Geforce 8800 gts

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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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Very Good. Anything but plugging the 4 pin plug into a 6 pin socket.. :)
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  5. 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:
  6. 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."
  7. Care to speculate about what I'm thinking? :sol:

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

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