I recently ordered an MSI HD7850 2GB Graphics Card; when I correctly installed it in my Wolfdale1333-D667 R2.0 motherboard (BIOS version P1.40), the graphics card fan span, but no signal output to my monitor. As my existing Radeon HD4830 worked fine after reinstalling it, I assumed the card was faulty & returned it; I'm currently awaiting a replacement.

However, in the meantime, I've seen some internet forum postings (including on this forum) about issues running more recent graphics cards on this motherboard; should a Radeon HD7850 run OK on this motherboard ? If a motherboard BIOS update is required, which do I need ? (I don't have a floppy drive, so I can't use a DOS BIOS update; it would have to be a Windows Vista BIOS update).

I just want to be sure I'm not going to return a second graphics card as faulty if it's the motherboard that's the problem.

Many thanks !