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4 pin molex to 6pin pci-e

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December 6, 2006 10:56:00 PM

does anyone know what the layout would be on a two 4 pin molex too 6pin pci-e ??

basically
if you had the 6 pin adapter in your hand,looking at the back of the connector, what colour cables would be on the top left, middle, right, bottom left, bottom middle, bottom right?????

i bought a bfg 7800 gtx oc and theres no 4 pin to 6 pin adapter.. its used.. ugh.. and so i went to he computer store bought the adapter, but the pins wont fit

on my cable ive got
square, square, circle
circle, circle, square

on the 7800 gtx

it is
square, circle (the rest are the same)


This is driivng me nuts.

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December 7, 2006 12:12:06 AM

do you know the layout of the standard pci 6 pin?
where do the 12 v lines go into the pci 6 pin from the 2, 4 pin peripheral?> Im going to make my own.
December 7, 2006 1:06:25 AM

I believe the bottom 3 pins are not used at all... cant rem the top config tho, think it used 2x 12v

Yes there is an adapter u can get buuut...
Chances are, if u need an adapter it means your psu didnt come with a 6pin. That also means your psu may not cope.

I had the same prob when i got my 1950XT. So i bit the bullet and managed to get a 650W for around 100US
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December 7, 2006 1:12:34 AM

For those of you interested in building your own 2, 4 pin molex to pci-e 6 pin
http://www.spodesabode.com/content/article/pciepower/2
took me an hour to find this website... but im glad I did.. saved me time.. also found some specs on a enermax that also said the bottom pins were used for 12v power.

I had mine built before I found it, but I wasn't sure where the 12V rails connected.

Anyway, for future reference, when looking at your cards 6 pin pci-e, the two bottom pins (on the far left, and on the far right) are for 12V in, while the rest are for ground.

also this has nothing to do with my PSU. This has to do with adapting 4 pins to 6 pins ;) .

anyway Ill let you guys know if I blow up my video card.
December 7, 2006 2:05:08 AM

They only fit one way dude.Even my 9 year old daughter figured that out.LOL.

Dahak

primary gaming rig
AMD X2-4400+@2.4 S-939
EVGA NF4 SLI MB
2X EVGA 7800GT CO IN SLI
2X1GIG DDR IN DC MODE
WD300GIG HD
EXTREME 19IN.MONITOR 1280X1024
ACE 520WATT PSU
COOLERMASTER MINI R120

secondary gaming rig
GYGABYTE MB AGP
AMD X2 3800+ S-939
2X512 DDR IN DC MODE
X1650PRO 512 AGP
17IN.MONITOR
MAXTOR 120GIG HD
450WATT PSU
December 7, 2006 3:21:06 AM

hey dude its actaully different.. its so weird.. trust me I was pissed when Isaw this too.

Quote:
They only fit one way dude.Even my 9 year old daughter figured that out.LOL.

Dahak

primary gaming rig
AMD X2-4400+@2.4 S-939
EVGA NF4 SLI MB
2X EVGA 7800GT CO IN SLI
2X1GIG DDR IN DC MODE
WD300GIG HD
EXTREME 19IN.MONITOR 1280X1024
ACE 520WATT PSU
COOLERMASTER MINI R120

secondary gaming rig
GYGABYTE MB AGP
AMD X2 3800+ S-939
2X512 DDR IN DC MODE
X1650PRO 512 AGP
17IN.MONITOR
MAXTOR 120GIG HD
450WATT PSU
December 7, 2006 1:00:08 PM

Oh really.Well then I would take it back to the store you got it from and tell them to give you the proper connection.Goodluck.

Dahak
December 7, 2006 2:01:54 PM

Quote:
Oh really.Well then I would take it back to the store you got it from and tell them to give you the proper connection.Goodluck.

Dahak


well i built my own. it worked. except i think my video card doesnt want to run... blah.
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