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Windows 7: XFX Radeon HD 6770 not Working because of my power supply?

14 Aug 2011   #1
goisek

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
XFX Radeon HD 6770 not Working because of my power supply?

I installed the graphics card but it needs 6 pin PCI-E auxiliary power connector, my power supply is DELL J102N PS-5361-2 360 Watt Power Supply XPS 435MT and it doesn't have this 6 pins, when i start my computer it's just giving me 6 beeps which means Video card failure. What should i do?

picture of my cpu: http://www.upl.co/uploads/14301214lo.jpg


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14 Aug 2011   #2
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

If you had the 6 pin adapter your psu couln't handle the card, I think it requires at least 500 watts and yours is 360 watts These beasts require a lot of power and you second image shows us you pc not your cpu (cpu is under the large fan)

I have two ideas.
1.) Sell the card and stick with the default card.
2.) Buy a psu running at least 600w with the 6 aux pin adapter.

I suggest the first option as these pcs are meant to work with the default hardware. If you really require a graphics card try a low profile card as there more economical and a better size.
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14 Aug 2011   #3
goisek

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Will this PSU work? Cooler Master - eXtreme Power Plus 500-Watt ATX CPU Power Supply, i have no experience on hardware stuff will this be a big problem when installing the PSU or i can do it?
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14 Aug 2011   #4
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums.
Well first off your PSU is under powered for that card.
You also should have received a dual molex to 6 pin adapter with your card, if not you can purchase them.
Minimum system requirements AMD Radeon
Fabe
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14 Aug 2011   #5
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by goisek View Post
Will this PSU work? Cooler Master - eXtreme Power Plus 500-Watt ATX CPU Power Supply, i have no experience on hardware stuff will this be a big problem when installing the PSU or i can do it?
That psu should be fine but I would get someone with computer knowledge to install it as if its done wrong you can fry your components. Its not hard its just knowing what to do.
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14 Aug 2011   #6
goisek

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It says here that the recommended PSU for this card is 450 or 500W but mine is only 350, im planning on buying this one but my concern is wll it fix my problem with the card? and is it hard to install?


Which PSU you guys recommend?


Cooler Master - eXtreme Power Plus 500-Watt ATX CPU Power Supply

OR

Corsair - Gaming Series 600-Watt ATX CPU Power Supply
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14 Aug 2011   #7
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

I would go with the Corsair if I was choosing between the 2.
Your power supply is one of the most important components in your system so you don't ever want to skimp on it.
This would also allow for future upgrades. And since it states it's a gaming seiries it should have the 6 pin connectors you'l need. Make sure before buying.
Installing a power supply is easy enough as long as you take your time and make note of where the existing connections are.Plenty of video's to help you out how to install a power supply - Yahoo! Search Results
Fabe
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14 Aug 2011   #8
goisek

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thank you so much im going to buy this Corsair - Gaming Series 600-Watt ATX CPU Power Supply now, i'll just have to remember where is the wire connected before installing right? then put the new one?
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14 Aug 2011   #9
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

It's not that difficult. Just make a diagram if you need to. The connections can only go where they are supposed to and only go on one way DON'T force anything. The ends are shaped to only fit in one way. So take your time, watch a couple of video's, maybe even take a picture if your worried.
Or you can always have it done by a shop for only maybe half an arm.
Fabe
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