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How do i install msi gtx 770 oc edition?

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June 18, 2013 10:42:10 AM

ok so im currently doing an out of case install and im wondering how do i install the card, i already have it in the pcix slot, but it has 2 sockets for the psu on the card.
June 18, 2013 10:46:10 AM

This must be a second thread. Are you the same guy who just asked how to uninstall this same card?

Your video card should have come with a little drawing that shows how to install it and connect the power connectors. You need both. One is a 6pin connector, the other is an 8pin connector.
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June 18, 2013 10:47:23 AM

jerreece said:
This must be a second thread / duplicate for this thread.


huh? no i only posted it once.
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June 18, 2013 10:48:23 AM

Alright, what you need is one 6 pin connector, and one 8 pin connector.

so first find the a 6 pin cable, and connect it to the 6pin connection, then find another 6 pin cable, and one 2 pin extension( which equals 8) and connect it into 8 pin connection

http://techreport.com/r.x/psus-0907/pcie-connectors.jpg
look in the picture, those are the cables you are looking for.
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June 18, 2013 10:51:41 AM

DjDafiDak said:
Alright, what you need is one 6 pin connector, and one 8 pin connector.

so first find the a 6 pin cable, and connect it to the 6pin connection, then find another 6 pin cable, and one 2 pin extension( which equals 8) and connect it into 8 pin connection

http://techreport.com/r.x/psus-0907/pcie-connectors.jpg
look in the picture, those are the cables you are looking for.

does it matter which slots the cables go into or not?
actually their is 2 8 pin slots on the card, their is a cable that has the same wire colors and is 2 2x2 cables, is that what id use?
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June 18, 2013 10:53:53 AM

p_Bassman said:
DjDafiDak said:
Alright, what you need is one 6 pin connector, and one 8 pin connector.

so first find the a 6 pin cable, and connect it to the 6pin connection, then find another 6 pin cable, and one 2 pin extension( which equals 8) and connect it into 8 pin connection

http://techreport.com/r.x/psus-0907/pcie-connectors.jpg
look in the picture, those are the cables you are looking for.

does it matter which slots the cables go into or not?


i dont understand the question, the 6pin one goes into the 6 slot, and the 6+2 one goes into the 8 one.
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June 18, 2013 10:58:28 AM

DjDafiDak said:
p_Bassman said:
DjDafiDak said:
Alright, what you need is one 6 pin connector, and one 8 pin connector.

so first find the a 6 pin cable, and connect it to the 6pin connection, then find another 6 pin cable, and one 2 pin extension( which equals 8) and connect it into 8 pin connection

http://techreport.com/r.x/psus-0907/pcie-connectors.jpg
look in the picture, those are the cables you are looking for.

does it matter which slots the cables go into or not?


i dont understand the question, the 6pin one goes into the 6 slot, and the 6+2 one goes into the 8 one.


actually on mine their is 2 2x4 slots, their is a cable with two 2x2 plugs on it with the same color wires, would that be it?
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June 18, 2013 11:00:55 AM

p_Bassman said:
DjDafiDak said:
p_Bassman said:
DjDafiDak said:
Alright, what you need is one 6 pin connector, and one 8 pin connector.

so first find the a 6 pin cable, and connect it to the 6pin connection, then find another 6 pin cable, and one 2 pin extension( which equals 8) and connect it into 8 pin connection

http://techreport.com/r.x/psus-0907/pcie-connectors.jpg
look in the picture, those are the cables you are looking for.

does it matter which slots the cables go into or not?


i dont understand the question, the 6pin one goes into the 6 slot, and the 6+2 one goes into the 8 one.


actually on mine their is 2 2x4 slots, their is a cable with two 2x2 plugs on it with the same color wires, would that be it?


The 4 pin connector is for your CPU on the motherboard if that's what you're looking at.

What Power Supply are you using? Brand & Model number.

