|I suggest you install CPUID/HWMonitor. Get it from the link below. use it to check system temperatures and more importantly, voltages. You have a good power supply but anything can fail. The 3 important voltages are the 3.3V, 5V and +12V. All values should read +- 5% of the stated values. You can run HWMonitor in real time from the tray near the clock. If voltages are stable and within the 5% then you could try installing the graphics card. Conversely, you could purchase the newer card you listed and try it without going to a different motherboard and CPU. |
Not trying to dissuade you from upgrading but you may not need to at this time.
Going back to the Dual BIOSes again, you may have inadvertently switched over to a second BIOS. It may not have had the proper settings saved to it. That is why I mentioned looking at the manual.
Seems like you only issue right now is that you are using crappy integrated graphics. An add is card, either your current one or an upgrade should solve your issues.
Your original post was about not getting into the BIOS screens. I assume that was due to late keying of the Delete key? You now can enter the BIOS screens?
I am not positive your current Nvidia graphics card is OK to use but I think checking the voltages under power will tell you something.
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