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Is this a standard graphics card to motherboard connector?

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February 17, 2011 2:42:00 PM

I have an asus sabertooth x58 that I am swapping with my dell motherboard and my graphics card is currently an OEM nvidia GTS 240. While I was in the middle swapping I came across a problem - I don't know where to plug my graphic's card pin to my motherboard. Due to the fact that this is an OEM card - does my graphics card come with a proprietary pin that only Dell uses or have I just simply missed a spot on my motherboard?

I've taken two pictures for reference - one is with flash and one is without.

http://i417.photobucket.com/albums/pp258/whatsntomake/8...
http://i417.photobucket.com/albums/pp258/whatsntomake/f...

a c 207 Ĉ ASUS
a b U Graphics card
a c 716 V Motherboard
February 17, 2011 3:26:16 PM

My assumption is the problem is with your Dell PSU lacking the appropriate PCIe pin connector. Your PC 'might' have shipped with 4-pin Molex -> PCIe adapter, your GPU gets connected directly to your PSU and not your MOBO.
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February 17, 2011 3:47:03 PM

Thank you for your response. I actually have the PCIe pin connector and it is connected to the side of my graphic card from my psu but I also have the pin thing (as described in my first post) which connected to my dell motherboard. The pin thing (in the picture) is actually quite small (I should have posted a reference) and it is nowhere as large as the PCIe pin.

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a c 207 Ĉ ASUS
a b U Graphics card
a c 716 V Motherboard
February 17, 2011 4:41:14 PM

Then without an 'adapter' you'll have to make one. If you have a 'Radio Shack' or electronics store you can purchase a female 4-pin Molex, cut, TEST then solder the wires together to 'create' and adapter: GPU lead <solder OR Heat-Shrinkable Butt-Splice Connectors> female 4-pin Molex. If you solder: to hide the solder point you can also purchase wire shrink.
Heat-Shrinkable Butt-Splice http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3...
Heat Shrink http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2...

PSU:


Example: $2.99 http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3...

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February 17, 2011 5:49:02 PM

Forgive me if i'm wrong but I don't believe that is what I'm referring to. In the interest of avoiding further confusion.

Here is a picture of my graphics card.
http://i417.photobucket.com/albums/pp258/whatsntomake/6...
As you can see it is plugged into my psu via this cable http://i417.photobucket.com/albums/pp258/whatsntomake/5...
and here it is plugged in: http://s417.photobucket.com/albums/pp258/whatsntomake/?...


However what is that red enter-twined with black wire that is also coming out from the gpu (refer to close up pictures in the first post)

I should have taken these pictures earlier and I apologize. I was looking on youtube and I asked one of my friends who is far more tech savvy than I am. Apparently normal (non OEM) GPUs don't have this kind of cable which stretches out.
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a c 207 Ĉ ASUS
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a c 716 V Motherboard
February 17, 2011 6:04:07 PM

The red/black is or seems to be for the GPU fan; connect it to the one of the CASE_FAN or PWR_FAN connectors.

I thought your PCIe 'main' power wasn't 'standardized' hence the prior post.

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