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6 pin pci-express connector <---- Pls Help!!

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December 21, 2005 12:34:25 AM

Can someone please explain this too me;

1. Is the pci-express connector the 6 pin one?
2. Are they required to use a pci-express GC (ie need a PSU with it or my computer wouldnt go?
3. If no to question 3, what is the need for it and is it much of a performance difference?

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December 21, 2005 4:06:07 AM

1) yes.
2) Some cards require it - if you game, expect to need it.
3) GPU won't have enough juice so it'll turn off 3D and not play games. It may let you boot but give a warning.
December 21, 2005 4:16:02 AM

thanks. what would you recommend;

AU$125 - Thermaltake 480W Power Butterfly (unsure if has pci-x con., has disconnectable cables and fan controller)

AU$149 - Fortron FSP-AX500 Blue Storm 500W PSU (unsure if has pci-x con., NOT disconnectable cables)

AU$160 - OCZ Modstream 450W PSU (disconnectable cables, pci-x con., BTX compatible)

AU$165 - Antec 550W NeoHe (pci-x con., SLI ready)

Almost definitely upgrading to (when i get new PSU);
XFX Geforce 6800GS 256mb XXX edition

To go with my;
AMD 3200 64 bit CPU
2GB (4x 512) GeiL PC3200 Dual Channel DDR (with the blue heatspreaders)
Seagate 120GB 7200RPM
Seagate 80GB 7200RPM
Coolermaster Wavemaster Blue Edition Case
LG DVD Burner
Pioneer DVD ROM
Netgear pci wireless card
Samsung 172X LCD
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December 21, 2005 6:28:37 AM

The one thing that fishmahn didn't mention is the fact that GPU come with, or you can buy separately, a converter to change 2 standard 4-pin molex power connectors to the 6-pin PCIe one. If you're planning a new PSU, aim to get one with the connector already on (or even 2 if you want SLI), but it's not the end of the world if you don't have one.
December 21, 2005 2:34:31 PM

Any of the above would be enough power, even allowing for your planned upgrade.