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Pci-e 6 pin direction

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September 17, 2010 10:28:34 PM

I now know WHERE each cable goes thanks to a youtube video that showed labels on each PSU 6-pin connector. I have it mounted upside down per my case and didn't see them.

So basically I just want to know why my 6-pin pci-e power connectors have only 4 wires. There 6 prongs at one end and only 4 on the other.

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September 17, 2010 10:30:39 PM

Do you have a camera as I am not getting what you are saying and I am the type that can figure out what people are normally saying.
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September 17, 2010 10:57:35 PM

I'm using my wife's mac and can't figure out how to get my iphone pic to be read. Think about it this way. It's about a 16in cable with your typical 6pin connector on either end. On one end it has 6 wires (3 yellow and 3 black) with six pins and it is stamped pci-e. On the other end of the cable there are only 4 wires (2yellow and 2 black) Hence there are only 4 pins inside the plastic housing that can house 6 pins. One would assume the end marked pci-e with 6 wires... goes to the GPU... the other end goes to the PSU.
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September 17, 2010 11:07:29 PM

OK before there is any mistakes made what model is your card? At the very least take a pic of the bare card on the table so I know right away. The reason is why that I don't remember seeing Matrox cards needing a power connector. Unless it is something else just post a pic.
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September 18, 2010 12:11:36 AM

Im not home at the moment. Its an EVGA GTX 275 with two 6pin power connectore
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September 18, 2010 12:27:50 AM

Copelander said:
First,

I'd like to know how to delete my own post since I figured most of it out. I now know WHERE each cable goes thanks to a youtube video that showed labels on each PSU 6-pin connector. I have it mounted upside down per my case and didn't see them.

So basically I just want to know why my 6-pin pci-e power connectors have only 4 wires. There 6 prongs at one end and only 4 on the other.


If it has 6 prongs at one end (the side that plugs into the PSU) and 4 on the other, it's not likely used for your GPU.

There are 2 types of cables that meet that description, one is used to go to your motherboard, and is not always used, depending on the motherboard, the other is a molex used mostly for legacy hardware and fans.
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September 18, 2010 12:36:48 AM

Both ends have the same sized, same shape 6-prong plastic housing. What I'm saying, is that it goes from 6 pins and wires on one end.. to 4 wires and pins on the other. Both ends look the same unless you look into the holes. And, again, the end that's marked pci-E (stamped onto the plastic connector and labeled with a sticker) is the one with all six.

I hope this posting works.



IMG]http://i54.tinypic.com/19uykx.jpg[/IMG]
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September 18, 2010 1:44:53 AM

Ah, in that case, plug the side with 4 wires into the PSU, and the other into the video card. That's how mine is as well.
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September 18, 2010 1:50:15 AM

2221845,7,718542 said:
Both ends have the same sized, same shape 6-prong plastic housing. What I'm saying, is that it goes from 6 pins and wires on one end.. to 4 wires and pins on the other. Both ends look the same unless you look into the holes. And, again, the end that's marked pci-E (stamped onto the plastic connector and labeled with a sticker) is the one with all six.

I hope this posting works.

http://i51.tinypic.com/2ia8jys.jpg

http://i54.tinypic.com/19uykx.jpg
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September 18, 2010 1:53:20 AM

Okay, that's what I thought. Manual for PSU was fairly limited. I'm no techie by any stretch, but I've built two computers, and torn others apart. They're just always something a little different on each one and I don't stay up to date. Thanks for all the help.
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September 18, 2010 1:55:51 AM

Best answer selected by copelander.
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September 18, 2010 2:51:54 AM

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