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Black screen after adding graphics card to H530

2014-05-02, 4:28 AM
I am trying to install an EVGA Geoforce GTX 560 Ti into a H530. I have updated the PSU to 600w, and have tried to set the BIOS settings to the appropriate values. BIOS settings are: Display=AUTO, Secure Boot=Disabled, CSM=Enabled, Boot Mode=Auto (also tried Legacy), Boot Priority=Legacy First, Video Display=Auto (also tried PEG). Every time I install the card and boot, the screen comes up black. Once I remove the card, the display comes up normally. On board graphics uses VGA, GTX uses DVI. Any ideas?
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Re: Black screen after adding graphics card to H530

2014-05-02, 15:54 PM

hi Dbull,

 

Welcome to  Lenovo Community Forums!

 

Im not sure that this card may not be supported.

 

This is the list of the Graphics Supported by the system based on the system's Maintenance Manual

 

Graphic Cards
MSI@Geforce GT 635@2G/B/DB/H VGA 11202027 2
Bitland@Geforce GT 630@2G/B1/DB/H VGA 11201627 2
Bitland@HD8570@2G/B/DB/H VGA 11201625 2
MSI@HD8470@1G/B/DB/H VGA 11201622 2
Bitland@HD8470@1G/B/DB/H VGA 11201621 2
MSI@Geforce GT 620@1G/B/DB/H VGA 11201619 2
MSI@Geforce GT 620@512M/B/DB/H VGA 11201616 2
Bitland@Geforce GT 620@512M/B/DB/H VGA 11201615 2
Bitland@Geforce GT 630@2G/B/DB/H VGA 11201186 2
Bitland@Geforce GT 620@1G/B/DB/H VGA 11201101 2

 

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Re: Black screen after adding graphics card to H530

2014-05-02, 16:40 PM
Any way to know for sure? Is there a Bios level that will support it. The Bios currently installed is IEKT17AUS with a date of 9/4/2013. I doubt that this is a factor, but I'm running Windows 7 Premium and need to stay at this OS for the main application I want to use. This was a factor in buying this machine.
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Re: Black screen after adding graphics card to H530

2014-05-02, 19:11 PM
OK, this is embarrassing enough that I almost didn't write back. The monitor I was using has both VGA and DVI inputs. It apparently defaults to VGA and I found a source switch to select digital & now everything is cool.
Why I decided to write back, in addition to closing this out, is to point out that higher speed graphics cards can be supported on the H530. I installed an EVGA GTX560 Ti, which is not the fastest card in the world, but it looks like it compared to the list of cards cited in the maintenance manual which IMO are not enough of an improvement to bother with. Anyway, maybe the Bios settings I used will help someone else.

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Re: Black screen after adding graphics card to H530

2014-06-24, 22:06 PM

How do you order these cards?  I was told they aren't for sale from Lenovo, and I can't find them anywhere else.  The H530 has a bizzarre 14 slot power connector, and it's power supply can't be easily upgraded.  

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Re: Black screen after adding graphics card to H530

2014-06-24, 22:21 PM

How do you order these cards?  I was told they aren't for sale from Lenovo, and I can't find them anywhere else.  The H530 has a bizzarre 14 slot power connector, and it's power supply can't be easily upgraded. 

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Re: Black screen after adding graphics card to H530

2014-10-03, 17:34 PM
Hello Dbull, I also want to upgrade my H530, which model of PSU are you using? thanks
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Re: Black screen after adding graphics card to H530

2015-01-25, 7:45 AM

A week ago I installed a EVGA 500W in my H30. Although the psu slide right into the case the snarl of cabling was a mess to get stowed away.  I suggest you go for a modular psu

I went to Ebay and got a 24 pin to 14 pin adapter cable for 7 bucks prior to ordering the PSU.

 

Hope this helps ya!

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Re: Black screen after adding graphics card to H530

2015-08-24, 20:37 PM

Once you order the replacement power supply (~$44), and the 24 to 14 (~$8), will any number of cards be compatible with this poorly engineered but powerful creature?

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Re: Black screen after adding graphics card to H530

2015-08-24, 20:41 PM

And when I say "cards", the main one I need is a simple video capture card, so I can digitize video off a VCR.

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