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DingoSally
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Where's the Power cord for new graphics card?

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I'm trying to install a new graphics card. I have it in the pcie but there is also a 6 pin for a power cable on the gpu. There isn't any 6pin cables from the psu. However there are 2 empty cables labeled P4 and P5, but I don't know what kind of cables there are. Does anyone know what the empty cables are in the 500-223w? Are they sata cables? If so, do I just need an adapter from sata to 6 pin to power the gpu? Thank you for time and help. I am totally clueless here. 

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@DingoSally,

So that others can follow along with this inquiry, here are the specs on your computer.

 

The factory 300W PSU does not support a PCIE GPU (card).  You need to purchase a suitable PSU that has PCIE power plugs (usually 6+2 design). It will also need to supply sufficient wattage to handle the unspecified GPU. So now is the time to state what card you bought.

 

Not sure where your heading with this ungrade, but the stock I3-4130 CPU is a tad light for gaming.

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@DingoSally,

So that others can follow along with this inquiry, here are the specs on your computer.

 

The factory 300W PSU does not support a PCIE GPU (card).  You need to purchase a suitable PSU that has PCIE power plugs (usually 6+2 design). It will also need to supply sufficient wattage to handle the unspecified GPU. So now is the time to state what card you bought.

 

Not sure where your heading with this ungrade, but the stock I3-4130 CPU is a tad light for gaming.

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Custom Asus Z97D, I7-4790k, 16GB RAM, WIN10 Pro 64bit, ZOTAC GTX1080 AMP Extreme 3 fan 8GB RAM, 500GB SSD, Asus PB287 4k monitor, Rosewill Blackhawk case and 750W OCZ PSU.

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GeForce GTX 750ti Windforce 4gb

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013WAL3AU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

From what I've been reading, I think I just need a Sata 15pin to PCI-E 6pin power cable adapter?

 

I think the free cables in my computer are Sata 15pin. 

 

Two unrelated people assured me this gpu was compatible with the Pavilion 500-223w, and that the psu would work. One said they had the card installed and working on their computer.

 

Thanks for you time and help. I really appreciate it! 

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I took computer to a shop, and he replaced the PSU with a 500w with the pcie plug. My nephew is now able to run Steam games on higher resolutions without lag. Thank you!

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