I have had positive experiences with the FirePro W series on my Dell Inspiron 530, which must be 2 years older than your XPS 8300.
let's try to help you:
For better experience here can you post INFORMATION REQUIRED WHEN POSTING A QUESTION ? ... don't forget the model 4k monitor and how did you get the GPU ... new or used?
in the meantime perform these steps one by one:
1- disconnect the power cable from your computer and press the power button to empty the power system
2- remove the computer cover
3- locate the CMOS battery and extract it, this will cause all the settings and changes made in BIOS including passwords to be erased and wait at least 5 minutes to make sure that there is no power left to keep the CMOS memory
4- make sure you have the DP cable connected from the GPU to the input signal of your monitor before to power on the system again
5- insert the CMOS battery again
6- reconnect the power cable to your pc and power on and see what's happens
Hallo Billy72, thank you for your answer. I have tried, but it doesn't work. The problem is the same. It seem a conflict between the GPU and the MOBO. The display is a Samsung U28E590 D. I own two GPU W2100, one new and one used, both the same problem...
your XPS 8300 works well with a different GPU model?
... it seems that the problem here is Dell
based on other experiences published by owners of XPS 8300 your system It is more compatible with some few Nvidia & AMD GPUs :
and the main reason are the '''Wonderful Locked BIOS from Dell''' (sarcasm) :
Non-UEFI systems are not the problem for the FirePro W2100!! I have installed both W4100 and W4300 seamlessly in a Dell Inspiron 530 (Legacy BIOS from 2008)
Dell goes to great lengths to block their BIOS and make hardware upgrade difficult including 'White Lists' in the code of their BIOS, in addition to the lack of information in user manuals on how to configure their BIOS, a junk policy ... I do not know if this has changed in current Dell Desktop PCs, some time ago I decided not to spend my money anymore on Dell preconfigured PCs, based on my experience when I tried to upgrade my Dell system.
Luciano, let me propose you 3 options:
- Search for Unlocked BIOS : this option it takes time and risk and should only be applied in case of proven success experiences, i have installed a unlocked BIOS from here Dell Inspiron 530 / 530s v1.0.2 Experimental Unlocking & Upgrading Project and my experience was positive, I had time and I liked modding ... if it's not your case I do not recommend it.
- Search for another Dell MOBO: you should look for GPU compatibility information and if you are lucky it may be the cheapest option.
- Buy new MOBO: compared to the disproportionate and abusive price that we have paid by these 'blocked systems' (through own ignorance) this may be the best option, spending less time than solving your MOBO / GPU compatibility you will quickly find a MOBO that will satisfy your needs, offer and allow you to choose more options.
I would have liked to help you more positively, but I've been through all this before
Luck & best regards
According to AMD, your W2100 GPU cards supports 4k Monitor at 60 hz (one monitor only):
Future-ready for 4K With two discrete DisplayPort outputs with DisplayPort 1.2a support, the AMD FirePro W2100 can drive one 4K display at 60 Hz or drive up to two 4K displays at 30 Hz. 4K displays and content required.
This is the latest AMD Professional GPU Driver for your card: Workstation .
Did you set your Samsung Input to DP and not HDMI?
Is it a Win 10 OS? Are you booting from LEGACY or UEFI?