>buy a new one
>mbo doesn't recognize it
>realize I need to update bios
>mbo has no display port
>don't own any other card
>check local listings
>cheapest used card is 30 €
Is there anything I can do or am I fucked without an old gpu to I can do a bios flash?
display port, HDMI, and DVI all use the same basic signal and adapters exist which are just pin changes and should be very cheap and available at any tech store unless you live in the middle of nowhere and don't have any
It's extremely rare, but I've seen it happen on shitty chinese motherboards.
btw OP, have you tried every single port on the graphics card? I had a friend with an XFX card that absolutely positively had to have the first monitor on one DVI port, and the second one on the other. It simply would show a black screen no matter what was tried. Also, are you sure you have enough psu power?
I had to do it with an Asus board when I bought a 980ti to get it to work. It's not really that uncommon, especially if you have a motherboard that's a few years old and haven't updated the BIOS in a while.
mbo doesn't recognize newer gpu, so in turn it doesn't recognize my 380x while it recognized my old card. Googling a bit said that the bios update fixes that. 2. Improve VGA compatibility.
This is on the latest bios update.
When I said display port, I meant any kind of port, mbo has no graphics/display output possibility
I have an 550W power supply, which should be enough. It's an really old Asrock P67 Pro 3. The debug code show that it doesn't recognize the card.
- get some shitty preowned pc with a gfx card and transfer it over to flash bios with
- ensure there is enough power to start the new card
- try every port on the new card (dvi/vga/dp/hdmi etc)
- find a nice spot in the forest and let life slip away there
How the fuck does your mobo have no video out?
Regardless, some mobos like MSI and ASUS have bios flash options where you just insert a formatted flash drive and it will do its thing. Can't really help you further without knowing what mobo you have, but refer to pic related.
If all else fails, borrow a GPU from a friend.
If you can't flash with a formatted flash drive then you're just going to have to buy a beater GPU. They're good to have for debug purposes anyway, I still hold onto my old GT 330 for this reason. If you can't fork the money you could always try dumpster diving for old Dell or HP towers. Sometimes they come with low end GPUs, like GT 210-240 or 310-330's.