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EVGA GTX 760 installation issues

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September 26, 2013 7:00:02 PM

I recently purchased a new Geforce gtx 760 from EVGA with ACX cooling, and im quite confused with the power supply. The card came with 2 PCI connectors, however one was a 6-pin and the other was an 8-pin. What confused me though was that at the end of the 6 pin there were 2 3-pin connectors (there were 4 slots for a pin on each connector, but only 3 of those slots per connector actually had pins), and at the end of the 8-pin, there were 2 6-pin connectors. How many of these need to be connected to the power supply? The single ends are the ones that connect to the card. Here are some pictures of what the cords looked like:

This is the 6-pin with 2 3-pin connectors:

This is the 8-pin with the 2 6-pin connectors:

Any help would be appreciated.

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September 26, 2013 7:11:37 PM
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I would appear that the card manufacturer provided you with a "kludge" ..... basically a work around in anticipation of a user not having the proper PSU. I'm not saying yours isn't adequate, Im telling you why the adapters are in the box.

Ideally, you should leave those "adapters" in the box, and connect an 8 pin cable labeled PCIE from the PSU to the 8 pin connector and the 6 pin (or more likely 6+ 2 in) and connect the 2nd cable labeled PCIE from the PSU to the other connector.

Those adaptors are for when ya have old or possibly inadequate PSU and ya use 2 Molex connectors from one cable to provide power to a PCIE adapter and then plug the adapter into the card. If I found myself in this situation, I would replace the PSU with one that had the proper cables. Ya didn't say whoich PSU ya had so I cant tell ya if it has the necessary cables.
September 26, 2013 7:53:27 PM

JackNaylorPE said:

Ideally, you should leave those "adapters" in the box, and connect an 8 pin cable labeled PCIE from the PSU to the 8 pin connector and the 6 pin (or more likely 6+ 2 in) and connect the 2nd cable labeled PCIE from the PSU to the other connector.

I do have a 6-pin PCIe connector left over from my old graphics card, however I dont think I have an 8-pin connector.

As for the PSU, the label doesnt appear to have the manufacturers name on it, all it has is their logo, which is two blue rectangles surrounded by a yellow circle, and the rectangle on the right has 3 dots on top. It does give the model name, which is ATX 760 watts.
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