Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-03-2005, 09:05 PM   #1
Fully Optimized
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,887
Default Power Supply Cord Shortage!

Hey guys.

I've run into a bit of a problem... Right now, I have a 450 watt power supply powering my computer, and it is running just fine, but I ordered a new video card (Gigabyte 6600 GT AGP 8x) and I noted that it needed a 4 pin power connector... Well, I've run out of them, because I'm powering 2 CD-ROM drives, 2 HDD's, and 2 fans (one has a "through" connection). I have no more 4 pin power left, so what should I do? I know you can get those SATA to 4 pin power cord converters, but are these good? I can disable one of my CD-ROM drives for a while, but at some point I'd like to get it back... Any thoughts on this? Also, how can you check the stress on your power supply? I don't want to run mine with too many things on it, but my system is stable right now. I can't find anything about it with SiSoftware SANDRA or the BIOS. Is there anything you can download that monitors it?

Thanks for your help!

-Jamxx
__________________

Jamxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2005, 09:43 PM   #2
Golden Master
 
Tommy Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 8,463
Send a message via Yahoo to Tommy Boy
Default Re: Power Supply Cord Shortage!

I believe you can buy y-adapters that turn one molex connector into two molex connectors...search around google
__________________

__________________
When all else fails...Ham Radio!

I still have the same old HP DV9700T laptop I've had for years...still kickin'
Tommy Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2005, 12:39 AM   #3
Daemon Poster
 
mini_2003's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 600
Default Re: Power Supply Cord Shortage!

i think you are looking for something like this

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...101-203&depa=0
__________________
Intel Pentium 4 Prescott 3.2Ghz HT Technology.......Intel 875PBZ Motherboard........PCMARK 4571
1 GB Corsair XMS PC 3200 RAM.......Coolermaster Dual Storm 80mm Case Fan
Western Digital 36.7GB Raptor 10K Hard Drive + Western Digital 160GB SATA Hard Drive.......Antec Cyclone Speeze Cooler
Windows XP Home Edition........NEC ND-3520A 16X DVD Burner........LG 16X DVD-ROM
17" Monitor.......MSI 6600GT AGP 8X........Aspire 520W 12V Black Triple Fan Aluminum Power Supply
mini_2003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2005, 01:18 AM   #4
Fully Optimized
 
Mental Liberator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,035
Send a message via AIM to Mental Liberator
Default Re: Power Supply Cord Shortage!

yes, that exactly!

what company is your PSU? if its antec or thermaltake you should be just fine with a 450W
__________________
www.treasuretrooper.com/72560
Check it out, legit cash just from surveys.
Mental Liberator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2005, 01:24 AM   #5
Daemon Poster
 
mini_2003's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 600
Default Re: Power Supply Cord Shortage!

now if you really wanna make it look good in the process http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...183-046&depa=0

btw, if you go to newegg and press all categories and then go to cables and then POWER SPLITTERS they have 6 you can choose from
__________________
Intel Pentium 4 Prescott 3.2Ghz HT Technology.......Intel 875PBZ Motherboard........PCMARK 4571
1 GB Corsair XMS PC 3200 RAM.......Coolermaster Dual Storm 80mm Case Fan
Western Digital 36.7GB Raptor 10K Hard Drive + Western Digital 160GB SATA Hard Drive.......Antec Cyclone Speeze Cooler
Windows XP Home Edition........NEC ND-3520A 16X DVD Burner........LG 16X DVD-ROM
17" Monitor.......MSI 6600GT AGP 8X........Aspire 520W 12V Black Triple Fan Aluminum Power Supply
mini_2003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2005, 10:44 AM   #6
Daemon Poster
 
ardy89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 1,359
Send a message via MSN to ardy89
Default Re: Power Supply Cord Shortage!

Ur card will more than likely cum with a y adapter!! I'd still buy one to make sure!!
__________________
Amd athlon xp 3200+
1gb dual channell geil
aopen 6800gt ALL SUBMERGED
Abit an7 guru
80Gb HDD, 200 Gb sata HDD
ardy89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2005, 10:53 AM   #7
Golden Master
 
Tommy Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 8,463
Send a message via Yahoo to Tommy Boy
Default Re: Power Supply Cord Shortage!

Quote:
Originally Posted by mini_2003
now if you really wanna make it look good in the process http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...183-046&depa=0

btw, if you go to newegg and press all categories and then go to cables and then POWER SPLITTERS they have 6 you can choose from
that one kicks ass....you should buy that....
__________________
When all else fails...Ham Radio!

I still have the same old HP DV9700T laptop I've had for years...still kickin'
Tommy Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2005, 06:53 PM   #8
Baseband Member
 
golfreak923's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 21
Default Re: Power Supply Cord Shortage!

480 watt is fine...for the longest time i had a hd..two cd drives...14 fans...and everything else all on a 300 w... for 2-3 bucks you can purchase a new molex connector...dont worry about too much draw on the power supply
golfreak923 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2005, 07:07 PM   #9
Fully Optimized
 
Mental Liberator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,035
Send a message via AIM to Mental Liberator
Default Re: Power Supply Cord Shortage!

14 fans.....................


is that a typo?
__________________
www.treasuretrooper.com/72560
Check it out, legit cash just from surveys.
Mental Liberator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2005, 10:37 AM   #10
Golden Master
 
Tommy Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 8,463
Send a message via Yahoo to Tommy Boy
Default Re: Power Supply Cord Shortage!

Quote:
Originally Posted by golfreak923
...14 fans...
are you serious??
__________________

__________________
When all else fails...Ham Radio!

I still have the same old HP DV9700T laptop I've had for years...still kickin'
Tommy Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0