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Compatible power supply with GTX 1070 (+RAM/Motherboard question)

Hello!

First Graphics card question: I want to connect a GTX 1070 and I was wondering if it is possible with my power supply which unfortunately is old now. If it is, even if it's not ideal, I'd really like to hear it. I'm not familiar with PC specs so the more detailed the answer is the better. This will be the first time I'll be putting together PC components since I was a kid so I'd really appreciate clear instructions.
My power supply is the Silent Pro Gold 600w (http://www.coolermaster.com/powersupply/silent-pro-gold/silent-pro-gold-600w/). I fear that I will have an issue connecting the connectors from what very little I understand. I know 600w is enough but my issue is if the available connectors are compatible with the graphics card. This is my MAIN issue for now, the RAM is something I'm more curious about right now rather than need it solved.

On to the RAM question (skip to the end if you don't want to read about the problem and just want the question):
A while back, I had wanted to upgrade the RAM my computer came with (4 GB at the time). I wanted to get 16GB of ram for my system. I think at the time I had bought two 8GB sticks. Long story short however, I came across a really weird problem that I couldn't find a solution online at the time:
While my motherboard has four RAM slots, if I tried to insert more than 2GB of RAM into one slot, the computer wouldn't boot. For example, if I inserted just one 8GB stick, the computer wouldn't load, but if I inserted 4x2GB sticks (for the maximum of the same RAM), only then the computer would boot. I tried various combinations and different RAM sticks without success. So I eventually just replaced my newly bought sticks with two extra 2GB ram sticks so I could get the maximum of 8, which was better than nothing and obviously a great improvement over my previous 4GB.

Unfortunately, I'm not that familiar with system specs in order to be able to find out what the problem is myself. I imagine it is a compatibility problem, but I do not have the knowledge in order to be able to tell what I should be looking for by looking at my motherboard's specifications. So my question is, what should I be looking for when buying RAM? Is it even possible to get more than 8 for my system? What specifications should I be looking for? My motherboard is this:
http://www.foxconnchannel.com/ProductDetail.aspx?T=motherboard&U=en-us0000520 (you can probably tell it's getting on in years but I cannot afford an entirely new rig so I'm upgrading little by little).

All I can tell is that is SAYS it supports a maximum of 32 GB, but obviously, I'm missing something. I figure it's this part: '1600(IVB)/1333/1066' that should be telling me, but honestly I'm still a bit lost and I think at the time I had tried to upgrade I had also tried using these as a guide but still failed. Maybe because newer RAMs only come in different specs and I couldn't find ones exactly like that? Any clarification would be a lot of help.

The more specific you can be about what I should be looking for, the better.

Thank you and please let me know if I should move the topic somewhere else!
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  1. 1. 600 is good enough for your components assuming it is still performing. However, old PSU may lack support for new GPU. Get a good PSU for your 1070's sake.

    2. Buy ram in a pack, not 2 seperate sticks. For 2x8gb, get this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Motherboard: Foxconn - H67M-V Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
    Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Tactical Tracer 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($109.83 @ Amazon)
    Total: $109.83
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-18 19:03 EDT-0400

    You can also do 4x4 or 2x8 using this website :) Your MB can support up to 32GB
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  2. Thanks for replying. However, did you check if the power supply has the right wires/connectors that I will be able to connect to the graphics card? I wasn't asking if 600W is enough as I already know it is.
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  3. what is your 1070 model? detailed info please.
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  4. vapour said:
    what is your 1070 model? detailed info please.


    It's the GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming card:
    https://www.gigabyte.com/Graphics-Card/GV-N1070G1-GAMING-8GD-rev-10#kf

    If it's not compatible I might have time to cancel my order as it's coming tomorrow most likely. But I'd really rather not if there's a way to make it work.
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  5. Dude, it is 8gb....
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  6. yes, it only needs a 8pin, which is 6+2 pin cable for the PSU
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  7. vapour said:
    yes, it only needs a 8pin, which is 6+2 pin cable for the PSU


    Yah, 8 sorry I was typing fast. Are you super sure? I remind you I have no idea what those numbers mean :(. Can you point out what tells you that it's compatible in the psu and graphics card pages? Sorry for the trouble.
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  9. vapour said:


    Thank you, that is a huge help as I'll be going by visual reference when connecting the card. Is there a chance that those connectors are already occupied by something else? Those are only available for the graphics card? Looking at my PC right now, I'm not 100% I see the 6+2pin shown.
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  10. Do you have the remaining cables of the PSU?
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  11. vapour said:


    Nevermind I found it! I'm so happy! Thank you so much! I feel so relieved now :'D
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  12. However, I strongly recommend you get a new PSU when you have the money:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Power Supply: SeaSonic - 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£67.10 @ Alza)
    Total: £67.10
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-19 00:52 BST+0100
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  13. vapour said:
    However, I strongly recommend you get a new PSU when you have the money:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Power Supply: SeaSonic - 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£67.10 @ Alza)
    Total: £67.10
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-19 00:52 BST+0100


    Yes, I understand that eventually I will need to upgrade more, but I'm doing it one piece at a time. This graphics card is the most expensive thing I have bought since buying my whole PC years ago and trust me it's the exception in spending so much :P. Is it just because the psu is years old that I should upgrade or is there another reason like ruining the card? I figured I'd stay with that one as long as I meet requirements for components?
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  14. How old is that PSU? Make sure next thing you buy is PSU :)
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  15. Just a possibility PSU breaks down badly may damage other components.
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  16. vapour said:
    Just a possibility PSU breaks down badly may damage other components.


    It is...over 6 years old now D:. I know that's ancient by PC standards but knock on wood it has worked fine until now so I hadn't even thought about replacing it since I cannot really afford to now :/ . But yes I imagine the next thing to replace for safety's sake would be the PSU, definitely. What are the signs of a failing PSU? You've been a great help so you don't have to respond now that my main issue has been answered, I can just google it later.
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  17. weird noise, sudden shutdown/black screen etc. Hope it can last several months longer :)
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