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Old 01-22-2011, 03:14 AM   #1
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Default GTX570 Gigabyte nvidia Graphics card - dual 6 Pin connector problem

I just bought one Gigabyte nvidia GTX 570 graphics card. Seems like I have a small problem...




This takes dual 6 pin connectors from power supply to the card and I only have one what do i do for the second one?



I have connected one but not sure how I should connect the second 6 pin connector.

The graphics card also came with two 6 pin connectors but I don't seem to find space for the other end of the connector (in white, second portion of the image).

What to do?
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Old 01-22-2011, 12:47 PM   #2
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plug the two white connecters into your power supply and plug the black 6 pin into the video card. They both need to be plugged into the card for it to work.
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Old 01-22-2011, 04:42 PM   #3
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Yes I know...but for the white connector (see it has two connectors and one 6 pin) I can only plug one of the white connector not the second one because there is no space/no more connectors for me to plug in the white one with the power supply. It only had one for me to put in
That's why I am confused..not sure what to do?
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Old 01-22-2011, 05:40 PM   #4
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you probably need a new power supply...do you know what one you have now?
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Power supply is ATX 620 I have got..
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Power supply is ATX 620 I have got..
You need a new power supply. Unless you buy a molex splitter. What model PSU do you have? ATX is the form factor.
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In the MODEL: it said ATX 620.
If I get a molex splitter it will work in that case? I mean I am not sure if I would then have space for them?
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620 is most likely the wattage. and that should be more than enough. but what do you have plugged in to be using all the 4 pin connectors? how many are there on that power supply?
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for the white ones only one..and the actual 6 pin connector one too so I am short here..
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In the MODEL: it said ATX 620.
If I get a molex splitter it will work in that case? I mean I am not sure if I would then have space for them?
Looks like you have a generic power supply. You should purchase a new one. You don't want to risk your computer frying up.

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620 is most likely the wattage. and that should be more than enough. but what do you have plugged in to be using all the 4 pin connectors? how many are there on that power supply?
Wattage isn't everything. He needs a certain amount of amps on the 12v rail. His power supply seems to be generic so I doubt it can supply what the card needs. A new PSU purchase will be needed.



I recommend this Newegg.com - XIGMATEK ACXTNRP-PC602 600W ATX12V Ver.2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply


Xigmatek makes great power supplies and this won't hurt your wallet too much.
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A new PSU? oh nooo... $60 spent on nothing..
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What are the rest of the computer specs. Is is prebuilt (compaq, dell, HP, etc) or is it a custom built computer? How many of the white connectors (aka 4 pin molex) are coming out of the power supply (total not just available) and what are they connected to? You may be able to get a splitter for it to and connect a couple of fans on the same one instead of buying a whole new power supply as long as that one can handle running everything.

That card under load uses about 330w though so it may be better to get a better power supply anyways depending on the rest of stuff running off of it. It would be a shame to fry anything in your computer because of skimping on the power supply. Honestly though it really depends on what your computer specs actually are and the actual specs of your power supply.
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I have got the new coolermaster 700W power supply because I checked and felt that the generic power supply that I have may not last long
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I have got the new coolermaster 700W power supply because I checked and felt that the generic power supply that I have may not last long
Good man. When it comes in, just plug everything to the appropriate end and you're good to go. I personally would have gone with that Xigmatek PSU. CoolerMaster power supplies are hit and miss.
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Sorry...thats the only one they had that in my budget and I think should do the work as well and should last long for a couple of years at least.
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