I just got a new power supply for my Optiplex 7010 from evga and when I plugged everything in, the power light started blinking orange and the computer would not turn on. I put the old power supply back in, and it worked fine. I need to get a new power supply since the old one will not support my new graphics card.
For reference my 7010 is the desktop form factor and these are the specs
Intel core i5 3570 3.4ghz
12 gbs of ddr3
And the not working power supply is the evga 450w bronze 80plus
And the working power supply is the 275w that came with the computer
Thank you in advance for the help, just getting started in the computer gaming area and grateful for these forums
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When you installed the new power supply, did you connect both the 24 pin and 4 pin power connectors? The 4 pin connector is often missed by users.
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Yes, I plugged in everything, and checked multiple times. I think the problem may just be that the power supply is broken. I'm gonna try a different one and see if it works.
Thank you for the input!
@fireberd i bought a new PSU yesterday and realized the connector i was plugging into the 4 pin port was the wrong one. the first power supply i had bought had the 4+4 pin connector, and i was plugging in the wrong 4 pin connector of the two into it. i plugged the other one in and the system booted right up. thank you for the help!