I found a great deal on the new XPS 8930 at my local Costco. It came with the new i7-8700 processor, 16gb RAM and an NVidia GTX 1050ti video card. I had a fairly new GTX 1070 video card that I thought would be a great upgrade for the new PC. However, after I installed it, the PC would not boot up with the 1070 - lights came on, the fans on the 1070 turned, but the keyboard lights wouldn't come on and the monitor stayed black. In trying to get it to work I tried the following:
What else should I try? I don't want to spend another $400 on another video card. I notice that the new 8930's ship with 1070's and 1080's, so I'm assuming that any 1070 should work.
My other question - is this a bios issue? I remember a couple of years back when with prior XPS desktops the GTX 970 and other cards wouldn't work until they came up with a bios update that fixed it. Could this be my problem?
Non dell cards would require SECURE BOOT OFF, Legacy CSM ON, Legacy Option Roms ON.http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3156/
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Thank you! I will try that tomorrow night when I get back home and report back. I would love it if it is that simple.
I made the changes recommended above and they made it so that the PC would not boot at all. As I made each change in the Bios, a warning popped up that it may cause the PC to fail on boot. The error that I received was "Boot failure on device. Press any key to reboot the machine." I reset the Bios back to the original settings and it rebooted successfully immediately.
Does anyone from the Dell Moderators have a recommendation?
We can close this. Dell Support tells me that they don't support installing any other video cards than the ones they sell. They said that if I want a GTX 1070 in my PC, I should return the one that I bought at Costco and buy one online with their 1070. That totally surprised me, as one of the reasons I've been buying XPS PC's (this is my 7th one) is their ease of upgrading. The other challenge is that they aren't even selling what they told me to buy online. The models with the black front panel are still all 8920's.