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Lara Bestie
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Is GTX 1060 graphics card compatible with an older Vostro (motherboard 0YJPT1)

I have an older Vostro running latest Win 10, with a  0YJPT1 motherboard which has a PCI Express and I am trying to add a GTX 1060 graphics cards. Have updated BIOS, turned off Secure boot, enabled legacy mode and installed the drivers  but the graphics card won't work - no input is being sent to the monitor.

What else can I try? Or is the motherboard not able to support the graphics card.

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ejn63
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RE: Is GTX 1060 graphics card compatible with an older Vostro (motherboard 0YJPT1)

Most of these require a 6- or 8-pin direct connection to the power supply -- if yours does, how are you powering it (most power supplies in Inspiron/Vostro don't have the required connector)?

Lara Bestie
Copper

RE: Is GTX 1060 graphics card compatible with an older Vostro (motherboard 0YJPT1)

Hi. The power supply was updated to a 550w with the correct connectors. It does turn on the fan initially on startup but then shuts down.

First time it was put in I got a beep and, realising nothing had been updated for a couples of years at least, I updated the BIOS ( from v06 to v12 as per Dell support for the computer). Now it turns on and then does nothing - no output to screen.

Thanks.

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speedstep
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RE: Is GTX 1060 graphics card compatible with an older Vostro (motherboard 0YJPT1)

550w is too small.  An EVGA SUPER NOVA B1 750 will work because it has the correct output maximum on the 3.3v/5v rails as well as 450W on the 12v rails.  Power supplies are not single rail units with a single spec of watts.

https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-SuperNOVA-Modular-Warranty-110-B1-0750-VR/dp/B00K85X23O

 



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Lara Bestie
Copper

RE: Is GTX 1060 graphics card compatible with an older Vostro (motherboard 0YJPT1)

That does suprise me.

It is a Corsair VS550 which is a 550W, 12v single rail. Given that it previously had a 300W basic power supply and the Graphics card is a single fan with max 120W (Theoretical), the step up in power should be plenty. The technical spec of the card indicate that a 400W (min) system should be enough to run the card.

Am I missing something?

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