New card needs power supply

I have just bought a PCS HD 4850 graphics card to replace my old one; Hp GeForce 8400Gs 256Mb HDMI Video Card 5188-8905
Chipset: Nvidia
Model: GeForce 8400Gs

The new card has a 6 pin power plug socket. I can't find a power plug in my base unit ( HP A6000) to connect to the new card. Any ideas please.

Stephen White
 

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Lottiemansion

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Hi,

If you do not have one, you will need to upgrade your power supply to one which has.

Look here for recommended: -

AMD Certified Power Supplies
 

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Ok, not being conversant with pc power upgrades can you give me an idea of what this involves or would i be better changing the card for one not requiring its own power supply?
 

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Lottiemansion

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Hi,

Something like this!

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP-Pavilion m9280.uk-a
    CPU
    2.30 gigahertz AMD Phenom 9600 Quad-Core
    Motherboard
    ASUSTek Computer INC. NARRA3 3.02
    Memory
    3582 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory (4 Gig)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS NVIDIA Geforce GTS450
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition 7.1 Audio (HP drivers)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2408 24.0" (Dual monitor)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1200, 1920 * 1200
    Hard Drives
    3*500 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    Plus 2x USB (160Gig each) external HDD
    BluRay & DVD Weiters
    HL-DT-ST BD-RE GGW-H20L SCSI CdRom (Bluray RW) Device
    AlViDrv BDDVDROM SCSI CdRom (Blueray) Device
    TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-H653N SCSI CdRom
    Internet Speed
    40 Meg

Dwarf

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My graphics card also requires a 6-pin auxilary power connection, which I haven't got on my PSU. However, the card also came with an adapter to convert a pair of Molex connectors from the PSU to the 6-pin connector as required by the card. If you haven't got such a connector, or there isn't one supplied with the card, you should be able get one from your local computer hardware shop.

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You will, of course, need to ensure that your PSU meets or exceeds the power requirement of the card and that it has a pair of Molex connectors free. If not, you will need a replacement PSU, in which case you should get one with the necessary connectors.
 

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Patonb

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They make adapters, as shown,
But odds are you will need a new psu. you need about 450W psu, so you really need to pop open the case and see whats in there now.
 

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