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UEFI or BIOS?

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Does the ASUS GTX 660 requires UEFI or BIOS to boot? Because my motherboard only has BIOS on it and looking for a new GPU because the MSI GT 1030 AERO didn't work for my system and they said it requires BIOS version 8 and I already installed the Latest BIOS version for IPISB-CU and the version is v7.16 and still didn't do and stuck at the hp logo, so I'm wondering that can someone help me.

Current specs:
I5 2400
8gb ram 1333mhz
IPISB-CU(carmel2)
500w PSU
onboard graphics
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  1. I think it's possible to boot the 660 with both.
    Reply to okcnaline
  2. Anything pre the 700 series should work.
    Reply to Snipergod87
  3. No they said the 700 and 900 series won't work, because gpu requires UEFI in the motherboard instead of a standard BIOS.
    Reply to rhiotzxsona
  4. He said "pre" - as in, prior to. The 600 series is prior to the 700 series.

    My son has an EVGA 660Ti that works just fine in his BIOS only Sandy Bridge system.
    Reply to King_V
  5. And also, Sandy Bridge boards can use UEFI anyways, so why limit yourself to BIOS.
    Reply to okcnaline
  6. Because my motherboard has limitations, it has only BIOS and version 7 and I need graphics card that supports BIOS version 7 that doesn't need UEFI, so I'm asking what ASUS GTX 660 supports to? UEFI or BIOS? So that I don't have to buy a new motherboard.
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  7. rhiotzxsona said:
    Because my motherboard has limitations, it has only BIOS and version 7 and I need graphics card that supports BIOS version 7 that doesn't need UEFI, so I'm asking what ASUS GTX 660 supports to? UEFI or BIOS? So that I don't have to buy a new motherboard.


    It. Works.

    And also, thanks for downvoting my previous comment. "600 boots with both" means it can boot using UEFI or BIOS.
    Reply to okcnaline
  8. Which BIOS version? I already updated my BIOS v7.14 to v7.16, do you think it'll work? The motherboard is IPISB-CU (carmel2)
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  9. I accidentally pressed it, BTW new here, just created this account and thread earlier, my bad.
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  10. Fyi, my BIOS don't have option "Switchable Graphics" onboard graphics card or dedicated graphics card.
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  11. The 660 works with BIOS.... BIOS version doesn't matter.
    Reply to okcnaline
  12. So, I have to wait 3 days because their is a bidding going on, and only 1 person bid it, so I have a good chance getting this card, anyways, wait for me a couple days to respond, I need to get this gpu first, anyways thanks for the help.
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  13. okcnaline said:
    And also, Sandy Bridge boards can use UEFI anyways, so why limit yourself to BIOS.


    In the case of my son's system - it's a Dell XPS machine. If I'm not mistaken, that generation didn't have UEFI. I know when I bought a Gigabyte R9 285, it would not work, though others had said other brands of R9 285 did work in the same system, but typically had a switch on the videocard to switch to legacy BIOS support if needed. My card had no such switch.

    But, the EVGA GTX 660Ti worked just fine in the same system.
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  14. Same motherboard model? IPISB-CU(carmel2)?
    Reply to rhiotzxsona
  15. No, Dell motherboards are proprietary.
    Reply to okcnaline
  16. Best answer
    The need for old GPUs to runwith Legacy BIOS is BS. Some Mfg. still use Legacy BIOS for compatibility reasons, others ( especially those who want to sell you a new motherboard) only make UEFI cards.
    R9 Fury comes with Legacy compatability, and UEFI is an optional firmware upgrade. MSI and EVGA seem to be on the UEFI bandwagon, but Zotac and PNY have offered Legacy cards in newer GPUs. Many vendors won't supply this Spec. in their listings. I've had to go to a store and read the box to get the info. I needed to make an informed purchase. It's a manufacturers decision, and some mid range cards have Dual BIOS switches, so it has nothing to do with the GPU itself. It's a software issue.
    There is another separate issue with R9-3xx (285) and newer AMD cards and OEM computers. GCN3 and up won't display the VESA mode the BIOS Setup screen requires. Either it won't boot, or you hit F1 and it boots, but the Setup screen is not ever seen again. This has nothing to do with UEFI. I heard one report that MSI Afterburner fixed this. It's totally unconfirmed. This issue does require older "AMD" GPUs for older motherboards.
    https://community.amd.com/community/gaming/blog/2016/04/05/radeon-r9-fury-nano-uefi-firmware
    Reply to william p
  17. If you go to userbenchmark.com and enter your older MB or OEM system you will see many examples running newer GPUs. You may also detect a conspicuous lack of newer AMD video cards in many of them. Unfortunately it doesn't list the GPU by brand but it does tell you that compatible cards exist.
    http://www.userbenchmark.com/
    Here is an old LGA771 workstation with DDR2 FBDIMMs Dell T7400. I used this example because it's OEM and has a big enough PSU to run newer high end video cards.
    http://www.userbenchmark.com/System/Dell-Precision-WorkStation-T7400/3398
    SUPPORT COMPANIES THAT WANT YOUR BUSINESS!
    And a shout out to ZOTAC for making a budget 1080P gaming card that fits in a BTX Mini Tower. that would be every LGA775 Dell Optiplex Micro BTX tower ever made. GTX1050Mini, and GTX1050Ti Mini both fit!
    Reply to william p
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