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Graphics Card Question - Power Supply

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Best Answer phillpower2 , 30 October 2023 - 12:21 PM

  same27, Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but you actually need a new PSU, the present Dell is not only incompatible but also too weak. Is the GPU here the same type of card that... Go to the full post »


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Hi all,

 

I have a Dell XPS 8940 and needed to install a graphics card to run a 3D scan processing application. I ended up getting a GEFORCE RTX 3060 Ti (dual-rtx3060ti-O8GD6X) as I saw it was compatible with the computer. I have since installed it and realized the power from the computer is 6pin while the GPU is 2, 8 pin power. I'm not extremely computer literate so this may sound dumb but is there a converter for the computer's current powers supply to make the GPU functional or do I need an external power supply to run it?

 

If I do need an external power supply, do you have any recommendations? Once plugged in and turned on do I need to activate anything or will the GPU just be running and I can start running my applications?

 

Thank you for your help in advance!

 

 


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:welcome:  same27,

 

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but you actually need a new PSU, the present Dell is not only incompatible but also too weak.

 

Is the GPU here the same type of card that you have.


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Thanks for the reply! And yes that is the same card, are you saying if I get a new PSU that the card will work with my computer or even if I do get a new supply it still won't work?

 

And do you have a recommendation for a PSU if so? 

 

Thanks!


Edited by same27, 30 October 2023 - 12:39 PM.

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The new GPU requires a minimum of a Gold efficiency rated 750W PSU from a proven brand such as the Corsair RM range, EVGA, Seasonic or Super Flower, this causes you a problem as the PSU and MB in your computer are unique to Dell, please see related threads here

 

You are welcome btw.


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Hi,

 

I think your best option is to return the graphic card and try to buy one of those graphic cards models on the Dell webpage that are compatible with your computer.


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