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EwokiE March 18, 2013 11:06 AM

Graphics card help issue ?.. with PCI-E
System Specs are :

750W PSU
ASROCK G31-M 2.0
Q8200 CPU

Was given this computer from a friend for my son and along with it was a GTX 260 XFX card
But this card has 2 slots for PCI-E and a small 2 pin plug next to it

Now the PSU thats in the Computer has one plug for PCI-E will it work with just the one or will i need to get another PSU ?

Help please

SugarJ March 18, 2013 11:24 AM

The card will not run without 2 PCI-E 6-pin connectors plugged in. There are adapters available to convert 2 molex 4-pin connectors to 1 6-pin connector like this: nGear 4 Pin Male Molex Power to 6 Pin PCI-E Power Adapter Cable

enaberif March 18, 2013 12:02 PM

Did I miss something?

enaberif March 18, 2013 12:03 PM

Make and model of PSU please. Hard to believe a 750w would only have 1 connector and if it does I wouldn't even use the adapter you can use to bridge molex to pci-e!

Those adapters are asking for trouble as is.

Lpfan4ever March 18, 2013 12:14 PM

Somebody made a new thread instead of a reply, heh.

SugarJ March 18, 2013 12:19 PM

Duplicate threads merged.

EwokiE March 18, 2013 01:30 PM

Yeah sorry thought it was my fault as I tried to show a picture of the system
As mod stated to me because I have less than 5 posts not able too :blarg:

Anyway ...yeah the PSU has only 1 PCI-E on it and dont fancy adding a converter from molex as I heard there not that great..
So Bought another 750W with 2 PCI-E ...well thats what supplier is stating it says this :

Artic Blue 750W Power Supply Unit PSU
12 Months Warranty
Product Info:
  • 750W ATX PC Power Supply Unit Silent fan technology
  • 24 & 20 Pin Ready
  • 3 x Sata
  • Supports all AMD and Intel PC's Dimensions: 149 x 84 x 138 (mm)
  • ROHS Compliant PSU Ratings: +3.3V = 24A +5V = 30A +12V1 = 32A +12V2 = 32A +12V3 = 32A +12V4 = 32A -12V = 0.5A +5VSB = 3.0A
Connectors Included:
  • 1 x 24 & 20 Pin Main Power
  • 1 x 8 (4+4) pin Main Power
  • 4 x Molex Power 1 x FDD Power
  • 3 x Serial ATA Power
  • 1 x 6 Pin (+2) 1x 6 Pin
Got this reply after I asked him a question about needing 2 pci-e's :

The PCI-E 6+2 pin is a connector that can be used
as an 8-pin connection, with the additonal two pins being removable so that
it can connect to a 6-pin connection. If your graphics card needs 2x 6-pin
this will be fine.
So am assuming this will be ok, yes?

enaberif March 18, 2013 02:05 PM

If your looking into buying a new PSU give us a budget and where you live?

I have never heard of "Artic Blue" and personally you don't want to mess around with crap.

clshades March 19, 2013 04:19 PM

He's right... never mess around with cheap PSU's. They could cost you the entire computer when they blow up. I've seen this so many times from Antec psu's it makes me wanna spew.

IRQ Conflict March 19, 2013 05:08 PM

Could you give us a link to the actual product page?

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