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GeForce 9600GT Power Supply

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March 24, 2010 9:53:59 PM

Hi, I recently bought a 9600GT for my PC. With it came a number of cables, one of which is a 6-pin power supply cable (picture). I can already plug the black end into the graphics card itself, but I cannot find any Molex connectors coming out of my PSU to plug the 6 pin end into. There are wires coming out of it, but they're plugged into a big female plug sitting in the unit. My question is, how do I create one?
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March 24, 2010 10:01:05 PM

The molex cables should be run to your hard drive and optical drives at least.
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March 24, 2010 10:14:06 PM

You can use molex adapters, though I'd make sure you have a better PSU.

Incidentally, an HD5670 for $85 is more powerful than the 9600GT and doesn't require external power connectors.
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March 24, 2010 10:19:48 PM

What PSU do you have? Your probably better off buying a new PSU.
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March 24, 2010 10:21:32 PM

shadow187 said:
You can use molex adapters, though I'd make sure you have a better PSU.

Incidentally, an HD5670 for $85 is more powerful than the 9600GT and doesn't require external power connectors.


Like a SATA to Molex?
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March 24, 2010 10:24:36 PM

No, he meant a molex splitter.

http://img.techpowerup.org/090212/molex_splitter.jpg

The problem is if your PSU is small and thats why you don't have any free plugs, you run the risk if asking to much from your PSU and it dies. Thats why I said your better off buying a new unit.
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March 24, 2010 11:16:54 PM

I have several freed up female SATA plugs coming out of it and one small white plug (not molex). I figured I could use a Male SATA to female Molex to power the gpu.
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March 25, 2010 12:06:09 AM

Yeah, it's a Dell Inspiron 530. 300 W supply. Gonna just buy a 450 or 500 W. My card requires 400w minimum. Super sad =\
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March 25, 2010 12:10:10 AM

It might work most dell PSU's are good quality and under rated.
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March 25, 2010 12:15:57 AM

Well, I don't wanna run the risk of burning out my GPU when I could just drop the $50 for a 500W ATX PSU with 6 molex ouputs.

Just gotta make sure there's a 15 pin SATA output in it.
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March 25, 2010 5:07:14 AM

Dell 300 or 305? If its the 305W your good to go. If its the 300 I'm not sure.
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March 25, 2010 2:26:33 PM

It says in bold text "MAX SUPPLY. 300 Watts"
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March 25, 2010 4:05:58 PM

Like I said mate, HD5670 is better than the 9600GT and uses less power; it'll run just fine off of your dell.

Also, you'd want a minimum of 18a on the 12v of your PSU. I'd go with 20 though, to be asfe, for a 9600.
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March 25, 2010 4:16:24 PM

Well, the problem is I already bought the 9600, and it's been too long to return it.
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March 26, 2010 4:52:13 AM

I'm not familiar with the Dell 300W PSU. The 305W could run it with ease. Is there any writing on the PSU that would indicate 12V power?
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March 26, 2010 5:35:08 AM

Can't tell, no information about the 12V rail total output was listed. Its only a single rail from what I saw, 18A available.
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March 26, 2010 1:35:07 PM

Well, regardless, I'm buying a new 500w psu to be safe. Not like it'll break the bank.
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March 27, 2010 5:21:17 AM

Your dell doesn't have a 6x1 pin aux plug does it? As long as it uses the normal 20/24pin and the 4 or 8pin plugs you should be ok.
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