I really need help with my graphics card

mattkoz

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So.... I got a Pyn 550 ti after months of waiting and reading about it. I opened up my pc to install it and the first thing i noticed is it doesn't have the 2 6 pin adapters. I was so mad and didn't know what to do. Where do i plug it in? I really don't want to return the card cause i've been wanting a new one for so long. PLEASE HELP! I'm new to the forums and i am so stressed out.
 

JKatwyopc

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Is this your video card, PNY VCGGTX550TXPB GeForce GTX 550 Ti? It only requires one 6 pin PCIe Power cable.

However, the problem is you most likely don't have a big enough power supply. What is the power supply and how much current can it supply on the +12V output(s)? One of these, HIS Power Cable (2x4 pin in, 6 pins out) Model HPC4084 will allow you to hook it up but if your PSU is not powerful enough, it still won't work due to overloading the PSU. You should have at least a 400-450W PSU with that card. This would work well, CORSAIR Builder Series CX430.
 

mattkoz

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Yeah i don't think they do. I'm really stumped on this because like i said i've been wanting this card. I have the 2 6 pins. I saw some installing videos on youtube and their computer had the outlets for it mine doesn't. Sorry if i am repeating things.
 

mattkoz

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I really can't at the moment. I'll give the name and some specs. It's the HP Pavilion hpe h8 1205. i7 pro, 8gb of ram, 1.5tb, 460w,win 7, not a real gaming computer but i like it.
 

JKatwyopc

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DON'T plug that into the PCIe power on your graphics card. It's most likely for your CPU power ONLY! Just wait a day or two and get the dual Molex to 6 pin PCIe adaptor that I linked above.
 

JKatwyopc

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Can you link a picture of your PSU specifications label and the connector? Or if you could provide the exact model and manufacturer information for the PSU so I can look it up, that would help. How many pins does the connector you identified have? If it has six pins, it's probably the right one. If it has four then most likely it's not.
 

JKatwyopc

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Ok, I found the Computer on HP website. The info on the PSU is very limited but it should be adequate for that GPU. The thing is HP usually doesn't supply anything with their PSU that they don't need for the hardware that they are building it with. Look at the cables coming out of the PSU. Are there any connectors that are tied down and tucked away. The one you would need is a six pin rectangular connector (two rows of three pins each). If it's the right one then it will slide into the 6 pin PCIe connector on the video card and snap into place with little effort. It looks like this. http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/pcie6index.jpg