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March 15, 2010 12:59:59 AM

Figured I would make a new thread on this since it is a different issue, I will be getting this graphics card in about a month and this power supply

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

Now the issue is this

http://121.33.239.180/sell/pic/temp/asus-sony-p4sd-vl-f...

As you can see behind the main 20 pin lead, is a small 3 pin, I have tried unplugging this and turning my computer on but it says Fan abnormality, even though all of my computer fans are working.

The issue is getting a new power supply that will support my 4650 and have that 3 pin hookup, as the fan is plugged into the 4 pin to the left of the CPU mount, and this 3 pin directly above my 20 pin lead is connected directly from my power supply.

I am at a loss for what to do, I have considered getting the new PSU and just plugging it into my gfx card and leaving the old one plugged into everything else, but I don't know if that is viable or smart.
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a c 302 V Motherboard
March 15, 2010 1:51:07 AM

Hi, can you post a picture of your old PSU?

If your old PSU is a good one, with 400W or 450W should be enough to handle your new GPU and system.
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March 15, 2010 2:05:22 AM

No picture but my old one is an old 266w one. Stock psu for my computer. Only things I actually have plugged in atm is Hard drive and mobo, one of my ide ports broke so I can only have my hard drive plugged in lol, so I have no power going to cd/dvd drives.
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March 15, 2010 2:09:01 AM

Oh...so, you can use your idea. Connect you old PSU to the 3 pin above the 20 pin connector, and with your new PSU you can handle all the system.
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March 15, 2010 2:13:52 AM

Is that viable or dangerous I was already planning on setting the new psu ontop of my case since it wouldn't fit, anyways, thanks a bunch man if thats viable and won't catch my surge protector on fire I'm good to go, in a month when I get this money (doing research atm)

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March 15, 2010 2:17:52 AM

Best answer selected by Hellsscope.
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a b U Graphics card
a c 302 V Motherboard
March 15, 2010 2:27:49 AM

Isn't dangerous, some people use dual-PSU to handle their systems, so, you can use it without problems.

Any time, that's why we are here.
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