Solved graphics card power question

January 22, 2018 at 15:11:00
Specs: Windows 10
i have a GTX 1050ti, With a 600w shark power supply,
i ordered a gtx 1070 to replace it,

do i need to get a new power supply?
i don't think my power supply even has a PCIe connector at all


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#1
January 22, 2018 at 19:26:47
From what I could find, your Shark PSU is garbage. It has way too much amperage on the +3.3v (31A) & +5v (42A) rails and not nearly enough on the all important +12v (24A) rail. It's based on an outdated ATX standard; pre-Pentium 4. Plus as you stated, it doesn't have the necessary 6-pin or 8-pin PCI-E plugs for graphics cards. My advice to you is to replace it with a reputable name brand unit ASAP, before it's too late.

Here's an example of what to look for. Check the specs: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...


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#2
January 22, 2018 at 20:44:43
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Here is a good one:
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...
Note the 54Amps on the 12Volt Rail: +3.3V@25A, +5V@25A, +12V@54A, -12V@0.8A, +5VSB@3A
And all of the other good specs.
And:
Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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