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Dual or single molex?

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September 13, 2010 5:45:03 AM

Hi, long time reader and first time poster. I have a psu of 550w and to run my new nvidia gtx 460 I need two 6 pin pcie connections to the psu. My psu does not have any directly so I am thinking of using the 4 pin molex converters. The card came with a dual 4 pin molex to 6 pin pcie converter and the psu came with a single 4 pin molex to 6 pin pci converter. I have 4 free peripheral sockets, so i'm wondering do i need another dual 4 pin molex or should the single 4pin molex to 6 pin pcie work alongside the dual molex just fine?

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a b U Graphics card
September 13, 2010 9:23:00 AM

Apparently, you have an old PSU. Are you sure it has the 12 volt capacity to support the video card? What kind of PSU?
a b U Graphics card
September 13, 2010 9:26:34 AM

pugsley_24 said:
Hi, long time reader and first time poster. I have a psu of 550w and to run my new nvidia gtx 460 I need two 6 pin pcie connections to the psu. My psu does not have any directly so I am thinking of using the 4 pin molex converters. The card came with a dual 4 pin molex to 6 pin pcie converter and the psu came with a single 4 pin molex to 6 pin pci converter. I have 4 free peripheral sockets, so i'm wondering do i need another dual 4 pin molex or should the single 4pin molex to 6 pin pcie work alongside the dual molex just fine?


Yes this is possible, However seeing as the PSU didn't actually come with any connectors of it's own I'm thinking that it may not be up to the task.

Can you please supply a model number so we can verify the quality of your psu.
September 13, 2010 11:08:26 AM

sorry apparently its a "580w x power gtx light" an supposedly i only need 400w
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