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Nvidia GTS 250 w/ 1x6 Pin instead of 2x6 Pin Connector

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May 25, 2010 5:45:02 PM

Hi All,

I recently ordered a Nvidia GTS 250 graphics card from newegg:

However, it was supposed to have 2x 6 Pin connectors as pictured but the one I got only has a 1x 6 Pin connector...will that cause a limitation on the card or...?

I'd like to play around with some overclocking but it'd only be minimal...basically the max I could do with the stock cooler.

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May 25, 2010 5:48:31 PM

Have you checked it's clock speeds to make sure they match the ones of the card you thought you were going to get from the postie?
May 25, 2010 6:08:19 PM

The clock speeds did match...everything looks the same with the exception of the 6 pin connectors.
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May 25, 2010 6:25:45 PM

Well the 8800GTS had only one 6 pin connector and the GTS250 is just a version of that card with Hybrid power functions and a 55nm GPU so it should be OK.
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May 25, 2010 6:37:09 PM

It's odd that the image depicted on NewEgg shows 2x6pin connectors. But I really don't think the GTS250 needs that kind of power input to begin with. My old 8800GTS certainly didn't. And as mousemonkey stated, the GTS250 is a redesigned 8800GTS G92 essentially.

You should be good to go. :) 
May 25, 2010 7:20:17 PM

Yeah, the reviews were mixed but after the promo code and the rebate it ended up being about $73 so I thought I'd give it a try. It runs flawlessly but I wasn't sure if I'd be missing some extra needed power for overclocking without the second 6 pin connector.
May 25, 2010 7:29:06 PM

So the consensus is that I don't need the extra connector....that is good because I really like the card and don't want to have to go through the formality of a RMA....though Newegg was ready to give me a full refund and pay for my return shipping. Does anyone know of a better deal for the same price??

Thank you for all your replies!