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EVGA 9600GT and PSU issue!

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January 25, 2009 2:39:45 AM

Hey guys! I need some dire help, no one has been able to help me out since December, so, I'm counting on you guys! Alright I'll cut to the chase and skip the intro for ya'll.

Ok, here's the issue. I ordered an Nvidia eVGA 9600 GT from Newegg around Christmas time. I know for a fact it's not DoA as it is sitting in my case with its fan howling. However, I am currently stuck to using integrated chipset for display, because i cannot connect my PSU to the card. I own a Dell Dimension E510...my family computer which I got back in 2005. This card HAS been known to work with my PSU at stock speeds, albeit, my CPU will bottleneck it.

Here is my 9600GT: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

After I ordered it, you can see the cables I got, obviously, it doesn't reach my PSU's short wire, so I ended up ordering this since someone at Dell Forums told me to.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Alright, it now has the reach, but the ends don't fit in. As in, the PSU's wire doesn't go with my cable. So, again, I go the Dell Forums and ask for something to "bridge the gap" and they link me to this

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

So I ordered it....unfortunately, it still hasn't gotten me anywhere. It goes into my Apevia cable, but doesn't link with the PSU's. So, guys, can you help me find a connector/converter/whatever so I can hook up my PSU to my Graphics card? Please, guys, it's been dragging for a month. Need help!

Here are some pics:

PSU's end-

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r306/AncientEmerald/...

Apevia cable's end-

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r306/AncientEmerald/...

The molex attached the Apevia cable:

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r306/AncientEmerald/...

What it looks like now:

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r306/AncientEmerald/...




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a b U Graphics card
January 25, 2009 3:12:27 AM

Ok, so you really need a cable. There should be a 4 pin cable or something that goes to say your dvd drive or something like that correct? Take a look at one of the 4 pin cables hooked to a fan or to your cd drive and see if it fits the other end of your apevia cable. If that is the case, then it sounds like what you will need is a molex Y splitter.

Essentially this little guy.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

let's say your cd rom drive has the 4 pin cable that would go into your apevia cable. While this solution is not the best, it should work. Take the 4 pin cable off of say your cd rom or a fan, and plug it into the end of your y splitter. This should give you 2 molex plugs on the end of the y splitter. Plug one back into the fan/cd-dvd drive, and the other end into your apevia cable. Then plug the end of your apevia cable with six pins into your video card. If your power supply has enough juice, you should be able to run it that way. Though I make no guarantees.
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January 25, 2009 4:26:13 AM

Make sure you test both parts individually too, before you buy additional cables!
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January 31, 2009 2:40:43 AM

Hey guys! I'll open up my computer and tomorrow and tell you if it's viable or not. Thanks for the link Ohiou_grad
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