Please excuse me as Im not computer minded what I can tell you is that I have a Dell NH493 psu (305w) which has 1 x p1, 1 x p2, 1 x p3, 1 x p5, 1 x p7 1 x 8, 1 x p9 and 1 x p10. My graphics card is saying I dont have enough power. Do all the psu's have the same connectors.
No its not new we have had it for sometime now, its only just lately when we turn the computer on it says we dont have enough power, but havent added anything else to consume power. We have a Geforce 8600gt Card and the computer is AMD Athlon TM 64x2dual core processor 4200+ 2.2ghz
I'll try taking it out and re-seating it. Its shouldnt be that dusty inside it wasnt that long ago we cleaned it but I will try that too. My hubby is the one that uses that computer and for video editing and he has just said it hasnt been working right for a very long time. Now he tells me. Do all psu have the same connectors or do they vary?
There are some variations - but the basic connections to the motherboard are standard.
Dell is using standard PSUs these days. But you should list the model of your Dell for us just so we can check to make sure you don't have one of the older types that non-standard PSUs.
There is a really good deal going on now with the Antec NEO ECO 400C 400W
$45 before a $10 rebate. And a $5 off promo code till Sept 8th. Also free shipping.
That could take your final cost down to $30 for a strong 400W CPU with 30Amps of +12V power that would support a really nice gaming video card upgrade.
You might want to check on the inside of the video card slot - small debris - even a dust bunny or two, might interfere with the gold contact points and limit the amount of power getting to the video card.
Check those gold contacts for obvious damage or other blemishes, on the card or in the slot.
It could be the PSU having a problem. It could be the video card going bad. It could be a problem delivering the power through the motherboard into the video card slot.
I'd hate to see you buy a new PSU when it's the video card that is bad.
No, my mates are probably more dumber than me, hehe. If the cleaning and re-installing dont work it might be cheaper for me to buy a new psu and see if that solves the error message rather than a new graphics card as that's going to be more expensive.
I just want to thank everyone who offered help with my problem which is now solved. I did clean and re-installed my graphics card but it didnt work. So I bought a more powerful psu and low and behold the error message has stopped and the picture whilst editing has improved. So thanks once again problem solved.