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7010, amd cards compatibility

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Sorry for being repetitive but after posting about a gpu upgrade to my pc people told me that the new amd cards won't work because of the legacy bios that 7010 uses and after some looking into it seems that a lot of dell users had problems with amd cards due to the bios but also there's some who didn't face any problems with it so i want to if i updated the bios and selected the uefi bios and reinstalled windows will it solve the problem

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Mary G
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Re: Optiplix 7010 amd cards compatibility

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It is not the bios that prevents upgraded video cards from working. It is the tiny power supply. Most cards require at least a 300w power supply and Optiplex is much less than that -- 240w. Use the integrated video you have now. You will not find any of today's cards that work and a used card will not be better than what you have now. Optiplex computers are not for gaming. They are primarily for business use.

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Re: Optiplix 7010 amd cards compatibility

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I have already upgraded the psu to 500 watt cooler master
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Mary G
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It is not the bios that prevents upgraded video cards from working. It is the tiny power supply. Most cards require at least a 300w power supply and Optiplex is much less than that -- 240w. Use the integrated video you have now. You will not find any of today's cards that work and a used card will not be better than what you have now. Optiplex computers are not for gaming. They are primarily for business use.

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I have already upgraded the psu to 500 watt cooler master
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Only Legacy Radeon HD 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 8000 series cards work.  The 7010 is a legacy system that BOOTS and RUNS BIOS MBR and Windows XP.  This is not allowed on UEFI systems from 2012 and later.  This is also why newer R Series ATI cards will NEVER work.  You will NEVER get into F2 BIOS setup because UEFI cards do not support VESA DOS Video Mode 103.

The Official Supported Card from Dell is a Radeon AMD Radeon HD 7470, HD 7570, HD 8490 and HD 8570 .

There are Drivers from XP all the way thru Windows 10 for these cards but they are Legacy now. This means no new drivers ever for this series of cards. Catalyst 14.4 for Microsoft Windows XP are the last drivers EVER.

https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/release-notes/rn-rad-win-14-4

The AMD Catalyst 14.4 and later Software Suite requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 to be installed.

https://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/04/how13914/optiplex-7010-xp-driver-cab?lang=en

 

https://www.amazon.com/radeon-profile-display-desktop-computer/dp/B00CR230G0

 

R Series Cards or RTX Geforce Cards will not work.

Older Geforce cards up to 1080TI work if they physically fit and you have enough power.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qa9b0TkTsLM

 


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WHAT CASE MT?

In stead of reading rumors and compiling them or worse. (the internet is 1/2 lies so.... don't PLEASE)

tell what you OWN , the box case, missing, what is in the case all, and if gaming is the reason for posting.?

tell what you want, and why, first.

I want to game,. tell what applications fails for you or are too slow, or what?

then ask for GPU cards that work, I see you have  huge PSU......very good.

best is to say , what is the fastest card I can run at max cost of say $150 (tell this first, ok, GPU are vast in features and prices) this is first first. what is the limit on pocket book.

set a price, cards very from $15 uses, to $800 or more, in fact,

some use 15 watts alone and up to 300w on one or 2 GTX cards, not most , not all just 2.

many cards need 100w(just it) to GAME . (some appl's use cards to the max, no apps stated)

why must it be ATI/AMD,.??? NVidia is one of the best, for sure crash free drivers for 20 years, best.

if poor(wife limited) buy a GTX1050 , this card is new, and uses 75w max, and is fast i'm using one now,

if you are a Gamer and in the FPS war say so , if yes , tell what FPS you need, next.???

the 1000 series higher use lots of power.. 120w up to Titan 280w.

the wiki both covers this amd or nvidia.

here is the wiki that shows power. see TDP on the right side... that is your  power demand one card.max.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Nvidia_graphics_processing_units

 

I do not have the 7010 PCI-express x16 spec on this mobo,

so can not comment on slot, limits for PCI v1, to 3., no idea what is there.

ok its here.

PCIe x16 Slots (Support Standard Rev 3.0)

https://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/optix/en/optiplex_7010_technical_guidebook.pdf

 

if you avoid UEFI

use CMS mode, in bios even use GPT format.

most very bad restrictions go away.

if you are gaming and have money as most do , fresh installing w10 and avoiding UEFI is not big deal.

right>?  gaming works best fresh installed with the startups folders near empty, fresh like.

most good desktop have this or BY other names, best is fresh installed GPT no UEFI no SAFEBOOT.

 

"The Compatibility Support Module (CSM) is a component of the UEFI firmware that provides legacy BIOS compatibility by emulating a BIOS environment, allowing legacy operating systems and some option ROMs that do not support UEFI to still be used."

as a gamer this is to be learned first, and why. (I'm a dabbler so never do this)

why, so you can try many different video GPU cards, to see which one you like the best?

be that FPS or shading , whatever floats the boat.

many do that and try 5 cards, each more expensive at new egg dot com.  VAST GAMERS DO THAT.

(or BIG TIME VIDEO rendering jobs)

 

 

I am not Dell, I am retired from this industry since 2009,
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