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17-01-2012, 03:38 PM #1
Quick Question: Two 6-pin power connectors required for Graphics Card?
So the I ordered a new Graphics Card recently and it came today. Upon opening it up and then looking inside my tower I noticed it has two slots for 6-pin power connectors and I only have one (It's an adaptor for two 4-pin connectors that came with the card). My question is this: Will the card run properly and not blow up or fry anything if I try and run it with only one 6-pin connector plugged in?
I've ordered another 6-pin so I'd just like to know whether I can put the card in now and then add the second connector when it comes or if I should wait for the second one to arrive before installing it.
The card I bought is a Nvidia GeForce GTX 560:
17-01-2012, 03:51 PM #2
While it probably won't blow it will be starved of juice and wont work. So be patient. ;)
17-01-2012, 03:56 PM #3
17-01-2012, 04:48 PM #4
17-01-2012, 04:52 PM #5
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EDIT: just saw your above post, are you sure of that? I can't see how an 850w PSU wouldn't have at least two PCI-E power connectors, let alone none.
17-01-2012, 05:08 PM #6
EDIT: Turns out I was a silly boy and didn't see the 6-pin connector that I did have. I'm now comfortably running my new card. Thanks guys!
Last edited by Joseph; 17-01-2012 at 06:16 PM.
25-01-2013, 06:13 PM #7
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182017 ) only has one six pin connector. I wonder if I could get an adapter of some sort or if I need a new PSU all together?
25-01-2013, 10:33 PM #8
You could get a 2x 4-pin Molex to 6-pin PCIe adapter, but it's not a perfect solution. Since the PSU is already anemic for a 550W PSU, I would probably recommend a new PSU instead. A good 550W PSU would actually be enough (as long as the rest of your system isn't too crazy). Like an XFX Core Edition 550W.
Last edited by Sakkura; 25-01-2013 at 10:37 PM.