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How to install nvidia gtx 285

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April 9, 2010 6:26:04 AM

Hi,
I have just got a new Nvidia GTX 285 video card. It has two power connectors, one 6 pin and one 6+2 pin.
Do I need to connect both or just one of these pwoer supplies? My PSU only has the 6 pin type connector.
Thanks.

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April 9, 2010 4:59:10 PM

swallington said:
Hi,
I have just got a new Nvidia GTX 285 video card. It has two power connectors, one 6 pin and one 6+2 pin.
Do I need to connect both or just one of these pwoer supplies? My PSU only has the 6 pin type connector.
Thanks.


You need both. The GTX285 normally ships with a molex to 8-pin pci-e power connector, in case you do not have one.
If you do not have such an adapter, here is what one looks like:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Your psu should be at least 550watts with 40A on the 12v rails or you may have a problem.

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