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Quick pci-e 6-pin conector question. Please Help!

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August 2, 2007 7:27:10 PM

I am building my first system and most of my parts showed up today. I am looking at my Ultra XVS 600w PSU and I noticed that the 6-pin pci-e connector looks wrong. Here is a picture.

Shouldn't there be a sixth pin in the connector? I was also wondering why two wires are going into the lower center hole. If anybody could help me out it would be greatly appreciated.

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August 3, 2007 1:36:25 AM

It's messed up, you should have one wire per plug. That plug that has two wires in it obviously got the wire intended for the upper plug.
August 3, 2007 2:07:03 AM

Your connector is correct. There is no wire in that location, and the 2 wires in the lower pin is also correct.
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August 3, 2007 2:13:39 AM

What? All 3 power supplies I have here have a wire in each pin connector.
August 3, 2007 2:17:53 AM

My Antec is wired exactly like the one he is showing, and it's running a 8800 GTS.
August 3, 2007 2:23:11 AM

I can take pics of two of them, I don't wanna power down this pc just to take a pic of it. Also, for shits and giggles I checked out Newegg's pics of psu's and all the ones that I looked at that show a clear pic have it the way I described.
August 3, 2007 2:25:48 AM

Regardless, his power supply is correct.
August 3, 2007 2:39:41 AM

August 3, 2007 2:47:15 AM

Here's one from a Thermaltake 700w psu.
August 3, 2007 2:48:55 AM

Here's one from a 1000w FSP psu.
August 3, 2007 3:31:40 AM

gcolefla, your connector is right, and it will work.
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August 3, 2007 4:42:29 AM

That psu is a POS, go back and get yourself a better brand.

August 3, 2007 7:07:30 AM

You don't need this pin I guess. Since a few people have the same and it's working I guess it's ok...
August 3, 2007 11:02:23 AM

Tbonius said:
gcolefla, your connector is right, and it will work.

It may work, but it is obviously not correct. I found 10+ more pictures with wires in each pin on newegg, but not a single one that loos like the pics the op posted.
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August 3, 2007 1:31:17 PM

According to a review is says this:

* Sleeping Beauty Modular cables
* Flex-Force wiring
* Single 35A 12V rail
* Quiet
* Rugged good looks
* Good stability
* Great efficiency up to 75% load
* Decent ripple

* Waking Ugly No 3.3V line on the SATA
* PCI-e uses one molex pin to power three 12V lines
* Only two SATA connectors
* Full load efficiency tanks
* Low PF
* No EPS 8 pin
* No SLI support

August 3, 2007 4:37:33 PM

Well thanks for all of your input. It seems like that cable will work it just looked kind of strange.

Oh and I know that that power supply is not a very trusted brand but I am giving them a shot. I think it is actually a nice looking psu. Plus I am only building a midrange system. I probably only need half of the wattage. Well thanks again
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August 3, 2007 5:26:06 PM

Just additional info. Top row is +12v, Bottom Row of 3 pins are all Rturns (Gnd). On video card Pins 4,5,&6 are prabably shorted togetter, and pins 1,2,and 3 are probably shorted togetter, Woluld only make a difference if the 3 +12V pins use more than one rail.
Just received my X1950XT yesterday evening. PS has two PCI-e 6 pin connectors. P5 has V3 +12 only, while p4 has V1 +12v. The Vidcard supplied a 6 Pin adaptor - Only has 3 Wires into pci-e connector ( one +12 and 2 Return lines. Pins 2, 3,and 6 are open.
August 3, 2007 5:56:52 PM

Thanks for the clarification.