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Can i connect a graphics card without 6 pin pci connector

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April 5, 2012 4:43:06 AM

hello,
I am new in this forum so i don't know much about how to present my problem directly to u.
I am thinking of buying a atx 6770 or gts 450 this year but after searching a lot from the internet i found out that i need to know about my psu.
My system spec...
motherboard:p 5G41T-M LX
CPU: Pentium(R) Dual Core CPU E5700 @ 3.00GHz
memory: DDR3 Ram 2GB
SMPS: Frontech JIL-2414I (450Watt)

now my question is that i do't have a 6 pin pci connector in my psu.
so will i be able to install those graphics card without using a pci connector i.e can i connect them by applying different method...
Thankx in advance
a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
April 5, 2012 5:11:01 AM

most graphics cards will come with a 2x Molex to 6pin Pci-E Power

Your power supply MAY have issues powering either of those cards. I have not heard of that brand and it reccomends 450-500w minimum PSU
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a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
April 5, 2012 5:12:22 AM

You can get a standard molex to PCI-E adapter that would work ok. I could not find much info on your PSU so I can't say as to weather you have adequate amps on your 12+ rail to handle those graphics cards or not. If you do then the adapter will work fine and a lot of the cards come with them included anymore.
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a b ) Power supply
April 5, 2012 6:35:53 AM

As a generall rule, if you cant find it on an internet search, and it claims 450 watts, its not. Its commonplace for cheap PSU manufacturers to vastly overstate the performance of their units. I would be shocked if that "450 watt" psu could handle 300, let alone 450. And I mean going out in a blaze of glory. Perhaps taking other components with it.

Just get a better PSU.
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a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
April 5, 2012 6:59:19 AM

I'd second getting a new PSU as well. Or get a HD7750 that can run without the 6-pin connector. It's as fast as a GTS450 and costs the same.
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April 5, 2012 7:12:06 AM

its written on my psu 230V~6A/3A, 50/60Hz
can this info help you..
i also tried to search abt this product in net but couldn't find any. plz. tell me whether i can use it to run either hd 7750 or gts 450
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April 5, 2012 8:25:37 AM

i looked at hd 7750 specs.. qnd i found that hd 7750 supports 3.0 Pci express.. so look at my mobo spec.. its 2.0 how will that support...
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April 5, 2012 8:26:10 AM

plz reply fast
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a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
April 5, 2012 12:07:44 PM

An HD7750 will run fine on your PC. No confusion, great combination :-P
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April 5, 2012 12:26:01 PM

the 6770 does not need a 6 pin power connector it gets all its power from the pci slot
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April 5, 2012 12:42:40 PM

now my confusion starts mercer95 is saying that hd 6770 doesnot require a 6pin pci connector so if i dont require a 6 pin connector for both the cards whinh one should i buy hd 6770 or hd 7750.
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April 5, 2012 1:07:35 PM

arijitdutta, your PCIex16 slot will be fine for the cards. A card may be listed as supporting 3.0 PCIe but that doesn't mean it requires a mobo with that spec. You can use a 6 pin to molex adapter but like others have said, your PSU may present a problem if it's low quality. I would get a quality PSU first and then look at graphics cards options. It's possible for a cheap PSU to damage components in your PC and can even start a fire when you may be away from home with it left on.
Having said that, I have a GTS 450 in one of my computers and it's a nice card. You can play older games on high settings on 1080p and newer games on lower settings.
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a c 158 ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
April 5, 2012 1:19:36 PM

arijitdutta said:
now my confusion starts mercer95 is saying that hd 6770 doesnot require a 6pin pci connector so if i dont require a 6 pin connector for both the cards whinh one should i buy hd 6770 or hd 7750.

Mercer95 is wrong...the HD6770 requires one 75W 6-pin PCIe power connector. What is the amperage rating of the 12V rail on your PSU? Does the label on the side of the PSU state if the power supply rating is maximum or continuous?
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April 5, 2012 1:31:30 PM

Umm i am using a 6770 right now and it does not have a single power connector.
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April 5, 2012 1:34:46 PM

i have just looked and i am using the old 6770 the gddr3 the new ones do require a 6-pin and you will want to get the gddr5 they are a lot faster, sorry for any confusion
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a c 158 ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
April 5, 2012 1:38:12 PM

That is definitely a generic PSU...a decent quality 450W PSU would have a 6-pin PCIe connector. You can attempt to use it, but I would recommend getting a good quality PSU; it's an investment in the most important part of your PC and is reusable.
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April 5, 2012 2:27:08 PM

What will be the price of hd 6770 and hd 7750 if i buy it in kolkata.
And suggest me some gud psu priced below 50$ as my parents wont let me spend more than 120$.
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a c 158 ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
April 5, 2012 2:56:54 PM

Do you have a website where we can shop for good deals for you? I don't know what's available in your area or how it is priced.
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April 5, 2012 3:34:27 PM

arijitdutta said:
now my confusion starts mercer95 is saying that hd 6770 doesnot require a 6pin pci connector so if i dont require a 6 pin connector for both the cards whinh one should i buy hd 6770 or hd 7750.

dont waste time, 7000 series is WAY better. AND 7750 > 6770.
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a c 158 ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
April 5, 2012 3:53:51 PM

einterlan said:
dont waste time, 7000 series is WAY better. AND 7750 > 6770.

