I just got an Nvidia Geforce GFX 260 - http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-260/specifications
The specs say that the minimum power requirement is 500W.
When I plug in my gfx card, the computer boots up - I don't hear any 'abnormal' BIOS beeps, but my monitor doesn't come on.
How do I know if my system has enough power to send to the GFX card?
Or rather...does this sound like what would happen if the GFX card is not getting enough power?
I have maxed out my RAM slots - 6GB over 4 slots. I have 2 hard drives, 2 DVD Drives, 1 Network Card, and 1 USB expansion card.
Suffice it to say, I am using up a lot of the power from the PSU....so if it is that I don't have enough power, I wouldn't be surprised.
P.S. For what it's worth, the card only has 2 DVI outputs and I only have a VGA monitor - so I got a DVI-to-VGA adapter. I doubt that would cause this issue, but figured I would throw it in there just in case there is some strange quirk that I don't know about.