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4PIN to 6PIN adaptor

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February 15, 2007 3:31:43 PM

Didn't realize my graphics card needed a 6pin power supply as my previous cards ran off the motherboard. I have seen adaptors online for 4pin to 6 pin.. is it better to get the 2X4PIN to 6PIN or is it ok to just use the 4PIN to 6PIN. I think my PSU is fine as it is 500W rated at 28A or so on the 12V rail (in my limitied knowledge)

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February 15, 2007 3:33:08 PM

I have never seen a single 4 pin molex to 6 pin PCI-e plug. Being that all retail cards ship with a dual 4 pin molex to 6 pin PCI-e plug, I would go with that.

Underpowering the card would likely cause crashes at unconvienent times.
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February 15, 2007 4:30:56 PM

I'm in the same situation... an HIS X1950 Pro AGP requires a 6-pin power connection, and the video connection on my 460W PSU is 4-pin. I had been looking at the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16812189120, but the reviews make me a bit worried. Let us know what you decide to go with, and how it works out.
February 15, 2007 5:44:42 PM

Ok I'm going to order the 2X4pin to 6PIN.. I'll let you know how it goes.. may be a week though since I can't seem to find it at any retailers
February 18, 2007 4:54:22 PM

It did not work... the connector actually did not fit snuggly and I think maybe my PSU doesn't have enough power. Wouldn't buy it.
February 22, 2007 6:27:45 AM

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It did not work... the connector actually did not fit snuggly and I think maybe my PSU doesn't have enough power. Wouldn't buy it.

Which actual product did you try?
February 22, 2007 3:53:08 PM

the 2X4 PIN to 6PIN. I would look at the 4 to 6 as an option but first of course make sure your PSU has 30 AMPs (or close) on the 12 volt rail and the X1950 PRO supposedly really needs it.
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