I am going to order a GTX 460, and under the description it says that it includes "(2) 6 pin PCI-E Power Adapters", but if you look at the picture of the materials below, these adapters appear to be 4 3-pin and not 2 six-pin. I am running a 5670 now, which powers directly from the PCI-E slot, so I am clueless on this topic. I have a Dynapower 500w PSU and it only has 4 pin molex, so I was wondering if 4 molex cables plugged into these 3 pin adapters will work.
1. each adapter take 2 x molex connectors then plugs into one of the two power slots on the card. if you your PSU has no PCI-E power connectors then you would need to use 4 molex connections and both adapters.
2. most molex adapters have only 3 pins in them, they will work fine
frankly you should return the GTX 460, get the PSU above and pick up a cheaper card like the GTS 450 if money is an issue.
December 5, 2010 10:35:25 PM
Thanks for the unwanted, unneeded, useless, PSU recommendations. I have been crossfiring 5670's on my second rig with a 680w sunbeam for over a year and it's working fine, so I ordered a second one. The PC getting the gtx 460 won't draw near as much power. Thanks for answering the initial question, but the rest of your posts are worthless.