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Strange question, but I've been trying to get a GeForce 9400 GT VGA card working on my Xeon E5 system. It will not POST with the card, the card works fine in any other motherboard though. 
I have a board that lists memory addresses for installed cards and displays ROMs for GPUs, the 9400 GT shows "Nvidia GeForce BIOS [something]" before booting in that system. No other video card I have does that, and those all work in my Xeon PC (Even the GeForce 6800). So I assume it's something to do with that BIOS not being read correctly. I recall there being a BIOS option called "legacy VGA ROMs" or something along those lines. Should I turn that on? Should I turn off above 4g decoding? 

I want to use this card as a basic display output since the CPU does not have integrated graphics, and this card is passive therefore silent, but still has enough VRAM for Cinema 4D render server.

Motherboard is a C600 series chipset, one of those Chinese LGA2011 motherboards. Card is a 9400 GT 1GB from Sparkle.

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You're into antiques ? 🙂

Get a GT710 it's less than $20 and will smoke the Cretacean-era 9400GT 🤣

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46 minutes ago, Mel0n. said:

Motherboard is a C600 series chipset, one of those Chinese LGA2011 motherboards

These all come with different PCIe slots from what I've seen, I'm guessing you tested the others?

 

12 minutes ago, PDifolco said:

You're into antiques ? 🙂

Get a GT710 it's less than $20 and will smoke the Cretacean-era 9400GT 🤣

Given that the card is on hand already, and that the needs for it are very basic, I wouldn't suggest necessarily buying a new card to replace something that ought to be working fine

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2 hours ago, Fasauceome said:

These all come with different PCIe slots from what I've seen, I'm guessing you tested the others?

 

Given that the card is on hand already, and that the needs for it are very basic, I wouldn't suggest necessarily buying a new card to replace something that ought to be working fine

I've tested every PCIe slot, yes.

2 hours ago, PDifolco said:

You're into antiques ? 🙂

Get a GT710 it's less than $20 and will smoke the Cretacean-era 9400GT 🤣

I have a ton of cards - I could be using a GT 730 or Quadro K620, but I don't want to because they are not passive. (right now I'm using a FirePro 2270 x1, nice passive card but its 1x PCIe could be put to better use in a system that doesn't have like 48 PCIe lanes from the CPU.) Again this is for a render server - Cinema 4D needs to see a video card to open, it doesn't need the card to render - and rendering is sped up a little by VRAM (the 1gb on this card will be fine). I could use a Radeon 9200 if you'd like that! 

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2 minutes ago, Mel0n. said:

I've tested every PCIe slot, yes.

I have a ton of cards - I could be using a GT 730 or Quadro K620, but I don't want to because they are not passive. Again this is for a render server - Cinema 4D needs to see a video card to open, it doesn't need the card to render - and rendering is sped up a little by VRAM (the 1gb on this card will be fine). I could use a Radeon 9200 if you'd like that! 

Ok was mostly kidding, I thought noone used a 9400GT anymore !

And GT710 is passively cooled 🙂

 

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2 hours ago, PDifolco said:

Ok was mostly kidding, I thought noone used a 9400GT anymore !

And GT710 is passively cooled 🙂

 

Some are, mine aren't and for this honestly I wouldn't buy a new card. 

Bought an even older card (the GeForce 6800) for my XP system so I just have the 9400 GT free now.

I'm not a professional, just an enthusiast. I don't know everything.

HGST Ultrastar: The last HDD you'll ever need to buy (and the one I always recommend).

Schrödinger's CPU: The Q9650. Is it irrelevant? Is it not? 

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12 minutes ago, Mel0n. said:

I've tested every PCIe slot, yes.

If using a card that does work in this system alongside the 9400 GT, does the 9400 GT still prevent boot?

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

Trash beauty:

Xeon X5550RX 570 4GB (defective) -Fattydove Racing 240GB - WD Blue 320GBHP Z400 - 6x2GB DDR3 1066 - EVGA 450W3

 

How many watts do I needATX 3.0 & PCIe 5.0 spec, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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6 minutes ago, Mel0n. said:

Some are, mine aren't and for this honestly I wouldn't buy a new card. 

Bought an even older card (the GeForce 6800) for my XP system so I just have the 9400 GT free now.

Still don't understand what you can do efficiently with such old weak GPUs ??

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2 minutes ago, PDifolco said:

Still don't understand what you can do efficiently with such old weak GPUs ??

Get a display out.

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2 hours ago, PDifolco said:

Still don't understand what you can do efficiently with such old weak GPUs ??

The only thing it needs to do is give me a video out. It's not gaming, the GPU isn't being used for raytraced rendering since I'm CPU rendering on that machine. 

I'm not a professional, just an enthusiast. I don't know everything.

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Schrödinger's CPU: The Q9650. Is it irrelevant? Is it not? 

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2 hours ago, Fasauceome said:

If using a card that does work in this system alongside the 9400 GT, does the 9400 GT still prevent boot?

Using two 9400 GTs (hehe) it will not boot, the MSI 9400 GT that I am using alongside works fine. 

I'm not a professional, just an enthusiast. I don't know everything.

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Schrödinger's CPU: The Q9650. Is it irrelevant? Is it not? 

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2 hours ago, Mel0n. said:

Using two 9400 GTs (hehe) it will not boot, the MSI 9400 GT that I am using alongside works fine. 

Even though it's passive does it have a fan header? Maybe there's a warning to not post because a fan isn't spinning even though it doesn't have one by design.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

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How many watts do I needATX 3.0 & PCIe 5.0 spec, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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33 minutes ago, Fasauceome said:

Even though it's passive does it have a fan header? Maybe there's a warning to not post because a fan isn't spinning even though it doesn't have one by design.

It does but doesn't show fan errors on any other board.

I'm not a professional, just an enthusiast. I don't know everything.

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Schrödinger's CPU: The Q9650. Is it irrelevant? Is it not? 

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15 minutes ago, Mel0n. said:

It does but doesn't show fan errors on any other board.

The error might be board specific, and not specific to the GPU. Some kind of built in safety feature. Do you have a fan on hand that would plug in?

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

Trash beauty:

Xeon X5550RX 570 4GB (defective) -Fattydove Racing 240GB - WD Blue 320GBHP Z400 - 6x2GB DDR3 1066 - EVGA 450W3

 

How many watts do I needATX 3.0 & PCIe 5.0 spec, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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Gotta enable CSM for the old NON UEFI video card bios bro. 

 

My GTX 260 does the same thing, but says Bios modded by ShrimpBrime during start up. The board (B660-G) would stall at white VGA light and no post. After several tries, the board finally forced CSM enabled on it's own, but this issue was mainly with the factory shipped bios. After an update, I had a lot less problems. 

 

Good Luck!

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Here you go @Mel0n. bro.

 

LGA 1700 with an X600. 

 

Used GTX 980 to disable CSM before installing this card. Hot swapped during the power down and she posted right up. 

 

Even working in W11!! Wowzers!

 

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