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Help me on how to install a graphics card With power Connectors

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January 17, 2012 1:19:39 AM

Hello Everybody, Can someone please help me on how to Install A graphics card Correct me if im wrong: First unistall all drivers of your own graphics card (Someone help me on that one)--- than Open your computer and pull out the old one and put your new one in Put it all back together turn on and install new drivers from website)

Is that right and also there is Extra power connectors or something on my graphics card how do i plug them all in Please help me Please

Thank you.
a c 109 U Graphics card
January 17, 2012 1:23:21 AM

You plug your pcie connectors from your power supply to the graphics card. What are you entire system specs and the card you are installing?
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January 17, 2012 1:28:52 AM

More details about my computer


Component Details Subscore Base score
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 760 @ 2.80GHz 7.3 5.5
Determined by lowest subscore

Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB 7.5
Graphics ATI Radeon HD 5570 5.5
Gaming graphics 2539 MB Total available graphics memory 6.6
Primary hard disk 846GB Free (931GB Total) 5.9
Windows 7 Professional

System
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Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
Model H55M-S2V
Total amount of system memory 4.00 GB RAM
System type 32-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 4
64-bit capable Yes

Storage
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Total size of hard disk(s) 931 GB
Disk partition (C:)  846 GB Free (931 GB Total)
Media drive (D:)  CD/DVD

Graphics
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Display adapter type ATI Radeon HD 5570
Total available graphics memory 2539 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 1024 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 1515 MB
Display adapter driver version 8.920.0.0
Primary monitor resolution 1360x768
DirectX version DirectX 10

Network
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Network Adapter Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller

Notes
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The gaming graphics score is based on the primary graphics adapter. If this system has linked or multiple graphics adapters, some software applications may see additional performance benefits.



( And the graphics card i am going to get is Geforce Gtx 560 ti Frostr II OC or what ever :) 

And btw It says In here i have directx 10 --- But in DXDIAG i have directX 11 I dont get it? Help please And thank you for replying

This is the graphics card here: http://www.amazon.com/MSI-PCI-Express-TWIN-FROZR-II/dp/...

tell me if it's good Thanks again
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January 17, 2012 1:37:18 AM

And also my brother said You will have a high chance that you will have to reformat if i install this graphics card is that true?

Please reply

Thanks.
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a c 109 U Graphics card
January 17, 2012 1:40:16 AM

Please go slap your brother in the face, he is completely wrong.
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January 17, 2012 1:43:24 AM

Ok And also The video i just looked at Says u need a 6 pin PCI express connector on power supply how do i find that out ??
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January 17, 2012 1:48:45 AM

amuffin said:
Please go slap your brother in the face, he is completely wrong.



please help :( 
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January 17, 2012 2:26:13 AM

Hello I just opened my computer up and all i could see coming out of my power supply was loads of all sorts of colour cords and there was white tips and i only had 1! with 6 holes in it the rest were Long 4 hole ones Please Reply fast is this what i need to get this baby working: http://www.amazon.com/MSI-PCI-Express-TWIN-FROZR-II/dp/...

and if you look at that card in one of the pics it shows 2 slots with 6 pins i only have 1 white tip 6 pins does that make it so i can't use it now :( 

Thank you so much. :) 
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a b U Graphics card
January 17, 2012 2:38:16 AM

What is your PSU?
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a c 181 U Graphics card
January 17, 2012 2:38:54 AM

on your card do you see on the back of it not where you plug in the monitor at the other end you should see where that plugs into as long as your 6 pin connecter is 3 on top of 3 example. If so see if it will plug on the card unless It takes two 4 pin conneters The 4 pin look like the 6 pin but only have 2 on 2 and not in a rowe Like this. . . . . As long as you have the power off then try to plug It in, If they don't want to donot force them.
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January 17, 2012 2:59:08 AM

My Power Supply is 680 Watts

And also The card shows in the Picture (PS i dont have the card yet im still waiting To get it) and yer the card shows in the picture Theres

2 Slots both of them have 6 like this:
(...) (...)
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and i looked and in my power supply i only have 1 cord of the 6 pin


SO if i only plug 1 into the thing will it still work or do i have to have 2 in

Please Reply and thanks


HERE IS A BETTER LINK TO TAKE A LOOK AT IT SO YOU CAN SEE THE POWER CONNECTORS: http://au.msi.com/product/vga/N560GTX-Ti-Twin-Frozr-II-...
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a b U Graphics card
January 17, 2012 3:07:56 AM

