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December 30, 2011 2:35:50 PM


I cant power up my GTX 580 because i don't have a module pci express cable. I have two 6 pin cables.

here is what i have. What can i use to make it work?


I cant plug this directly into the PSU


i can plug the two 6 pin connectors into this adapter but i still need a 6 pin module connector?



a c 104 ) Power supply
December 30, 2011 2:38:10 PM

What psu do you have?
Moto
December 30, 2011 2:42:27 PM

Motopsychojdn said:
What psu do you have?
Moto


the PSU is alright, its a 950 wat
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a c 104 ) Power supply
December 30, 2011 2:50:17 PM

I wanted to know the model so I could see what cables came with it and look for/find appropriate extender/adaptors, but aside from that just because its 950w doesn't mean its of good quality :p 
Moto
December 30, 2011 2:52:41 PM

But what model?
The idea is that the PSU has 2 PCIe 8P connectors and the cables should be provided in the same package.
But I can't make what you are holding in the 1st picture. It seems to be an extender. You (obviously) need a similar cable but with the same connector on both sides.
December 30, 2011 2:54:19 PM

Motopsychojdn said:
I wanted to know the model so I could see what cables came with it and look for/find appropriate extender/adaptors, but aside from that just because its 950w doesn't mean its of good quality :p 
Moto


I dont know what PSU it is, a guy at the computer shop installed it.

all i can do is post these images, i have a few images from a while ago from amother thread


December 30, 2011 2:56:39 PM

mathew7 said:
But what model?
The idea is that the PSU has 2 PCIe 8P connectors and the cables should be provided in the same package.
But I can't make what you are holding in the 1st picture. It seems to be an extender. You (obviously) need a similar cable but with the same connector on both sides.


i know i need the make connector, the same on both sides but i dont know what its called so im here asking you

its a 8-Pin PCI-Express Power Extension -
a c 104 ) Power supply
December 30, 2011 2:57:37 PM

Ok, according to a quick google, you should have several cables with that psu that do the job,
http://www.overclock.co.uk/product/PowerCool-950W-PC-95...
if your shopguy didn't supply them, I'd go back and get him to provide you something as it seems he's not given you all the cables that came with the unit
Moto
December 30, 2011 3:22:12 PM

Motopsychojdn said:
Ok, according to a quick google, you should have several cables with that psu that do the job,
http://www.overclock.co.uk/product/PowerCool-950W-PC-95...
if your shopguy didn't supply them, I'd go back and get him to provide you something as it seems he's not given you all the cables that came with the unit
Moto



I see, do you know the name of the cables that were stolen?

a c 104 ) Power supply
December 30, 2011 3:32:20 PM

I wouldn't say stolen, thats harsh lol, inadvertantly retained sounds sweeter to the guy your complaining to (and doesn't piss him off :p )
the ones you want for your card are the 6pin pcie cables if I've read your original post right, it also came with two 6+2pin cables, either would work you just leave the +2 plug off if you only need 6pins
take the card down to the shop when you go, so he at least knows what is getting plugged in and be nice,
Moto
December 30, 2011 3:52:03 PM

Motopsychojdn said:
I wouldn't say stolen, thats harsh lol, inadvertantly retained sounds sweeter to the guy your complaining to (and doesn't piss him off :p )
the ones you want for your card are the 6pin pcie cables if I've read your original post right, it also came with two 6+2pin cables, either would work you just leave the +2 plug off if you only need 6pins
take the card down to the shop when you go, so he at least knows what is getting plugged in and be nice,
Moto



I can plug one 6 pin cable in but it wont power it up. So if i put both 6 pin cables in the adapter then that will serve as a 8 pin connector. But im still left with out the other 6 pin i need.

I think the GTX 580 needs one 6 pin and one 8 pin to power it..

I think thats right.
a c 104 ) Power supply
December 30, 2011 4:02:33 PM

Which make of Gtx 580 do you have?
if you get the cables from the shop then its just a case of plugging one 6pin and one 6+2pin into the card straight from the psu, no further adaptors needed
Moto
December 30, 2011 4:04:04 PM

Motopsychojdn said:
Which make of Gtx 580 do you have?
if you get the cables from the shop then its just a case of plugging one 6pin and one 6+2pin into the card straight from the psu, no further adaptors needed
Moto



Gainward Nvidia Geforce GTX 580 1536Mb

the only cables i have is the ones on the images. i was going to buy the cables i need. thats why i was asking
a c 104 ) Power supply
December 30, 2011 4:16:50 PM

Theres a few variants still is it this one? http://www.dabs.com/products/gainward-geforce-gtx-580-7...

you are correct on the 6pin and 8pin bit if it is, the thing is you need the connectors from the psu, not any more adaptors,
and I can't find any powercool cables online, maybe a modding shop will have something suitable though,
Moto
December 30, 2011 4:24:23 PM

Motopsychojdn said:
Theres a few variants still is it this one? http://www.dabs.com/products/gainward-geforce-gtx-580-7...

you are correct on the 6pin and 8pin bit if it is, the thing is you need the connectors from the psu, not any more adaptors,
and I can't find any powercool cables online, maybe a modding shop will have something suitable though,
Moto



I will take the PC to the shop that installed the PSU. but if their dont have the cables that were took out of the PSU then do you think and its not possible for them to replace the cables will i have to buy a whole new PSU?
a c 104 ) Power supply
December 30, 2011 4:54:18 PM

you may get lucky and find something online, ebay etc, but I can't find anything, I'd say the shop will have either your cables or something that will fit
most shops have a bin of cables etc, I know I have a lot of adaptors etc from old builds
but a new psu would be last option imo
Moto
December 30, 2011 5:19:32 PM

Motopsychojdn said:
you may get lucky and find something online, ebay etc, but I can't find anything, I'd say the shop will have either your cables or something that will fit
most shops have a bin of cables etc, I know I have a lot of adaptors etc from old builds
but a new psu would be last option imo
Moto


ok thanks for your help..
a c 104 ) Power supply
December 30, 2011 5:59:19 PM

Sorry I can't be more useful, good luck in your visit to the shop and let us know how you got on :) 
Moto
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