Hello i don't know if im in the right section but can someone help me cause im going to pay 250 for a graphics card and don't know all about Power Connectors or another way to call it is 6-Pin external Power Connection
now please tell me if im right here You plug the 6 pin Connector into the Graphics card But What i wanna know is Where do you plug the other side?? To the GPU cause my gpu doesn't have any Plugs or anything like that on the side and also Im getting a Gtx 560 that requires 2 x 6 pin connectors atm my computer in the inside only is showing 1 of those.
and the brand im buying the graphics card off is MSI and they give you (1) 6 pin connector So i already have 1 but where do i put that extra one like How do i install it?
Also my GPU is 680watts?
And here's my System Specs: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
Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
Total amount of system memory 4.00 GB RAM
System type 32-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 4
64-bit capable Yes
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
So do i have to open my GPU up and put it in a plug or something? cause i seriously am really noob at this lol ...
And i only have (1) 6 pin PCIe Connector But MSi gives you one with the graphics card im going to buy i want to know how to install that.
please help me If you give me good answer ill select you as best
You need to plug two molex connectors to it and plug the other side to your graphics card.
The graphics card installation isn't that hard, just remember to remove AMD drivers before trying to install GTX 560 Ti, because it will just display black screen when it tries to get into windows.
Once you've uninstalled drivers, disconnect your computer from the power source on the wall (THIS ONE IS VERY IMPORTANT!), then open your case, take out old graphics card, place in the new one in the same place, and then connect the power connectors.
That's it! You've done it!
After doing it, you should download drivers from http://uk.geforce.com/drivers so it runs optimally. Before you do that, the video might be distorted.