort out the boot issues
- upgrade BIOS to A10 or A11 (if not already there)
- boot into Windows and remove all traces of the nVidia graphics card using DDU www.guru3d.com/.../display-driver-uninstaller-download.html
- then re-install the card ensuring all the extra power cables are connected to the card.
see how it goes.
I did check the BIOS - all good there. The 2 beep code was correct in that the RAM was loose. These new 9 and 10 series cards are massive and I bumped them loose. I thought I had the sticks in all the way, but I took it to the local electronics store and a tech diagnosed and fixed it right away for free. In short, the computer is up and running with the new graphics card and I also installed a solid state drive while I was at.