The HD7770 and 7750 have a great performance to watt ratio, but a 7750 is not better than a 6770. At best it is almost as fast as the 6770, and has the advantages of: being a single slot card, having a low power draw, and no requirement for a 6-pin PCIe connector to supply extra power. if I was going to spend the money that a 7770 costs right now, then I would buy an HD6850. The HD 6850 is about the same price or cheaper on sale and trounces the 7770.
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April 5, 2012 3:58:09 PM

Den i'll contact local dealer and start bargaining for hd 7750 thanks everyone..
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a c 158 ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
April 5, 2012 4:11:13 PM

arijitdutta said:
Den i'll contact local dealer and start bargaining for hd 7750 thanks everyone..

You are welcome!
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April 5, 2012 4:14:47 PM

Yeah, the Frontech one is crap...I had one, added a 5830 (I used TWO 500W frontech SMPS, mind you) and the one feeding the card gave up in mere 3 days...it said about 19 or so Amps on 12 V line but couldnt even feed 100 W (175 total TDP- 75 from the Slot) to the 5830.
If you really wanna add a dedicated GPU, go for a Corsair or Seasonic or something might cost you about 2500 for a good one but is definitely worth it! If you plan on going for the 7750, you might end up spending more than a 6770+ a proper PSU (7750 is pretty cheap abroad but in india, anything from the 7000HD series is wayy overpriced!)
Shop smart, do a little research on ebay or something and then decide.
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April 5, 2012 4:27:16 PM

Is it safe to buy products frm abroad.. will i get the best out f it cause my parents are old fashioned and they think its not safe to buy anything frm online so help me what should i do.....
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a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
April 5, 2012 4:29:35 PM

I think ur fontech smps or psu came with your cabinet. These are cheap smps maker. Though they rate their product as 450 watts, these actually never give a real output beyond 300 to 350 watts. But without too many hard disks or other external parts ur said graphic card with will run ok. Becos under normal conditions system wont draw that much power. But under loaded condition like playing games u may have problems like system crash or restart. Graphic cards comes with molex converts. (like connecting two 4 pins molex to give out put of a 6 pins pcix out put) You can also buy these molex converts from the market. Any pciX slot with support any pciX card. If the card is say PciX 3 version and u want to put it in a pciX version 1 or 2 slot, it will take the card but u wont get PCIX version 3 performance but instead it will decrease to output of a PCIX version 1 or 2 only.
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a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
April 5, 2012 4:31:29 PM

molex converters not converts...sorry
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April 6, 2012 3:32:51 AM

How do i paste pictures in this forum.
i have taken pictures of my psu, mobo, extension cords that are left unused etc..
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April 6, 2012 6:33:37 AM

if i purcchase vx550 80+ certified and a ati hd 6770 will that work on my system. thanks in advance..
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a b ) Power supply
April 6, 2012 7:14:00 AM

arijitdutta said:
if i purcchase vx550 80+ certified and a ati hd 6770 will that work on my system. thanks in advance..


If by vx550 you mean the Corsair vx550, then yes, it will easily. The Corsair vx550 is a great power supply. Corsair is as good as it gets.
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April 6, 2012 8:07:15 AM

yes by vx550 i meant corsair. so can u tell me the xact price of that product.
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a b ) Power supply
April 6, 2012 8:23:37 AM

arijitdutta said:
yes by vx550 i meant corsair. so can u tell me the xact price of that product.


Not really, since you appear to live on the other side of the planet. Im not sure what is available to you there.

While were on the topic, what country do you live in?
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April 6, 2012 11:04:31 AM

In india at kolkata
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Anonymous
a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
April 6, 2012 3:45:05 PM

in India it will cost u around 5000 INR
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April 6, 2012 5:41:24 PM

and what will be the price of radeon hd 6750 in india
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September 11, 2012 10:54:10 AM

hello mercer95
you need to more updated before comments ati 6770 needs a 6 pin pcie connecter with 75 watt
mercer95 said:
the 6770 does not need a 6 pin power connector it gets all its power from the pci slot

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