Hi, I got a second hand gtx480 gpu card today and I wasted no time fitting it to my m/board (p5n32-e sli).
There is 2 power connectors on top of the card, a 6 pin and an 8 pin. i Have a zalaman 750w hybrid modular psu and I connected the fixed 6 pin to the card. The 8 pin is of the modular type, It was already attached to the psu so I proceeded to connect it to the 8-pin socket on the card.
I fired up the pc but got no display on the screen, then I got a sudden strong electrical burning smell! I cut the power immediately and had a brief look at what could be the issue. Basically the 8-pin connector cable is a 6 to 8 pin wire and the 6 pin end was plugged into a SATA power port on the psu and not the 8-pin pci-e port!
I did not get a chance to change the wires after this as had to go to work.
Is it likely I have fried my gpu card from doing this?