I'm having trouble installing a video card in my computer (specs. detailed below). Without the video card, everything works fine. I can boot into the OS without a problem, and I can even get into the BIOS setup screen.

But with the video card installed - and the HDMI cable plugged into it instead of the motherboard - I get the following:

  • I turn on the machine, and it stays on this screen: Start-up screen
  • I can't get into the BIOS (keystrokes seem to do nothing), and the machine won't boot.
  • After 10 to 15 seconds, I get a short beep.
  • After ~25 seconds, I get another short beep.
  • After 25 - 30 seconds, I get another short beep and the computer goes to this screen: Video card screen

Here are the video settings in the BIOS: BIOS video settings


  • CPU - Intel Core i5-2400
  • Operating System - Windows 7
  • Case - Fractal Design Node 202
  • PSU - Fractal Integra SFX 450W (came with the case)
  • Motherboard - Intel DQ67EP DH77DF m-ITX
  • CPU Cooler - Cryorig C7 CR-C7A
  • Memory - Crucial 8GB Kit (4GB x 2) DDR3L
  • Storage - PNY CS1311 120GB 2.5" SATA III SSD
  • WiFi Adapter - ANEWKODI 600Mbps Dual Band (2.4G/150Mbps+5G/433Mbps) Wireless USB Wifi Adapter

I know the computer works without this video card; I've also had it working before with a different video card (Nvidia GeForce GTX 580). I also know that this video card has worked before in a different computer.

Do I need to change the video settings in the BIOS to get this working? Should I update my BIOS?

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    Maybe you don't need to but please try changing the primary video adapter to the discrete card instead of auto and/or disable the integrated graphics. Then edit and update you question with the results., – user772515 Apr 28 '18 at 6:01
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    I personally would disable the Integrated Graphics Device (Set first option to 'Disabled'). That way, the bios is not making the choice. You are. – Chris Rogers Apr 28 '18 at 8:00
  • @Chris Tried that, but the results are the same. – Max Jacob Apr 28 '18 at 21:36

So the problem was caused due to an old version of the BIOS (0069). When I installed the latest version of the BIOS (0111), everything worked fine).

I didn't think I had an old version of the BIOS, but I was wrong due to a mix-up between motherboards; I thought the problem was with a DQ67EP when it was really with a DH77DF.

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