Removed all unnecesary peripherals (extra HDD, DVD, USB's, 2 PCI cards)5. I havn't had any problems with the HP and if the motherboard was faulty I would have expected an issue with the 9800GT.edit: further to this I have tested the card in a similar machine where it worked - it wasn't the exactly same setup though. Ensured at each stage the old 9800GT still functions in the HP without issue. The first thing I noticed is that my monitor does not display anything on boot up until it loads to the Windows 7 login screen, there were also no beep errors.It also detected both cards in Windows and allowed me to activate SLI in the Nvidia control panel.I have recently decided to upgrade my graphic cards from the stock dual Nvidia GTX 285 SLI it came with.
I did not encounter any problems what so ever until I installed the 2nd one today.Is it going into standby or have i changed something in BIOS that i shouldn't have?does it have anything to do with using a SSD and ACHI mode? BIOS is an acronym that stands for Basic Input Output System.Also know as "System Setup", the BIOS is software that is contained on a small memory chip on the PC's Motherboard, typically referred to as the CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor).