system unable to use any graphics cards? Despite having a working pcie slot and everything else required.

I bought a GTX 1050ti, which has a 75w motherboard power draw, unfortunately my old ASUS AM78-E does not provide enough power to run the graphics card properly. I wanted to buy the ASrock motherboard, how can I tell if it will allow the graphics card to draw 75w?

Thank you in advance,
Tavs1123

16/04/2017:
Okay, I tried installing it and got the motherboard to work, however I now am stuck on the windows splash screen whenever I try to install the graphics card. I tried uninstalling the amd graphics drivers however, that did not help. I also have the problem that after about 3 seconds of booting up the graphics card fan stops spinning (is it meant to do that?). I tried putting it in a different machine and it managed to boot, which makes me think It is a problem with my system. are they not meant to spin or what is the problem? I also tried sending it back to scan computers (where I got it from and they said it was functioning completely fine, so I don't know what to do now. Please provide as many possible tests or solutions as possible, thanks
-Tavs

21/04/17
Tried replacing PSU from stock to CX600. still not working.

Is this an issue with my CPU or motherboard? If not what is the issue?

Current system specs:
CPU: amd A8 5600K
Motherboard: Asrock A88M-G/3.1
GPU: Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1050ti D5 4G
PSU: Corsair CX600
HDD: Western digital blue 1TB
RAM: 8GB of DDR3 Kingston

04/05/2017
I haven now tried installing a new graphics card, one that uses a PCI-E power connector as well as just drawing from the board... no change.

My hypothesis from the above evidence suggests that this issue may be the CPU as it is one of the components that has not changed throughout the use of my computer.

I have checked and both graphics cards are detected by the bios.
EDIT:
//Turned out to be a software issue with the old amd drivers, and was solved with a fresh install of windows.
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  1. Tavs1123 said:
    I bought a GTX 1050ti, which has a 75w motherboard power draw, unfortunately my old ASUS AM78-E does not provide enough power to run the graphics card properly. I wanted to buy the aforementioned motherboard, how can I tell if it will allow the graphics card to draw 75w?

    Thank you in advance,
    Tavs1123


    Your motherboard can pull a maximum 75W from the PCI-E connector regardless of the card. Your CPU is the issue. It will bottleneck the GPU. Swapping the motherboard won't help.
  2. krzyimprt said:
    Tavs1123 said:
    I bought a GTX 1050ti, which has a 75w motherboard power draw, unfortunately my old ASUS A78M-E does not provide enough power to run the graphics card properly. I wanted to buy the aforementioned motherboard, how can I tell if it will allow the graphics card to draw 75w?

    Thank you in advance,
    Tavs1123


    Your motherboard can pull a maximum 75W from the PCI-E connector regardless of the card. Your CPU is the issue. It will bottleneck the GPU. Swapping the motherboard won't help.


    So my current build is a amd A8 5600k, this says it has a 100w power draw, is there anyway I can install the gtx 1050ti without having to change the processor? And if not, what do you suggest I do, as I cannot return the graphics card.
  3. Tavs1123 said:
    krzyimprt said:
    Tavs1123 said:
    I bought a GTX 1050ti, which has a 75w motherboard power draw, unfortunately my old ASUS A78M-E does not provide enough power to run the graphics card properly. I wanted to buy the aforementioned motherboard, how can I tell if it will allow the graphics card to draw 75w?

    Thank you in advance,
    Tavs1123


    Your motherboard can pull a maximum 75W from the PCI-E connector regardless of the card. Your CPU is the issue. It will bottleneck the GPU. Swapping the motherboard won't help.


    So my current build is a amd A8 5600k, this says it has a 100w power draw, is there anyway I can install the gtx 1050ti without having to change the processor? And if not, what do you suggest I do, as I cannot return the graphics card.


    It should work fine with your board. Minus the bottleneck on CPU intensive games. If it's not posting you may have a bad card. It doesn't require any external power.
  4. krzyimprt said:
    Tavs1123 said:
    krzyimprt said:
    Tavs1123 said:
    I bought a GTX 1050ti, which has a 75w motherboard power draw, unfortunately my old ASUS A78M-E does not provide enough power to run the graphics card properly. I wanted to buy the aforementioned motherboard, how can I tell if it will allow the graphics card to draw 75w?

    Thank you in advance,
    Tavs1123


    Your motherboard can pull a maximum 75W from the PCI-E connector regardless of the card. Your CPU is the issue. It will bottleneck the GPU. Swapping the motherboard won't help.


    So my current build is a amd A8 5600k, this says it has a 100w power draw, is there anyway I can install the gtx 1050ti without having to change the processor? And if not, what do you suggest I do, as I cannot return the graphics card.


    It should work fine with your board. Minus the bottleneck on CPU intensive games. If it's not posting you may have a bad card. It doesn't require any external power.


    Okay, I tried installing it and got the motherboard to work, however I now am stuck on the windows splash screen whenever I try to install the graphics card. I tried uninstalling the amd graphics drivers however, that did not help. I also have the problem that after about 3 seconds of booting up the graphics card fan stops spinning. I tried putting it in a different machine and it managed to boot, however the fans did the same thing. are they not meant to spin or what is the problem. I also tried sending it back to scan computers (where I got it from and they said it was functioning completely fine, so I don't know what to do now. Please provide as many possible tests or solutions as possible, thanks
    -Tavs

    21/04/17
    Tried replacing PSU from stock to CX600. still not working.
  5. Fresh install of windows. probably amd drivers were causing the issue
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