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    PSU has NO 4-Pin or 6-Pin adapters!

    Hi there.

    You can probably guess what my problem is from the title. Just bought a new PC and a new GFX card with it, and the card needs some power and has a 6-pin connector for the job. However, the PSU only has these connectors:

    http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...d/Image219.jpg

    I'm guessing I need an adapter to turn whatever that is into either a female 6-pin or 4-pin connection? (The card came with a 4-pin to 6-pin adapter so either will do)

    So does anybody know of any? Or can anybody at least give me the correct names for everything so I can Google it?

    Thanks

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    See here people

    http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.php?t=106950

    he's duplicated this thread !!

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    Your PSU *only* has SATA power connectors?

    That's highly unusual. I'd be concerned that it would have enough juice to power the graphics card. Anyway, you can get SATA to Molex (straight 4-pin connectors) converters.
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    Damn, I didn't mean to make duplicate threads, I came back to check for replies and didn't see it... obviously because I was looking in two different forums :S Sorry!

    Anyway thanks for the terminology aidanjt, should help with my shopping around.

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    That pic is a SATA power connector.... If you have no 6 pin connector for your graphics card (known as PCI-E Power connector) then you may need to buy a 'proper' PSU.

    First check it has not been tucked away somewhere.
    Last edited by EtheAv8r; 04-05-2007 at 03:24 PM.
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    Be careful you don't overload your PSU. My advice would be to buy a new high quality PSU that has all these connectors, high-end graphics cards especially have certain current requirements.
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    That would be more ideal than a load of SATA connector bodging.
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    Thanks for that link amdavies, interesting product but it still requires a 4-pin Molex output from the PSU so I'd be back at square one. Am I right in assuming that it allows 2 PCI-e cards to run through one PCI-e port?

    An image of the back of the box suggests so:
    http://www.***********.net/image.php?id=1895

    Note where it says "PCI-Express Y-Cable". Can anyone clarify that? Very interested in this product if so.

    Anyway I've just ordered this adapter in the meantime:
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=20580

    Is that what I'm looking for?

    EDIT:

    Hyperlink meant to say "overclock-3d" instead of stars. Remove hyphen to get it to work. What's with the censorship?
    Last edited by Nobuo; 08-05-2007 at 01:36 PM.

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    EDIT:

    Hyperlink meant to say "overclock-3d" instead of stars. Remove hyphen to get it to work. What's with the censorship?
    don't get around the naughty word blocker.the mods don't like that. there is usually a good reason why it is blocked
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nobuo View Post
    Damn, I didn't mean to make duplicate threads, I came back to check for replies and didn't see it... obviously because I was looking in two different forums :S Sorry!

    Anyway thanks for the terminology aidanjt, should help with my shopping around.
    i have a good invention it will make me milllions it will save pages i have visited ill call it bookmark "checks" oh it exists .

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    Quote Originally Posted by alsenior View Post
    don't get around the naughty word blocker.the mods don't like that. there is usually a good reason why it is blocked
    but not always

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cozwin View Post
    i have a good invention it will make me milllions it will save pages i have visited ill call it bookmark "checks" oh it exists .
    Don't tend to bookmark every page I visit. Thanks anyway!

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    For anyone in the future who might stumble onto this thread with the same problem, the adapter I ordered (see posts above) works absolutely fine. Fast despatch too.

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