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GTX 285 power connection help??

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February 7, 2010 1:48:00 PM

Please help!
I just got a "XFXGTX285 1GB"
and it came with 1-power connector [I got it used, soo im not sure if thats all thats needed??]
is this one-power-cord [its a six-pin black on one-end, and splits into a "double-end(white connectors) at the other end"?]
all I need??, or do I need another power-connector-plug??
the card has two-six-pin plug-ins,,soo, do I need to plug-in both??, or
will one six-pin-plug be enough??

Thanks in advance!!

John.
February 7, 2010 1:58:53 PM

One end in the PSU and the other two in the card. Check the manual. Try one first, if that doesnt work plug the other one in aswell.
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February 7, 2010 2:52:30 PM

Whaaa... Dnt try just 1 first ^^

Your card needs both, You need to connect your PSU to your card via a 6pin PCI-E cable

The connector that came with your card is called a molex to 6 pin, You need to connect the 2 molex connectors to your power supply and then connect the 6 pin to your card.

What powersupply do you have?
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February 8, 2010 1:19:18 AM

I havn't purchased the PSU yet, Im thinking of getting an ATX 650 for 79$ on sale
w/amazon, and hope its a good one!,,

Im running a 450watt PSU now, w/my 8800 GTS 320MB, but I dont think its going to
be enough for this "285 GTX 1GB" monster!

soo, I take-it I need another 6-pin molex connector?? for the card to work??

John.
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February 8, 2010 2:52:42 AM

If your PSU is half decent then it should come with atlest two of your needed 6pins. If not then you will need another 6pin to molex adapter.
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