09-22-2010 06:19 PM
I am having a hard time getting this thinkstation S10 to boot with a new GPU. The pc runs just fine with the standard quadro fx 1700 in it. But as soon as i put my ati hd 5770 or nvidia gtx 460 in it wont post. When i put the new cards in i get wierd beep codes. Sometime they are 4-2-3-3 then sometimes its 1long and 2 short. It just shuts down and turns on and repeats but nothing comes up on the screen. The specs are listed and any help would be GREATLY appretiated.
Thinkstation S10 6483
3.ghz core 2 duo
4gb of ddr3 pc8500 ECC.
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09-22-2010 07:39 PM
welcome to the forum!
the short answer is that those cards aren't supported.
officially-supported workstation graphics cards in the S10 include:
- quadro NVS290
- quadro FX370
- quadro FX570
- quadro FX1700
- quadro FX4600
- tesla C870
desktop or gaming cards aren't supported. some users have found a few cards that worked but you'd need to search this forum to find them.
09-23-2010 06:29 AM
Thanks guys.... I appreciate that more than you know. I was beating my head against the wall trying to figure that out. Lead_org, can you elaborate exactly which card you are running? I see a few of the 4870's. Some are 1.0 some are 2.0 on the bus type. I have already bought and returned 3 different cards so i wanna make sure i get the right one this time.
thanks a million
09-23-2010 06:45 AM
I was looking to play arma2 or mw2 on this machine aside from doing work. Do you think the 1gb ddr5 edition of the 4870 will work? I dont know if its the speed of the card or the age or what. I tried the hd5770 and now i know its not supported for sure. But i also tried the gtx460 1gb ddr5 and it did the same thing. What do you think?
09-23-2010 07:05 AM
09-23-2010 07:39 AM
I dont know if its the speed of the card or the age or what.
it's that your workstation was never intended to play games.
(lol... sorry... couldn't resist. )