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GTX 460 6 pin problems

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
September 15, 2010 11:17:20 PM

Hello, I am planning to get a GTX 460 Palit Sonic version but I only have one
free 4 - pin power connector available. Is there anyway to turn that 4 pin connector into two 6 pin connectors?

More about : gtx 460 pin problems

September 15, 2010 11:19:42 PM

What power supply do you have?
September 15, 2010 11:20:05 PM

Not really, and the fact you only have one molex leftover probably means you have a underpowered PSU to begin with, what model is it?
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September 15, 2010 11:24:10 PM

unless he has several case fans each connected to a molex, or is using several old DVD-drives in that case just daisy chain the fans together or get a splitter.
September 15, 2010 11:36:58 PM

Alright, thanks for the replys, here is my Power Supply info.
Turbo Switching Power Supply
115/230 Voltage
September 15, 2010 11:38:55 PM

Well need more info than that, more specifically the ratings for the +12v rail.
September 15, 2010 11:56:26 PM

LC-A420ATX 420W ATX (I assume 420 watts?)
+12v1 +12v2 -12
September 16, 2010 12:22:46 AM

bismark08 said:
LC-A420ATX 420W ATX (I assume 420 watts?)
+12v1 +12v2 -12

Don't power up an awesome 230.00$ GPU with a lame 25.00$ PSU ;) 

You can get a decent 500w for around 50.00/60.00$.

September 16, 2010 12:26:24 AM

So buying a new PSU is the best bet?
September 16, 2010 12:28:55 AM

I don't think hes in the US though, LC Power is an European brand IIRC.

That PSU isn't Diablotek horrible, but still bad.
The supposed 336W on the 12v rail (probably overrated) is pretty close to the limit of powering a GTX460, combined with the no-so-great brand makes it pretty much a no-go.
September 16, 2010 12:33:26 AM

I'm in the US, and thanks for the tips. I will definitely look into getting a new PSU.
September 16, 2010 4:55:41 PM

Yes, make sure you have 500watts or higher or else you will have some long term issue later on.

Remember that you also have other parts on your computer that uses some watts from the PSU.

November 13, 2010 11:10:30 AM

I think the high wattage psu's would be more for you and I would be looking for psu with over 600w. Remember pc updates happen every day and who knows what else you might wont to add to your machine in the near future.

Plenty of watts and plenty of adapters.

hope this helps
December 10, 2010 4:47:28 PM

Yes, dont try your luck powering up that GPU with your current PSU as you may risk overloading the PSU if not right away, while gaming. You may blow your mobo and/or the video card.