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Geforce 8800 gts

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July 22, 2010 6:56:32 PM

Hello,
can i use my geforce 8800 gts with a 450watts power supply wich do have only 4 pin connector instead of six. or shuld i wait till i get a power supply with a six pin. will i not damage the card if i try to use the 4 pin connector with this card?

thanx in advance

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July 22, 2010 7:43:05 PM

jimie2020 said:
Hello,
can i use my geforce 8800 gts with a 450watts power supply wich do have only 4 pin connector instead of six. or shuld i wait till i get a power supply with a six pin. will i not damage the card if i try to use the 4 pin connector with this card?

thanx in advance


Yes, you may damage the card. The 4 pins have what voltages associated with each pin?? You shouldn't care, it's just already the wrong plug for the card. Get the correct power supply.
July 22, 2010 7:50:07 PM

Well, you could try a 4 pin to 6 pin adapter. I have the 8800GTS and it came with the adapter. All the leads from the PSU are 12v. except the 20/24 pin main power connector which supplys any other voltages to the MB voltage regulators that may be need (3.5, +5v etc.). PSU Sata connectors supply both 12v and 5v to include reduced power for suspended states..

Note: The extra two pins on a 12v 6 pin connector are added grounding pins for better 12v stability, not more 12v power.
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July 22, 2010 8:15:33 PM

Very Good. Anything but plugging the 4 pin plug into a 6 pin socket.. :) 
July 22, 2010 8:16:06 PM

I get to teach Tigsounds something instead of him always teaching me a lot of great things? 8)
July 22, 2010 8:17:01 PM

tigsounds said:
Very Good. Anything but plugging the 4 pin plug into a 6 pin socket.. :) 


:o  Yeah my motherboard saw works well for this kind of thing, :lol: 
July 22, 2010 8:21:43 PM

badge said:
:o  Yeah my motherboard saw works well for this kind of thing, :lol: 


Aw.. now you're going to make me blush...

I just could see it too clearly....

"Gee, I have to leave 2 pins vacant.. which way to go, leave these two open, or those two open.. decisions, decisions,, well, here goes nothing .... Bang! oops, I guess it was the other two."
July 22, 2010 8:26:49 PM

Care to speculate about what I'm thinking? :sol: 

July 22, 2010 8:35:08 PM

badge said:
Care to speculate about what I'm thinking? :sol: 

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July 22, 2010 8:40:55 PM

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