My CPU is the Dell XPS 410 Gaming Desktop
. Recently, I went on a venture to upgrade its from the one it was purchased with, to this graphics card
. I found out that with the current power supply, I would need a more powerful one to run the card.
I bought the APEVIA ATX-AS680W-BL 680W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready Power Supply
I opened my computer, and removed the old graphics card. I then carefully removed all of the current supply's plugs and cables, making note of how many there were. I set thew new one inside, and plugged everything back in, and then the new graphics card. With everything in place, I believed I was done, but when I would turn the computer on, it would only stay on for a second before going out again.
I opened it back up to see if I had missed anything, and I realized that there was now an empty four-pin slot that had something plugged into it before that the new power supply simply can't accommodate.
So now, I'm at an impasse. Although I know I need to have a cord plugged into that empty slot, I'm not experienced with this, and I'm not one-hundred percent sure this is the problem. It seems as though the motherboard is no longer getting sufficient power.
If that's the case, and this supply lacks the cord I need, is this supply useless for my CPU, or can something be done?
If I have left something out, please tell me.
Note: Aside from adding memory, this would be the first major upgrade for this computer. It's specs would be the ones it was purchased with.