Cable confusion with Quadro 5800 (pic) Tags: Graphics Cards Quadro Cable Graphics Last response: December 8, 2009 3:11 AM in Graphics & Displays Share btha December 8, 2009 2:11:08 AM I'm trying to install a Quadro 5800 to a pretty recent Dell XPS machine (has Core 2 Quad and 8800 GTX right now) but there seems to be some cable mixup. The current 8800 GTX is connected to two of these cables shown in the picture: http://www.steik.org/dump/IMG_0384.jpg However the quadro seems to accept 2x 4 pin connectors (it says on the side that "When connecting both power connectors, both must come from the same rail"). However, these 6 pin connectors do FIT.. it just leaves 2 pins open.. Is it ok to connect? Or no? Please be sure if you answer, I don't want to fry this very very expensive card! More about : cable confusion quadro 5800 pic | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove jay2tall Graphics card Master December 8, 2009 2:41:40 AM It requires (2) 8 pin connectors? Is the other one on the side? I thought the side one was a 6 pin. I could be wrong though. Either way you will probably need a 6 to 8 pin adapter. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Read that documentation, some cards will accept a 6 pin in place of an 8 pin. | Report abuse btha December 8, 2009 2:59:04 AM Ahhhhh... Problem solved... The sticker on the side is actually covering the 2nd connector lol.. Plugges 2x3 pins in each and it runs good. | Report abuse jay2tall Graphics card Master December 8, 2009 3:11:04 AM Enjoy your monsterous power. haha | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Graphics & Displays>Cable confusion with Quadro 5800 (pic)> Related ressources: ForumQuadro FX 4800 > Win 7 Ult ForumA10- 5800 K Trinity 3.8GHz or FX-4300 Quad-Core 3.8GHz ForumHELP: Dual Monitors on Quadro FX4800 DP to DVI adapter or cable ForumGA EP45-UD3R, Cable Confusion ForumPlease help me pic power supply and any additional fans. Forum3D workstation - First Timer Step-by-Step ForumI Need a Video Editing Beast (no gaming, just filmmaking) ForumAMD FX-4170 GPU Confusion ForumNew ASRock X79 Extreme9 build has random lockups/reboots no BSOD. Forum[New Build] Good gaming and editing PC under $600 ForumI am really confused ForumSATA cable confusion ForumAre ATI's 5700 and 5800 series compatible with P35 chipset? Forumfx 5800 - should I slap myself? ForumFolding@Home: THGC Needs You -Team 40051 ForumHigh-End personal Workstation Guidance ForumNew specs for HD 5870 & 5850 ForumQuadro FX or just FX? ForumNew build reviews request Forum24" and resolution question More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !