I am not very good with technical Pc stuff so I would be grateful for any help you can give me regarding upgrading my Graphics Card. The card has already been bought. What I need advice about is installing the Graphics Card, in particualr the power supply compatibilty.
So the card says minimum of 450w and my PSU says 460w, yes I understand that some PC's come with not so great PSU's and that I really should upgrade the PSU, but money is tight and the card was a gift.... I was hoping I could get away with it
But my main issue is connecting up the new card with the PSU, I opened up the case and I found one loose 6 pin coming from the PSU inside the case already, but the card needs 2.... it came with 2 x 4 pin to 6 pin power cables but i have no idea where or how I connect these up to the PSU. I have never really done anything like this with a PC before.
Anyone tell me if I could connect it up with the loose 6 pin in the case already then use one of the cables it came with to connect the other, but where do the 2x4 pin to 6 pin hook up, I know where to connect to on the GPU its just the PSU end Im not sure about
The reason I got the 660 ti is that it requires less power than the 560 ti so I was hoping I wouldnt need to upgrade the psu
So 1, can I hook it up with the current PSU
So to recap the current gpu is not using power from the psu that I can see, inside the case I have one loose 6 pin connector coming from the PSU so how do I go about connecting another
Sorry for the lack of technical knowledge
More aboutinstall needed
the 2 x 4 pin to 6pin connect to 4 pin molex connectors from the psu
if your psu doesnt have any to spare then you need a new psu
yes 2 spare molex to use the connector you already have
or 2 x sata spare to buy the adapter
nice one, that what i need then cause Im pretty sure I never saw anything bigger than the sata connectors
So its ok to use the loose 6 pin already in the case then use the 2 x sata to make the two connections?
without buying a new psu its your only option
Please tell me if you get this resolved. I think i might also have the same problem, i am about to purchase a 660ti with a 430w psu BUT i DO have spare 4 pin molex's so i believe i am fine. Just would like to be 100% sure
Tell you tomorrow once i goto maplin, fingers crossed there open
yes they are open till 6pm boxing day
though may cost a bit more in maplins or pc world than off the net
Well went to maplin they never had the sata to pci cable. So i bought 2 sata to molex adapters.
Got the card up and running today, all is good. Thanks for the advice numpty