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Hi i wanted to upgrade my poweredge 840 and use it for gaming, but it wont let me disable on board gpu. screens just go black, when invidia pluged in. can you help? or is there a MSI motherboard with

I have already tried looking for a bios switch but no luck. and PCI GPU doesn't take over after boot.

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The system won't run your everyday PCIe GPU card. It's just not engineered to use them. (There are several reasons why but I'm not going into them. It's purposeful on their part is all you really want to know here.)

Dell is notorious for making boards that fit ONLY their cases and vice versa. It's likely that the server case on this model - as with nearly every model of theirs I've dealt with - is NOT going to accept an ATX board.

It really is a dead issue. Cut your losses: toss in a few NICs and install a firewall OS and have some fun. Learn something. I recommend IPFire - especially if you're just starting here - which, no offense, seems to be the case.
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The problem that you are having is that the unit you are trying to upgrade is a SERVER, and not a desktop PC. There are notable differences in how servers are built. One is that they are not all that concerned with graphics and graphics performance, since they normally operate "in the dark" and are often accessed remotely. I did some research on the Dell site and saw a comment about your problem in one of their forums. I provide the link below. It should be informative.


Graphic Card not working in Dell Power Edge 840 Server

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    Thanks terry. I had came to the same conclusion. Do you know what board would fit it? I would like to make it to a PC and not a server. I prefer a MSI board in it.

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