R1 GPU Upgrade

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  1. killbillur

    killbillur Notebook Geek

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    When I connect the old LVDS panel it beeps 8 times. That's why I disconnected its cable and used the TV. I haven't been able to reinstall the windows unfortunately. I tried to install the Windows with the new GPU first, I was able to see the last steps of installation of Windows, then it disconnected. After that I tried it again using my old GPU, this time laptop shut itself while installing the Windows. I think all of my components or the cables have some problems, I can't think about them anymore, my brain and my hopes are crashed right now. I think I won't be able to make all of them work.

    Edit: I removed the GPU, and there were no disconnecting display signals and I was able to reinstall the Windows properly.
     
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  2. Crustieraxe01

    Crustieraxe01 Notebook Consultant

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    If you shut off your laptop, will it boot up to windows?
     
  3. killbillur

    killbillur Notebook Geek

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    I wasn't able to test it because intel display driver was installed automatically when I connect the Wifi, and immediately it disconnected from the TV.
     
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    Reinstall again, but disable wifi so that doesn't happen
     
  5. Clamibot

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    So just to clarify, you were able to get an image on the TV with the 1070 installed without either the LVDS or eDP screen connected? The HDMI output is a fallback if no internal screens are connected, so that makes sense.
     
  6. killbillur

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    Yes I got image with the 1070 without LCDs connected but after a while I lost the signal on TV and couldn't install the Windows. Same goes with my old GPU. Then I removed the GPU and I was able to install the Windows properly, but when I connected the wifi and it automatically downloaded the intel graphics card, and TV disconnected right after that. Now I tried the eDP panel again, this time there was no backlight, but no beeps. Do you think that I screwed up the motherboard? I tried the BIOS recovery, just the fans were running so fast, nothing happenned.
     
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    After windows installs the drivers, try pressing win+D if I'm not mistaken and then press enter.
     
  8. Baqir

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    that's exactly what happens in bios recovery i did it multiple times when i got 8 beeps worked fine for me you just have to wait until the laptop reboots itself
     
  9. killbillur

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    I have to disconnect the wifi, maybe I can download the drivers from my other laptop. I'll try it.

    Oh, I haven't waited that long. I'll wait then.

    By the way I hit the F2 button when I see the DELL sign when turning on my laptop, and I can managed to get BIOS settings.
     
  10. Baqir

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    Just do the recovery with touching anything once it's reboots go to bios and then switch it back to UEFI
     
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