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Motherboard Not Reading GPU

The computer I own is a Alienware x51 R2. I have owned this computer for a long time with almost no problems, however the computer is kind of old. I want to play newer games so I decided to upgrade my GPU from a 760Ti OEM to a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 FE. I have a 330 watt power supply but reading various things on the internet said that that is enough for my 1060.

I unplugged my old GPU and put in the 1060. My computer launched off onboard graphics which I thought was weird but I figured it is because I did not download drivers yet. When I downloaded the Drivers it said that I needed to restart my PC for it to finish. So I did that now my PC doesn't recognize a GPU in my system and when I try to update drivers It says that there are no compatible devices.

Any help would be appreciated. :)
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  1. That's not enough power , minimum for 1060 decent 450w with the right PCIE cables for powering the 1060 , usually a 6 pin.

    That PC uses an ADAPTER for power like a Laptop right?
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  2. Youtube does have a few videos of people the used the FE 1060 in it.
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  3. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    That's not enough power , minimum for 1060 decent 450w with the right PCIE cables for powering the 1060 , usually a 6 pin.

    That PC uses an ADAPTER for power like a Laptop right?


    You are probably right about the power but the thing is my old GPU doesn't work either. I think it is a motherboard issue because the x51 uses a right angle PCIE riser so I think that might be the issue.
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    It might be the board , since some have been successful with 1060's on YouTube. Power is a little light though.
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