I recently bought a Dell Studio XPS 8100. I tried to upgrade the graphic card with a new Sapphire Radeon 6870. I thought i would have no problem, but when i power up, all i got is a 6 quick beeps and nothing on the screen. I read that a 500w PSU is recommanded for this card. Mine does 350 max. Shall I buy a new one ? Sapphire site also explains that i need from this PSU 2 connections for the 6 pins plugs on the graphic card.
Does anyone know what that 6 beeps mean ? and what I should do ti avoid the problem?
The beeps are because the hd6870 requires two 75-watt 6-pin power connection, which you will not find with a dell oem 350-watt power supply, I would recommend an antec ea650, 650 watt psu, these are available for around $70.00 and will run that gpu plus some!