So I got the GTX 560ti, and when I opened the case, I discovered that it actually requires more power from the PSU. Apparently I need special cables coming from the PSU to go into the card, but I don't see any extra cables. The card came with two cables that fit the card and have odd white connectors with 4 holes on each end, two per cable. Anyways, the problem is I can't find the two cables from my PSU that I need to hook into my graphics card. I asked if I had a good enough power supply for this card beforehand, but I will say again that it is 500w. My other thread was here: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/332466-33-upgrading-9...
So, could anyone tell me what the problem is? Do I need a new PSU or do I just not have the right cables?
The adaptors that came with the video card should work , your power supply should have two cables that will plug into the ands of the adaptor and the single end with 6 holes will go into the video card. You have to look for a matching connector for those white connectors with 4 holes(called molex connectors).
I don't plan on buying a new power supply, since the other thread said I would not need one if I am just running this card alone. I won't be buying a new card either. Anyways, the connectors that came with the card have the part that goes into the gfx card at one end, and two (molex?) on the other. Which means I would need 4 cables? I only have two free connectors in my case. Also, the card does not fit into the place where my main GFX used to be, so I had to put it in the next one over. Yet it does not seem to recognize it and start the computer when I do that.