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Help me find a PSU for my GTX 460 1GB

Hi,

I recently bought a new PSU (OCZ ModxStream 600W ATX) but unfortunately, the piece of garbage isn't compatible with my EVGA NVIDIA GTX 460 1GB.

Could anyone help me find a 600W PSU compatible with my GPU? (Between 50-100$) here : DirectCanada.com

Also, if i decided to use 2 PSU, 1 for my GPU and 1 for everything else could it be dangerous for my hardware?

Thanks

Spec :

Mobo : ASUS M5A88-M
CPU : AMD Athlon II X4 640
HDD : WD Caviar Green 750GB 7200RPM 64MB
RAM : Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB 1333mhz
GPU : EVGA NVIDIA 460 GTX 1GB
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  1. Best answer
    What do you mean isn't compatible? It provides enough wattage and amperages. Maybe you are plugging in the connections in correctly?
  2. amuffin said:
    What do you mean isn't compatible? It provides enough wattage and amperages. Maybe you are plugging in the connections in correctly?


    It's not compatible because it doesn't provide the right cables to power it or it simply doesn't support my card. I read somewhere "If you have a 460GTX 1GB DO NOT BUY THIS PSU"

    I don't know much about PSU so i can't really explain why it's not working but basically, i need 2x 6 pin PCI-E 2.0 cables and i have 1x 6pin cable and 1x8 pin cable you can transform into a 6 pin cable so it could be my problem.
  3. It comes with a 1x6 pin pcie connector and a 1 x6+2 connector!! Plug them both in and let the the little extra connector (+2) hang off to the side of the card.
  4. amuffin said:
    It comes with a 1x6 pin pcie connector and a 1 x6+2 connector!! Plug them both in and let the the little extra connector (+2) hang off to the side of the card.


    That's what i did but NVIDIA Driver can't detect my GPU.
  5. Then download the drivers manually! BTW are the cables both plugged in firmly on the psu, board, and card?
  6. Are you using only one string of PSU cables? I had this happen with my Antec 750W Green and my GTX460. I had 4 6+2pin PCIe cables available, and I tried to use only one string. (two 6+2 plugs on two cables is how my PSU has them arranged.) It wouldn't power up this way. Once I used a plug from each string then all was good. Try grabbing a plug from a different string/set of wires and see if it works that way.
  7. amuffin said:
    Then download the drivers manually! BTW are the cables both plugged in firmly on the psu, board, and card?


    I did but when i run the program it tells me NVIDIA isn't compatible with my operating system or it can't detect my graphic card. I also tried updating it using device manager like i always do but it says the best driver is Standard VGA Adapter.

    And yes, they are plugged in firmly

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    Are you using only one string of PSU cables? I had this happen with my Antec 750W Green and my GTX460. I had 4 6+2pin PCIe cables available, and I tried to use only one string. (two 6+2 plugs on two cables is how my PSU has them arranged.) It wouldn't power up this way. Once I used a plug from each string then all was good. Try grabbing a plug from a different string/set of wires and see if it works that way.



    I'm using 2 strings of cables a 1x6 pin cable on one side and a 1x6+2 cable on the other. These are the only cables i have available on this PSU

    If no one can fix my problem can i please get the answer for my second question which is : If i use 2 PSU, will i damage my hardware?
  8. Ah man, I'm so sick of fixing things on this computer, i have been doing so for 48 hours straight and i end up making mistakes because of it.

    The problem is when i installed Windows, i couldn't remember if 64bits was x84 or x64 so i choosed x84 because it was a bigger number. I ended up with 32 bits, downloaded 64bits drivers and this is why nothing has been working properly.

    That's just great, now i have to install all my software all over again.
  9. Best answer selected by Darkritual.
  10. Ouch. Glad you were able to figure it out.
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