Is it a modular PSU?
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a c 181 U Graphics card
January 17, 2012 3:10:35 AM

you are saying the 6 pin is 6 pinholes on one row or are they 3 on the top row and 3 on the bottom row it is very inportant they can't be in a strait line. In one of the links it shows a pic of the 6 pin connecter. In that pic the second one after the star trek guy the black end part that is what it is suppose to look like not the two white ends


Never mind you got it
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a c 181 U Graphics card
January 17, 2012 3:14:44 AM

Find out what your psu is Modulal or not that will take the guessing out of it
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January 17, 2012 3:20:35 AM

I think this might help you a bit, here is a site with information on all of the common connectors associated with power supplies, http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors....

You require two of these particular type of connectors http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.... Since your power supply only has one of these connectors your video card may have come with adapters or you can buy them. This adapter is the second image on the link directly above, it converts 2 of the normal molex 4 pin plugs into a 6 pin pci express connector.

If you did not receive any of these adapters with your card or your power supply does not have this connector you will need an adapter, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Simply connect the single pci express 6 pin connector to your video card and get an adapter to power the second connector, you will NEED both.

In reference to drivers, simply uninstall them all and install the most updated ones from nvidia.com for your card and operating system.
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January 17, 2012 3:37:31 AM

DM186 said:
Find out what your psu is Modulal or not that will take the guessing out of it


OK 1. how do i find out what my Modular PSU is and where to look

2. I only have 1 White tip Connector thing and its 3 holes up top and 3 holes on bottom ok 3 top 3 bottom

so my question is, is the graphics card im buying shows 2 of those 3 top 3 bottom Connectors on the graphics card i only have 1 Connector in my Computer so if i plug that in will it still work? or do i have to have 2 of them

Thank you all for helping and replying.

also My 3 top 3 bottom Connector which makes it 6 pins I only have 1 but do i plug that into it am i talking about the right thing cause its white and Veggetonox gove me a link that shows Black ones? please now im starting to get confused and worried
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a b U Graphics card
January 17, 2012 3:58:04 AM

No it won't, you will need two.

The connector can be white.

Modular PSU means the cable is in a bundle and you can unplug them.

See if you have a PCIe 6+2 pin to go with the 6 pin.
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January 17, 2012 4:03:05 AM

Pyree said:
No it won't, you will need two.

The connector can be white.

Modular PSU means the cable is in a bundle and you can unplug them.

See if you have a PCIe 6+2 pin to go with the 6 pin.


hello, umm all i have is (1) 6 pin white connector

And My Cables are in a bundle but they go into my Power supply so i didn't see any plugs for them too....

Would it be easier if i just went for a graphics card with only 1 6 pin connector and would my computer run it?

Even know i would've loved to play BF3 in ultra and crysis 2 in ultra :(  looks like this isn't going to work

Thank you for replying Reply please again.

(!!!! im going to open my pc up one more time to take a look for the Modular PSU stuff Brb Reply
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January 17, 2012 4:15:44 AM

MSI also supply a external 6pin connector with their 560TI gpu you can use this.
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January 17, 2012 4:30:00 AM

Ok everyone i have Opened My Computer And i didnt see anything that you can unplug of the Power supply as all the cords go into the circle inside of it and this is what it is and says:

Model atx 680 Watts

680 watts max. power supply pentium 4

ac input 230v 50hz 5a

warning Do not remove the cover under any circumstances no services or components inside!

also look my model up and thats about it so If i do get the External Power cable where would i plug it into ?

there is a bit more information on the output but i couldn't be bothered writing it down.
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a c 181 U Graphics card
January 18, 2012 1:11:36 AM

blackwint3r3 said:
Ok everyone i have Opened My Computer And i didnt see anything that you can unplug of the Power supply as all the cords go into the circle inside of it and this is what it is and says:

Model atx 680 Watts

680 watts max. power supply pentium 4

ac input 230v 50hz 5a

warning Do not remove the cover under any circumstances no services or components inside!

also look my model up and thats about it so If i do get the External Power cable where would i plug it into ?

there is a bit more information on the output but i couldn't be bothered writing it down.



Hey did you get your problem solved? I was looking at all the answers and they were all very good. I hope all of us here was able to help you. Good luck and have a good time playing on your new card when it gets to you.
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January 21, 2012 1:23:06 AM

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