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ASUS M2NPV-VM and modern video cards

mozyto

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Hi, I hope you can help me with this topic.
I have this motherboard since 11 years, over the years I have been upgrading the system. The initial specs were AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ with 2 GB RAM DDR2 667 Mhz, DD Seagate 500 GB and a graphics card EVGA GeForce 7950 GT KO 512 MB. PSU 550 W. A few years later updated the BIOS to 5005, the last for this MOBO, actually the system have a AMD Phenom II X4 945 with 8 GB RAM DDR2 800 MHz, 1 SSD Samsung EVO 850 512 GB, 3 HDD Seagate 500 GB (the first HDD) Seagate 1 TB and Seagate 4 TB, 1 DVD Burner and 1 BD burner. The PSU is the same. The video card damaged so I have been working with onboard graphics Geforce 6150. I decided to buy a new video card, based in some builds posted in a site userbenchmark.com (https://www.userbenchmark.com/System/Asus-M2NPV-VM/838) and a few people installed even a GTX 1060 or a 1050 ti, apparently successfully, although the mobo has PCI-E 1.X and the cards are PCIE 3.0. I bought a EVGA 1050 ti SC gaming (this card don't require extra energy) today arrived the card and i proceed to install it, but the PC didn't boot. I have been reading maybe the card require UEFI BIOS but the motherboard only have the old BIOS (legacy). Simply the PC get stucked in a blank screen and don't post. Any ideas to make the system boot? By the way, the idea is not upgrade the mobo, unless there is no other choice. Thanks in advance and sorry for my english.
 
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Here's an update. I applied RMA to the EVGA 1050 Ti SC Gaming. According to the website userbenchmark.com and a test made by an user in UK (https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/8263056) a potential graphic card to work with this mobo is the Zotac GTX 1050 Ti Mini 4 GB (https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/zotac-gtx-1050-ti-mini.b3944) so I bought it. Surprisingly, this card doesn't work either, don't boot up. I noticed that user doesn't have the same BIOS version that I have, 5005 (2010) vs maybe 1201 (2007), neither the same OS version (Windows 10 vs Windows 7). I made several test to the graphic card and none was successful. I tried the graphics card I had previously (EVGA GeForce 7950 GT KO) and was detected by the system without problems, although this card require a 6 pin connector to work, so I deduce the PCIE port is working but maybe doesn't provide the necessary amount of wattage (read https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/watt-limit-on-my-pcie.2799282), is partially working (damaged??) or a problem with legacy BIOS version. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

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well, 75W is the max card can pull from pcie x16 slot so it should work.
im assuming the psu has no 80+ certification, how many W it actually provide on a +12V lane?
7950gt is quite dated so even if it has TDP of 65W it might be not even close to pull that much.
 

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In effect, theoretically the x16 pcie slot provides 75 W (in all specifications of pci express as far as I know) so if the slot is fully functional has to provide that wattage needed by the graphics card to work, in this case the zotac card need 75w so it should work. The PSU is not certificated, i don't know how many watts provide the +12v lane.
 
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your motherboard propably does not support uefi. there is a weird wacky why to get it to work that i know of but its extremely impractical and requires more than one graphics card. ill look at the bios.
 
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It's long past time to dump that CPU/mobo/RAM combo. Second-hand Sandy Bridge setups are going for a pittance, support UEFI, and will provide a far superior performance experience to your current system.

Seriously dude, you gotta let it go.
 

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your motherboard propably does not support uefi. there is a weird wacky why to get it to work that i know of but its extremely impractical and requires more than one graphics card. ill look at the bios.
Exactly, the mobo doesn't support UEFI, only legacy BIOS. The options are limited, can choose between PCI-Onboard-PCIE.

It's long past time to dump that CPU/mobo/RAM combo. Second-hand Sandy Bridge setups are going for a pittance, support UEFI, and will provide a far superior performance experience to your current system.

Seriously dude, you gotta let it go.
I'm considering that, already searching options to upgrade my system, I would go for Ryzen. Thanks for the advice.
 
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