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Last response: in Components
June 14, 2011 5:04:49 PM

Hi, I'm having some trouble connecting power for both the motherboard and my new graphics card.
Here's my situation:
Ultra LSP650
ASRock H61M-VS

The graphics card needs 8-pin power connection and the motherboard obviously needs the usual 4-pin.
Problem is, my PSU has only 1 of each connection type and even worse, they are linked together.

The 4-pin CPU connector is all the way at the top of the mobo, a bit too far from the PCI-e slot where my graphics card is.
There is a dual molex to PCI-e 8-pin adaptor, but if the graphics card requires 8-pin, I don't want to accidentally fry it somehow.

Are there any 8-pin power extensions or something like that?
Or any other solutions?

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June 14, 2011 5:55:57 PM

Anyone? How safe is using a dual molex to 8-pin PCI-e adaptor?
a c 91 ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
a b V Motherboard
June 14, 2011 6:26:54 PM

Your video card itself comes with the dual molex to 8 pin adapter. Use it. You won't fry anything unless the PSU creates a problem. Btw, that PSU is crap. It has enough theoretically to handle your rig but it is not a very reliable unit. Change it as soon as possible. Get something better. Don't even need to spend much for that. A Corsair CX 430 V2 or an Antec EA 380D will easily power your rig while being very much reliable.