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January 20, 2012 3:28:53 PM

Hi :) 
I bought a Geforce550 graphic card to be able to run Nvidia's 3D kit on my computer , then i noticed my current power unit dont have a PCI-E cabble thats needed to drive the card .
So i went and bought a new power unit with that cable....
Then when i was going to install the new power-unit (ok ok i know i should have checked this before but found out when i already bought a new power-unit......lol) I noticed there's another power socket on the motherboard ....and of cause the new power-unit doesnt have THAT cable......ugh .

The motherboard is a Foxconn 2AA9 1.00 .
the current power-unit is a Hp D3006A0

I've tried (in vain ) to find out what this socket runs , it's a small 4 pin connector with the pins set in a square shape , like 2 * 2 .

Would be very greatfull in anyone know what socket i mean and how to solve this problem .....i really long to try out the new graphic card!

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January 20, 2012 3:49:51 PM

Most current psu's have that connector. Not sure where you got the other one from, but you should consider sending it back.

get something like this one instead...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ETA: That one actually comes with a 4 + 4 pin connector for the cpu, so if you upgrade your MB at some point and need an 8 pin connector you are gtg. However that psu won't do multiple cards, or a card that needs an 8 pin connector.
January 20, 2012 3:57:12 PM

totalknowledge said:
Most current psu's have that connector. Not sure where you got the other one from, but you should consider sending it back.

get something like this one instead...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ETA: That one actually comes with a 4 + 4 pin connector for the cpu, so if you upgrade your MB at some point and need an 8 pin connector you are gtg. However that psu won't do multiple cards, or a card that needs an 8 pin connector.


Hi :)  ty for answering , what IS that connector powering ???
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January 20, 2012 5:54:04 PM

totalknowledge said:
The CPU.


ty again , as you can tell i'm not familiar with this stuff .....lol
i noticed looking at the new power unit box it listed one of the 8 pin connectors as "EPS/ATX12V 4-pin &8 pin compatible"
is it this connector i should use ??? i dont want to risk frying the motherboard.....lol
January 20, 2012 7:10:21 PM

Yes, the EPS/ATX12V connector is what powers the CPU. If it comes conjoined as an 8-pin it should separate into two 4-pin connectors. Just make sure you do not, plug the PCIE connector into the EPS/ATX12V motherboard header or it will likely fry everything.
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