Solved Slimline a5713w m2n68-la motherboard video card upgrade

November 27, 2012 at 00:25:40
Specs: Windows 7

First, HP Slimline's are not meant for gaming.

However, I am currently using the parts from it and upgrading piece at a time.

I bought a NVIDIA Geforce 550 ti video card and a Corsair 500w power supply with a new tower to fit.

Computer turns on and runs like before, but does not read the new card. Card is plugged in and fan turns on.

I've researched that it may be because the m2n68-la motherboard is OEM.

Any suggestions to making the card run, or best values upgrades to make my computer work would be great!


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#1
November 27, 2012 at 02:17:44

Have you looked in BIOS to see if the add-in graphics might need to be enabled before you can use it.

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#2
November 27, 2012 at 03:22:34

The motherboard = PCIe 1.0
Geforce 550Ti = PCIe 2.1
Because of increased power from slot PCIe 2.1 components will not work in PCIe 1.0/1.0a slot.

If u want good gaming rig u have to build one from scratch. All u need is Modern Board, CPU & RAM.

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#3
November 27, 2012 at 07:14:21
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kuwese is correct about the PCIe slot. I believe PCIe 2.0 cards will work, but PCIe 2.1 cards will not. See the following:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Ex...

Your choices are to either get a different video card that is backwards compatible with the older PCIe slot, or get a different motherboard that supports newer PCIe cards while still accepting your old CPU & RAM. Or you could start completely from scratch.

Your system is an s5713w, so finding an AM2+/DDR2 board may be a little difficult. Here's your system specs:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...

Here's a site where you should be able to find a board:

http://3btech.net/motherboards-sock...

Be aware that if you change the board, Windows will have to be reinstalled & the HP disks won't work.


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