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GTX 460 power adapters question

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 5, 2010 6:47:22 PM

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.

Here is the picture; look at the adapters. 01G-P3-1371-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

a b Î Nvidia
December 5, 2010 7:09:01 PM

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

3. even though you did not ask, get a new PSU. the dynapower is not a very good unit and may damage some of your PC hardware. this a great quality unit for the price
December 5, 2010 7:22:12 PM

Thanks, and I already purchased a Sunbeam 680w.
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a b Î Nvidia
December 5, 2010 8:18:01 PM

D: Terrible brand D: Terrible quality D: Terrible terrible terrible D:
a b Î Nvidia
December 5, 2010 8:37:04 PM

Thanks, and I already purchased a Sunbeam 680w.

can you cancel the order? that's a crap PSU. if all you are willing to spend is $40 (after instant rebate) at least get this one

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.
a b Î Nvidia
December 5, 2010 10:55:38 PM

your welcome, good'll need it...
a b Î Nvidia
December 5, 2010 11:05:45 PM

Good luck <.< and don't you come back when your machine goes blue smoke.