posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 08:52 AM
Okay guys, I promised I would get back to you all on this.
My son's computer is up and running. The solution was: replace entire computer! hehehehehehe
The problem was that his old motherboard's bios was having an issue with the new video card. One would think you could just update the bios, but that
motherboard is in a pre-built HP computer, and I was having issue finding a bios update.
It was much easier to just change out his motherboard, with a much newer system.
Since we were replacing the motherboard, and because I also knew that his FX6100 CPU would act as a bottle neck for his high end video card, we
replaced the CPU with a eight core FX8350.
AND: his memory was OLD, running at only 666 Mhz, so I replaced his memory with much faster DDR3 RAM.
So basically: he got a completely NEW computer.
Still had issue though. His new motherboard would not fit in the HP case as it was a mini tower. I didn't pay attention to this at the time and when
his parts came in yesterday, I discovered it then. So I went back home, grabbed my brand new tower that I had bought just a month ago and gave it to
Even with my mid size tower, his video card did not want to fit! It's HUGE. I had to remove part of the mounting for the internal HD to make it
Here's some pics of the system. It's working like a champ now: