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Can I connect my new graphics card to my current motherboard

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December 8, 2013 2:27:43 AM

Okay building my first gaming PC, and I am upgrading my case power supply and graphics card.
So I just Got my graphics card and it is a
nvidia geforce gtx 760 w 4 gigs of ram
it says it requires a pci express 2.0 which I know for sure is on my motherboard, but it also says that it either requires one 8 pin PCI express power connector or 2 6 pin connectors or two hard disk power connectors .
My motherboard is a H-RS880-uATX (Aloe) motherboard with the following internal connections
One opt fan connector

One cpu fan connector

Four DDR3-DIMM sockets

One 24-pin ATX power connector

One front panel header

Sata 1.0

Sata 2.0

One clear CMOS jumper

One clear password jumper

Six USB headers

One IEEE-1394 front port

One line-in connector

One front audio connector

One PCI-E x16 connector [J3]

Three PCI-E x1 connectors

One PCI-E Mini-Card connector

One PCI-E Mini-Card LED header

One SPDIF output header

One PC fan connector

One 4-pin ATX power connector

So can I connect my new card to my motherboard or do I need a new motherboard. Thank you so much anyone who will give me advice
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December 8, 2013 2:36:03 AM

It should run fine with your motherboard. Only thing I'm worried is, there's no such thing as "you can use one eight pin or two six pin connectors" to power the graphics card. Along the outer edge of the card you will find two sockets to plug in the PCIe cables. Every single pin hole has to be filled.

So you will need to have the required PCIe connector combination from the PSU to power the card. It will either be two 6-pin or one 6-pin and an 8-pin.

The only way I can be certain it will work, is if you can tell me what model of card and PSU you have, so that I can check if the PCIe connector requirement can be satisfied.
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December 8, 2013 2:36:25 AM

You can connect it to your motherboard because it has a PCI-E x16 connector. I think your talking about connecting it to your power supply.
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December 8, 2013 2:55:15 AM

Thanks the power supply I bought is the corsair cx series 600w.
huilun02 said:
It should run fine with your motherboard. Only thing I'm worried is, there's no such thing as "you can use one eight pin or two six pin connectors" to power the graphics card. Along the outer edge of the card you will find two sockets to plug in the PCIe cables. Every single pin hole has to be filled.

So you will need to have the required PCIe connector combination from the PSU to power the card. It will either be two 6-pin or one 6-pin and an 8-pin.

The only way I can be certain it will work, is if you can tell me what model of card and PSU you have, so that I can check if the PCIe connector requirement can be satisfied.


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December 8, 2013 2:57:38 AM

is the serial number the same as the model number
huilun02 said:
It should run fine with your motherboard. Only thing I'm worried is, there's no such thing as "you can use one eight pin or two six pin connectors" to power the graphics card. Along the outer edge of the card you will find two sockets to plug in the PCIe cables. Every single pin hole has to be filled.

So you will need to have the required PCIe connector combination from the PSU to power the card. It will either be two 6-pin or one 6-pin and an 8-pin.

The only way I can be certain it will work, is if you can tell me what model of card and PSU you have, so that I can check if the PCIe connector requirement can be satisfied.


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December 8, 2013 3:21:09 AM

Now I know your PSU is the CX 600w. Just need to know what graphics card you have now.

edit: Actually nevermind, your CX 600w has two PCIe 6+2 pin connectors. So you will be able to run any GTX 760.

The connectors look like this
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTYdJLNXmNJxwe6...
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December 8, 2013 3:38:18 AM

huilun02 said:
Now I know your PSU is the CX 600w. Just need to know what graphics card you have now.

edit: Actually nevermind, your CX 600w has two PCIe 6+2 pin connectors. So you will be able to run any GTX 760.

The connectors look like this
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTYdJLNXmNJxwe6...
cool, thank you so much, this all seems kind of confusing, but hopefully I will get it all hooked up properly.

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