New video card not working

Just bought a pny geforce gt 730 and i installed it but when i try to turn on the computer i get 4 beeps then a no signal but the fan does run. Ive tried dealing with the bios, reseting the cmos and tired updating bios but its always the same 4 beeps no signal.

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Clarification Request
Does it work without?

The story left out make, model and more story. The 730 isn't that harsh a power user so it's either not plugged it all the way or incompatible with this PC

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Well the motherbord is a pegatron corp 2ac2
Hp pavillion p7 1155 is the computer
windows 7
my power supply is 300 wats
and ihave 6gb memory

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That 300 watt power supply power supply is the bare minimum requirement for that 730

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would more help

Would buying a power supply fix that issue like maybe getting a 400 watt

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I know

that when PSU's get older they get weaker BUT can I say this will fix it ?
NO I can't say that

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I wouldn't.

While it is on the low side my bet is on some other issue which I noted.

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Let's google the pegatron and that card.

Hmm, no one seems to have reported trouble.

However the beeps tell me it may not be plugged in or the card is bad or incompatible.

You did not answer my question. Why?

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Does it matter

I put the card into the pcie 16 x slot but the card doesnt cover the entire slot so there is still room.

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Yes it matters.

If you don't answer my question, then how to proceed?

You write you put the card into the PCIe x16 slot but I've lost count of first time installers that are afraid to push the card enough to seat the card.

As to the slot length, the card does not have to be tall or long to fill the space.

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which question

sorry new to all this what was the question again just trying to remember everything from last night cause i spend 3 hours trying to get it to work

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Pushing on it

I tried to push hard on the card and still the same thing.

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It's up top. First reply.

Does it work without the card?

Why I ask is sometimes folk dislodge a memory stick or something else. We then know it's unlikely to be the new card at issue.

The PCIe slot looks to click on the end away from the back connections. Did it click?

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specs for card and mother board

Warranty Terms - Parts 1 year
Warranty Terms - Labor 1 year
Height 2.71 inches
Width 1.44 inches
Depth 5.02 inches
Weight 1.5 pounds
Color Category Black
Brand Compatibility PNY
Computer Compatibility Windows
Connection Type Internal
Interface(s) PCI Express 2.0
Model Compatibility PCs with PCI-Express x8 or x16 slots
Output(s) DVI-D
Included Software PhysX
4K Ultra HD Resolution Support Yes
Card Size Standard
Cooling System Air
DVD Decoding Yes
Featured Technology NVIDIA CUDA
GPU Clock Speed 902 megahertz
Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) NVIDIA GeForce GT 730
Maximum Analog Display Resolution 2048 x 1536
Maximum Digital Display Resolution 2560 x 1600
Number Of Processors 384
Processor Type(s) NVIDIA GeForce GT 730
Video Card Type Graphics
Video Memory Capacity 1 gigabytes
Video Memory Type DDR3
Video Memory Clock Speed 400 megahertz
UPC 751492578163

mother board

Intel (Sandy Bridge) Core i7-2600K, 2600

Core i5-2500K, 2500s, 2500t, 2400, 2400s, 2390t, 2300

Core i3-2120, 2100, 2100t

Pentium G620, G630

Socket Type
LGA 1155

Intel H61
Intel HD Graphics
2 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM slots Supports Dual Channel DDR3 1333/1066 MHz non-ECC, un-buffered memory (Max 8GB)
Expansion Slots
1 x PCI Express x16 (2.0)
3 x PCI Express x1
1 x PCI Express Mini (half height)
4 x SATA II 3Gb/s connectors
Supports HDDs, Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Realtek ALC656 – High Definition
Realtek RTL8171EH (Gigabit) – 10/100/1000Mb/s
Total 8
Rear Panel
1 x VGA port
1 x DVI-D port
1 x Audio I/O
4 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x RJ45 LAN port
1 x 4-pin CPU Fan connector
1 x 3-pin SYS Rear Fan connector
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector
1 x 24-pin ATX Power connector
1 x Front Audio header
1 x Front Panel header
1 x SPDIF output connector
1 x Clear Password jumper
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x Battery socket (3V)
2 x USB headers

Micro-ATX (9.6 x 9.6 inches)
Pegatron 2AC2 (2.00) Support: Win 7, 8, Vista/XP (32/64bit)

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Sorry to bring bad news

You are not alone with woes of trying to upgrade the graphics with that motherboard. It seems the IPISB-CU (Carmel2) motherboard, which is what that model uses, is not compatible with the GeForce 7** series of graphics cards. There are numerous requests over at the HP forums about the same thing as yours. It seems the BIOS version for the motherboard is not compatible with that line of cards. There does not appear to be a version of BIOS that will make them compatible. The GeForce 6** family seems to work, however. Also keep in mind the power supply requirements, which has been mentioned earlier in this thread.

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Thanks for this.

I too have seen it but couldn't nail down a HP discussion at the moment.

It is one of those areas where if ATI doesn't work you swap for Nvidia and vice versa.

-> Thanks for this and repeating the power supply issue.

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No problem

Thanks for the help everyone first. Funny i just read about how upgrading my bios might help the problem. I tried to do just that and could find any upgrades for my motherboard bios. Once i told someone what computer i had they even said that it wont work cause of hp wont give out an upgrade to the bios thus not being compatible. Its a shame that i have to now either buy a new computer or build my own . Well better late then never to learn how to build a computer.

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Why hp does this

Anyone know why HP does this?

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Who said it was HP?

Intel publishes reference designs, HP and other companies use them, the PC world lurches forward and some things don't work together. OK, WHY? Because the PC is an evolving beast with no central control like Apple. It might work or not. We get things for cheap because of that.

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building vs buying

Would just be better for me to either buy a newer computer or build one mostly for gaming not so much high end though

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That question.

Has been kicked around for decades now. For me I have moved to a laptop since I get all the performance I need and can pick it up and head out to the client to show and tell as well as correct issues in the field.

The office set me up with a Lenovo y510p 16GB dual sli laptop. Just last month they spiffied it up with a 500GB SSD. Since I don't enable the second GPU that was pulled out and a drive tray installed.

What fits your needs is probably best described by you.

Some folk get burned up about how detailed the Windows OS install can be.

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How to tell

How did you know that the ipisb motherboards were not compatible with the geforce 7 but maybe 6s? Just would like to educate myself with this stuff.

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The awful issue here is

There are some million different PCs so issues like this are rare. That is, if you had picked an AMD or other than 7xx card you would have never seen it.

At the office/shop we don't investigate this. We swap models and brands because we know that investigation would add to the repair bill.

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