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GTX 260 - Fan working but no video input!

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March 22, 2010 2:51:16 PM

Hey guys hope you could help me,

I just recently installed my new GTX 260 video card, after the hardware installation and turn on my computer, I hear the computer booting up usually all seems normal and the fan of the GPU is spinning all seems normal.

But Im getting "no video input"

The manual that came with it is so useless, doesn't tell anything about the hardware installation of the card it just shows another type of video card.

Please can some one help me whats wrong with what I'm doing...

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a b U Graphics card
March 22, 2010 2:55:57 PM

did you connect the PCI-E 6 pin power plugs into the GTX 260? If you did then:
Also what is your power supply brand/model?

Check the card on another system, if you don't have another system then your going to need another graphics card to test your system with.
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March 22, 2010 3:01:35 PM

Yes I did connect that one but there's two PCI-E 6 pin power slots, Do i need to use both of them?

Yes my system is working with my older card 8500 GT.
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March 22, 2010 3:02:24 PM

About the power supply model, its ATX-600W.
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a b U Graphics card
March 22, 2010 3:20:09 PM

If your PSU has 2 6 pin cables you need to use both. If you only have one 6 pin then you will need to use the adapter that came with your 260.
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March 22, 2010 3:26:18 PM

So basically, I need to use those two slots from my video card? The adapter that came with the 260 is a 6pin cable that connects from the single slot of the video card to two 4 pin cable from my PSU.
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a b U Graphics card
March 22, 2010 3:38:40 PM

Slots and connectors are two different things. The GTX 260 uses dual 6 pin connectors. They should be connected like this :



so if your PSU does not have dual 6 pin connectors you will need to connect the 6 pin adapter to a 4 pin molex.
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March 22, 2010 3:44:11 PM

Sorry quite noob about this things, so i have to plug two 6 pin connectors to my video card? If thats the case i have no more spare connectors from my PSU... Im just using the adapter that came with the video card, i think it's called molex or something.
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March 22, 2010 3:48:45 PM

Yes my video card came with this 6pin adapter to a 4 pin molex, thats what is connected to my video card... but i have no more spare connector from my PSU to connect to the other 6pin of the video card. :??: 
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a b U Graphics card
March 22, 2010 3:51:27 PM

well a 600w PSU should have at least 1 6 pin connector. If not then its time for a brand name PSU =)
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March 22, 2010 3:58:23 PM

woot... guess i have to save some more money to buy again a new hardware (PSU) hope after that no more problem arise... For the mean time i have to use my old card.

Thankyou so much for your help! Learned new things now haha, Thanks again for the help :D  Much appreciated it.
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March 22, 2010 3:59:02 PM

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April 1, 2010 10:14:57 AM

OvrClkr said:
Slots and connectors are two different things. The GTX 260 uses dual 6 pin connectors. They should be connected like this :

http://i683.photobucket.com/albums/vv199/OvrClkr/DSC00944.jpg

so if your PSU does not have dual 6 pin connectors you will need to connect the 6 pin adapter to a 4 pin molex.



also dude, nothing to do with your video problem that photo has the ram in the wrong slot...lol
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a b U Graphics card
April 1, 2010 3:02:57 PM

badboy_billy said:
also dude, nothing to do with your video problem that photo has the ram in the wrong slot...lol


what??
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May 1, 2010 3:12:57 AM

OvrClkr said:
Slots and connectors are two different things. The GTX 260 uses dual 6 pin connectors. They should be connected like this :

http://i683.photobucket.com/albums/vv199/OvrClkr/DSC00944.jpg

so if your PSU does not have dual 6 pin connectors you will need to connect the 6 pin adapter to a 4 pin molex.


I Could be wrong (Rambus)

Normallllllyyyy your ram is installed in the first of each coloured slot, making it dual channel config... this photo has both in the first two, so it'll only run single channel
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a b U Graphics card
May 1, 2010 5:06:10 AM

badboy_billy said:
I Could be wrong (Rambus)

Normallllllyyyy your ram is installed in the first of each coloured slot, making it dual channel config... this photo has both in the first two, so it'll only run single channel


Well yea of course you a wrong ;) , as long as both sticks are under one color you are in Dual Channel Mode.It would be single channel if one stick was in the yellow slot and the other in the orange slot.

Here another example :

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