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by gfedorick / January 6, 2014 7:24 AM PST

I tried installing a Geforce 770 video card in my HP HPE H8 1112C desktop. The computer would not boot up with the card installed. After trying everything I could think of I took it to Best Buy ( where I bought the card) and asked them to install it. They informed me that the motherboard had been flashed by HP to prevent the installation of 3rd party components. Has anyone heard of this before?


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Haven't seen that. But
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 6, 2014 7:26 AM PST
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But I have seen this happen when the stock power supply can't handle the better cards.

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Power supply shouldn't be the problem.
by gfedorick / January 7, 2014 2:51 AM PST
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I also installed a 625W power supply.

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I wouldn't know that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 7, 2014 5:24 AM PST

Also I see many forget a power cable to the video card. Sorry but it's so rare to see a board lock out cards anymore. Try hp.com and click on their chat button to ask.

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