Look at the photo DjDafiDak linked to. That shows you what PCI-E power connectors should look like.
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June 18, 2013 11:02:47 AM

yep find cables that say pci-e on them
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June 18, 2013 11:02:57 AM

The OP says they are using an MSI GTX 770 card. They do have a card with two 8pin PCI-E connectors for heavy overclocking purposes (MSI GTX 770 Lightning for example). They may actually need two 8pin connectors. Hopefully their PSU has that!
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June 18, 2013 11:07:26 AM

jerreece said:
The OP says they are using an MSI GTX 770 card. They do have a card with two 8pin PCI-E connectors for heavy overclocking purposes. They may actually need two 8pin connectors. Hopefully their PSU has that!


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
heres a picture of it go into gallery view and click on the 2nd picture on the bottom, and their is one connector that looks like an 8pin pci-e split into 2 4 pin connectors would that be it? ps my psu is an xfx pro550w
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June 18, 2013 11:23:53 AM

p_Bassman said:
jerreece said:
The OP says they are using an MSI GTX 770 card. They do have a card with two 8pin PCI-E connectors for heavy overclocking purposes. They may actually need two 8pin connectors. Hopefully their PSU has that!


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
heres a picture of it go into gallery view and click on the 2nd picture on the bottom, and their is one connector that looks like an 8pin pci-e split into 2 4 pin connectors would that be it? ps my psu is an xfx pro550w


No, 4 pin is ONLY cpu, what you need is 2x( 6+2)\ 2 x 8

i hope its not too confusing.
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June 18, 2013 11:30:49 AM

DjDafiDak said:
p_Bassman said:
jerreece said:
The OP says they are using an MSI GTX 770 card. They do have a card with two 8pin PCI-E connectors for heavy overclocking purposes. They may actually need two 8pin connectors. Hopefully their PSU has that!


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
heres a picture of it go into gallery view and click on the 2nd picture on the bottom, and their is one connector that looks like an 8pin pci-e split into 2 4 pin connectors would that be it? ps my psu is an xfx pro550w


No, 4 pin is ONLY cpu, what you need is 2x( 6+2)\ 2 x 8

i hope its not too confusing.

their is only a 6 pin and a 6x2 pin, can i get an adaptor?
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June 18, 2013 11:32:09 AM

wait i found an adaptor.
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June 18, 2013 11:53:27 AM

its a 2x4 to 2x8 adapter would that work?
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June 18, 2013 12:10:27 PM

p_Bassman said:
its a 2x4 to 2x8 adapter would that work?

Yea sure try it, dont worry, if its not working, you will just get a message on your screen saying " please connect power to GPU".
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June 18, 2013 12:25:45 PM

DjDafiDak said:
p_Bassman said:
its a 2x4 to 2x8 adapter would that work?

Yea sure try it, dont worry, if its not working, you will just get a message on your screen saying " please connect power to GPU".


yay, just tested it and it had the no bootable device detected, which means that things are working right, now to wait 2 days for the ssd to arrive. :bounce: 
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June 18, 2013 12:26:49 PM

p_Bassman said:
DjDafiDak said:
p_Bassman said:
its a 2x4 to 2x8 adapter would that work?

Yea sure try it, dont worry, if its not working, you will just get a message on your screen saying " please connect power to GPU".


yay, just tested it and it had the no bootable device detected, which means that things are working right, now to wait 2 days for the ssd to arrive. :bounce: 

=]

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June 18, 2013 12:35:44 PM

and a Chinook just did a flyover, ironic timing.
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March 27, 2014 3:17:20 AM

I thought it was appropriate to ask it here. I'm new to building pc's myself, after having it letting it done numerous of times.
Tried looking for the answer, but did not find an answer that wipes the question.

Do you need to plug in 2 cables into the PSU (pci-e section), or will one cable that splits up into a 6 & 8 pin connector do the same thing? I got the MSI Twin Frozr version btw.
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