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GPU Power Problems

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October 8, 2010 9:33:30 AM

Hello,
I want to upgrade my gpu from a gts 250 to a gtx 460 1gb, but I have lost the 6 pin power connectors that came with my 850w Powercool psu. My current gts 250 uses 1 6 pin adapter which is currently using a 2 molex to 1 6 pin converter.
The Gtx 460 needs 2 6 pin adapters, if I split my 2 molex adapters into 4 molex adaptors to convert in to 2 6 pin adaptors will this work do you think? Or could I plug both molex converters I already have in so that each one is plugged into only one molex instead of two making 2 6 pin ports?

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a c 189 U Graphics card
October 8, 2010 10:29:01 AM

I guess it should work, but first we must know about your PSU detail, can you show us picture or link for your PSU?
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a c 189 U Graphics card
October 8, 2010 10:52:50 AM

What do you mean you lost the 6pin power connector?
Your PSU has 2x 6+2 pin power connector for Graphic card... it should handle GTX460 just fine...
October 8, 2010 11:24:30 AM

I mean the 6 pin power connectors that were in the box with the power supply I have lost them which is why I am running the gts250 via a molex converter
a c 189 U Graphics card
October 8, 2010 12:03:22 PM

it's not recommended, but you can try that using molex converter or you can buy a spare 6 pin power connector (if there's any) for your psu...
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