I recently bought the Radeon RX 480 G1 and noticed that the power connecter had 8 pins instead of 6. My PSU is a little old, it's a Gigabyte GE-C420A-C2, 350W, and it has only a single 6 pin power cable. If i get an adapter, will I be able to run the card?
The card currently doesn't work. I've flashed my BIOS to rhe latest version, I've used DDU, used the included disc, but the fans on the card don't spin, the card however lights up, but thats with the mobo power. I've tried HDMI and DVI but I always get no signal, and I have to use integrated graphics. The card doesn't show up in device manager. My mobo is a Gigabyte GA-H55-UD3H. Please tell me if I need to get a new PSU, or whatever is the problem causing my card to not work.
EDIT Just my specs:
CPU: i5 661 quad core
GPU: went back to using the nVidia GTS 250 (want to use the Radeon RX 480 G1)
Disks: 1 HDD and 1 optical drive
PSU: mentioned above
MOBO: mentioned above
EDIT: I bought a new PSU today, the corsair VS550, but I'm still having the same issue! I'm currently on integrated graphics, but if u plug in the 6+2, and try to boot, the fans spin at max speed while the "FAN STOP" LED comes on. No display, but I still get a Post-error singe beep, signifying a successful boot. I'm starting to think the card's broken, but could it possibly be anything else??
The GPU isn't recognised by the computer in device manager, and I am currently not using ANY display driver, only the Basic Display Driver.
EDIT: OK, so today I tested my card in my friend's new computer. It worked like a dream. It appears my motherboard is way too old for a card like this. I'm going to get his motherboard, the one I tested the card on, because he is getting a new motherboard too. This should solve my problem.