[SOLVED] Switched from AMD to Nvidia, now there is a black screen

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I recently just put Windows 10 on a OS-less computer, and just swapped out the old AMD GPU with a Nvidia 1050ti.

So here's what happened; I have a computer that was old, but still has good specs, except for the GPU, which is old. The computer I still use but will not be using soon has a better GPU then the one the other computer has. So I wanted to swap out the AMD with the Nvidia GPU. I used DDU, uninstalled the AMD drivers, and put in the new GPU. But to no avail, there was no display coming up. Only a black screen. I then took out the GPU and put back the old one and it worked. Woo-hoo. Then I put back the Nvidia GPU, yet still the display wouldn't work.

I am honestly stumped and have no clue what to do. Any ideas?
 
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hang-the-9

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Need to list full system specs, what the old AMD card was, power supply brand and model also. Did you try a BIOS update? "old" computers may not run newer video cards due to motherboard restrictions, is the BIOS a UEFI one or legacy? If legacy, that is most likely the issue.
 
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Here's my specs:

Processor: Intel i7-3930k

Motherboard: X79 Extreme 11

RAM: 64gb of DDR3

Power Supply: 850w

Old GPU: AMD Firepro W5000

New GPU: Nvidia 1050ti Zotac

And how do you update BIOS? And how do I check wether or not my BIOS is legacy or UEFI? (I think mine is UEFI but not sure exactly)
 

hang-the-9

Titan
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It means it's not UEFI and you need to watch what video cards will work with it, but first step is do a BIOS update then check. I still don't see a list of what new video cards do and don't have issues with the older BIOS, it seems to go by model, brand, even motherboard model.
 

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