Topic Title: HPE-510t does not boot with AMD FirePro W5000 (Windows 8.1)
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 06/18/2014 07:09 PM
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I just purchased an AMD FirePro W5000 (TDP = 75 W) to replace my nVidia Quadro 600 (TDP = 40 W) in my 2011 HPE-510t (i7-2600, 12 GB RAM, Intel H67). Dell U2913WM monitor.

My machine will not start with the new card inserted. I upgraded the stock 300 W power supply to a 450 W Antec VP450F, but that didn't change  the startup situation. I tried DisplayPort and Dual-Link DVI-D.

Anyone been able to get the AMD FirePro working in an HP desktop of this generation?



 06/18/2014 07:43 PM
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You might call support for a fast answer

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Hi Mike,

Our Community Manager Sam has alread responded to your post on Anandtech and suggested you submit a service request at the following link : Once your request has been received, our workstation specialist will be better placed to assist you.


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Thanks - I gave them a call and got a case started. I'll post updates here if we get anywhere.

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AMD Support took my info, but haven't responded yet. I took some advice from members of the Anandtech forum, and got a new motherboard.

Goodbye, HP......welcome, Gigabyte.

I installed a new motherboard this morning (Gigabyte H77M-D3H, ~$95 at Fry's), and everything's working well now. The installation was fairly easy (about 90 minutes); here are the only non-plug-and-play portions of the process:

1. Verified front panel power switch/indicator header with multimeter (continuity and diode test). HP/Pegatron did not provide a pinout for the header.

2. Peeled heat sink solder-side bracket off of old mother board. The solder-side insulator is half as thick now, as it de-laminated and left half of its thickness on the old board. I didn't sweat it; the voltages are way too low to pose a dielectric withstand problem.

3. Activated Intel RSD, RAID mode, and the Ethernet adapter in the BIOS (all toggles).

4. Note: the DVI-D cable didn't achieve native resolution on my 21:9 Dell U2913WM monitor. It interpolated it in 4:3 aspect ratio. When I switched to DisplayPort/Mini DisplayPort, it was correct.

It was, to date, the most painless motherboard install I've had to do, though it should be noted that I've bought pre-configured systems from Dell, Lenovo and HP for the last 10 years.

Bottom line: here are the comparative PassMark numbers.

Old HPE-510t (with Quadro 600 and SSD upgrade):

  Rating: 2785.0
  G2D: 744.0
  G3D: 705.0
  Disk: 3718.0

Upgraded with Gigabyte H77M-D3H and AMD FirePro W5000:

  Rating: 3883.0
  G2D: 703.5
  G3D: 3004.0
  Disk: 3873.6

2D performance is slightly decreased (I noticed it in Altium Designer...Quadro drivers more optimal?), but not significantly. 3D is much better.

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