Had an ADI Radeon (HP OEM) PCIe-16 working fine in a Lenovo K450n until about the time of the Windows 10 1709 update. Got a call from the guy running the presentation saying that video no longer works. It was working fine for well over a year with no issues.

Bought a new nVidia GeForce 210 and it does not work either. In fact, the card does not display any video at system POST - so the issue does not appear to be an OS issue, but rather a hardware problem. The onboard Intel adapter still works fine, so I can get into the BIOS and even still load Windows 10 with no issue.

I have checked Lenovo's website for BIOS and other updates.

I have changed the BIOS from Auto to PCI to PEG and neither option seems to work. I have an older Dell system and placed the new nVidia card into which works fine. However, I need to get new card working in the Lenovo, if possible?

Thanks for any insight and guidance.

  • I think you mean 1709 instead of 1706. Of course you could also mean 1703. Update your question to reflect what you actually meant.
    – Ramhound
    Nov 30, 2017 at 17:10
  • OK. Updated. The basic issue is that I cannot get even a POST when I have a PCIe-16 card attached. The onboard video works fine.
    – Leptonator
    Nov 30, 2017 at 19:27
  • So to be clear, your system does not POST, is that correct? It not passing the power on self-test is different then simply not having any video. Video is not required for POST to happen (i.e. headless systems exist).
    – Ramhound
    Nov 30, 2017 at 19:41
  • I know the system does POST, but nothing is on the screen. The video, when running off of PCIe-16 does not show anything on the monitor.
    – Leptonator
    Nov 30, 2017 at 19:57
  • HP computers are notoriously finicky with add in cards. I'd be tempted to point at the 25W limit on the slot, but the GT 210 is below that.
    – JMY1000
    Nov 30, 2017 at 23:06


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