Question Changed Graphics Card to GTX 1660TI, now pc wont turn on.

Oct 19, 2020
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I decided to update my old graphics card to a new one, had to use a 6 to 8 pin adapter to plug it in, but now pc wont turn on even without the card. Motherboard lights will light up but cpu fan wont spin
 
ADM Ryzen 3 1300X
Gigabyte GTX GeForce 1660 ti
2 DDR4 8GB RAM
Asus Prime B350-plus
CoolMaster rs-500-pcar-d3
Hi Drak,
Sorry to tell you but your Cooler Master power supply is a pile of junk. When you upgrade anything in your computer, besides a fan or something else small, you need to consider the power supply first. A 6-pin PCIe cable can deliver 75 watts. An 8-pin 150 watts. Using an adapter is a really bad idea. It does not magically create the missing 75 watts. It just delivers lower power and can possibly damage components. You need to replace your power supply with a higher quality model that has the cables you need and can actually deliver its rated output on the +12volt rail. Your 500W only delivers 350W and that's when it was new. It's probably less by now if you had it a few years. Hopefully a new power supply will fix the problem if nothing was damaged.
 

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