Question about Upgrading my Computer with Current Motherboard

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  1. Posts : 27,526
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1
       #31

    That is pretty good. We usually recommend only having the new drive connected when loading Windows, which this does infer.

    Here is the TenForums tutorial. See it recommends you disable Secure boot and Fast Boot in BIOS. It should see your boot media.

    As you are using Asus board you really don't have to change boot order, right below it in BIOS will be boot override. This is a one time boot location. You can point to USB of DVD, boot, load windows and when it next boots it will go back to the normal boot order.


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  2. Posts : 45
    Windows 10
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       #32

    Awesome, thank you! I will use that guide instead.

    Also, quick question: I just opened up my video card (it looks awesome, btw ), and noticed there were no CDs or anything inside. Will it prompt me to install drivers and any programs it needs when I install the card or do I need to go somewhere to find stuff? Is it just drivers I would need to install?

    Thanks!
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  3. Posts : 27,526
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1
       #33

    I would expect windows will install the driver for this modern card. Not sure if it will grab all the software like GeForce experience.

    Maybe another member could comment.

    Always good to have drivers / software on hand.

    Once you are up you can check driver version.

    If you want to update to what you downloaded I would run DDU first to wipe all old drivers ( and software) and then install package from Nvidia. EVGA may also have links to packages.

    https://www.wagnardsoft.com/

    (Going from memory, you did get an Nvidia based card, correct? )
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  4. Posts : 45
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #34

    Thanks for the help. I got an EVGA Geforce GTX 1070ti. Is it considered Nvidia based if it is from EVGA?
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  5. Posts : 853
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 build 19043.1706
       #35

    Aemon said:
    Thanks for the help. I got an EVGA Geforce GTX 1070ti. Is it considered Nvidia based if it is from EVGA?
    Yes it indeed is.
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  6. Posts : 45
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    Thread Starter
       #36

    So, I installed my RAM and all of that worked well. Came upon a problem when installing the GTX 1070 ti. Looks like my PCI cables are an 8 pin and a 6 pin, where the card needs two 8 pin connectors. Can I just buy an adapter for that?

    The card says it needs 500W from the power supply and I have a 600W power supply, so I am guessing I should be alright there?

    Thanks!
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  7. Posts : 27,526
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1
       #37

    Not sure on first question.

    I would get a power calculator and see how close you are running to your 600W supply especially if you have any Overclocks on.

    http://www.coolermaster.com/power-supply-calculator/

    Lets see if another member with a high end graphic card can shed light on first question.
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  8. Posts : 27,526
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1
       #38

    Could you post the actual model number for card. I wanted to see manual.
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  9. Posts : 7,710
    3-Win-7Prox64 3-Win10Prox64 3-LinuxMint20.2
       #39

    Aemon said:
    So, I installed my RAM and all of that worked well. Came upon a problem when installing the GTX 1070 ti. Looks like my PCI cables are an 8 pin and a 6 pin, where the card needs two 8 pin connectors. Can I just buy an adapter for that?

    The card says it needs 500W from the power supply and I have a 600W power supply, so I am guessing I should be alright there?
    Thanks!
    Hi,
    You're better off using two vga cables from the power supply not an adapter/ splitter ...
    I'm assuming by adapter you mean molex to 8-6 pin vga some gpu's do come with one but is not ideal I believe my evga 980 came with one for a single molex
    Can't find one like that but here's one for just 8 pin to molex I suppose you'd need another for 6 pin to molex too
    6 inch 2 x Molex 4 pin to 8-Pin PCI Express Video Card Pci-e Converter Cable - Molex to Pcie 8 pin Adapter - Newegg.com
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  10. Posts : 45
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #40

    Thank you all for the help!

    I would get a power calculator and see how close you are running to your 600W supply especially if you have any Overclocks on.

    http://www.coolermaster.com/power-supply-calculator/

    Lets see if another member with a high end graphic card can shed light on first question.
    I will play around with that and see what it tells me. Thank you!

    Edit: After tying this out (doing my best at least!) it looks like I would need around 485 W of power, which I should have more than enough of.

    Could you post the actual model number for card. I wanted to see manual.
    I think this is what you are looking for: 08G-P4-6678-KR
    Here is the card I bought: EVGA - Products - EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FTW ULTRA SILENT GAMING, 08G-P4-6678-KR, 8GB GDDR5, ACX 3.0 - 08G-P4-6678-KR


    If that isn't what you mean, just let me know and I will look for the right number.

    Hi,
    You're better off using two vga cables from the power supply not an adapter/ splitter ...
    I'm assuming by adapter you mean molex to 8-6 pin vga some gpu's do come with one but is not ideal I believe my evga 980 came with one for a single molex
    Can't find one like that but here's one for just 8 pin to molex I suppose you'd need another for 6 pin to molex too
    6 inch 2 x Molex 4 pin to 8-Pin PCI Express Video Card Pci-e Converter Cable - Molex to Pcie 8 pin Adapter - Newegg.com
    Ok, so just to be sure I understand, I would use these adapters instead of the PCI 6 pin to 8 pin adapter? The one you listed would connect to another of the types of cables coming out of my power supply? So I would just get 2 of what you listed, correct? (The card needs 2, 8 pin PCI connections)

    Just for comparison, here is what I bought to try and fix it: Amazon.com: Cable Matters (2-Pack) 6-Pin PCIe to 8-Pin PCIe Adapter Power Cable - 4 Inches: Home Audio Theater

    I am happy to get the Molex connectors though if that is better!

    Thank you all again for all the time you've put into helping me with all of this!
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