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May 19, 2012 5:54:45 AM

Hi guys,

So I've recently started building my own computer and I noticed that my GTX 560TI requires 2 pcie power connectors. However, my psu, rosewill hive 650w, came with only 1pcie power connectors. The manual said it comes with 2 but I searched everywhere and the set only came with 1.

So with only 1 PCIE connected the fan started working at boot, but my cpu couldn't detect the gpu. Is the issue because I only have 1 PCIE connected when the manual says 2, or did I do something wrong with the installation?

My 2nd PCIE connector is coming soon.

Thanks

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May 19, 2012 5:59:21 AM

btw, when I said the fan started working, I meant the GPU fan
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May 19, 2012 6:01:19 AM

Don't try to run it without both power connectors plugged in. It could cook your card. Also, with card, there should have arrived one PCIe power adapter, I know for sure it came with my GTX 560 Ti.
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May 19, 2012 6:25:42 AM

Sunius said:
Don't try to run it without both power connectors plugged in. It could cook your card. Also, with card, there should have arrived one PCIe power adapter, I know for sure it came with my GTX 560 Ti.


I see, would it be ok for me to run it with the PCIE power connector removed or should I remove the whole GPU?

The GPU came with 2 power cable but it doesn't fit in the slot and has a molex attached (which I hate)

Is the reason why my GPU is not being detected and not showing up in the device manager because it only has 1 connector?
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May 19, 2012 6:26:39 AM

Pilly_99 said:
Hi guys,

So I've recently started building my own computer and I noticed that my GTX 560TI requires 2 pcie power connectors. However, my psu, rosewill hive 650w, came with only 1pcie power connectors. The manual said it comes with 2 but I searched everywhere and the set only came with 1.

So with only 1 PCIE connected the fan started working at boot, but my cpu couldn't detect the gpu. Is the issue because I only have 1 PCIE connected when the manual says 2, or did I do something wrong with the installation?

My 2nd PCIE connector is coming soon.

Thanks


my hive 550w came with 2, so rosewill mustve had some packaging error

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May 19, 2012 6:36:49 AM
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rosewill makes beautiful things with terrible parts inside. If it is not too late, then return the product for a real power supply that is really rated for your GPU.

Having the GPU installed on the motherboard will normally turn off the iGPU by default, so you may need to remove the GPU for the onboard video to work (this is not true for all newer mobos though). Either way, all unpowered devices should be removed because the mobo will know that something is plugged in, and will waste time trying to figure out what is going on.

Hooking up only one power connector can damage your GPU, so unplug it immediately, and do not use it again until you have all of the proper connectors.
May 19, 2012 8:19:13 PM

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May 19, 2012 8:58:30 PM

CaedenV said:
rosewill makes beautiful things with terrible parts inside. If it is not too late, then return the product for a real power supply that is really rated for your GPU.

Having the GPU installed on the motherboard will normally turn off the iGPU by default, so you may need to remove the GPU for the onboard video to work (this is not true for all newer mobos though). Either way, all unpowered devices should be removed because the mobo will know that something is plugged in, and will waste time trying to figure out what is going on.

Hooking up only one power connector can damage your GPU, so unplug it immediately, and do not use it again until you have all of the proper connectors.


not all their PSU are bad, in fact the rosewill is the exact same PSU as the OCZ ZS 650w which has been well reviewed. before posting your opinion (however incorrect they may be) perhaps you should do some researcher done by experts.

The Rosewill HIVE 650 W proved to be an excellent power supply for the average user, with efficiency between 82% and 86%, low noise and ripple levels, very good voltage regulation, and an excellent cable configuration. Costing only USD 85, it provides a terrific price/performance ratio.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Rosewill-HIVE-65...

The Hive 550W is the first product from Rosewill we've tested. It provides an acceptable voltage regulation and quality. We like the look more than the design from other Sirtec models, and even better is that the Hive 550W is available for about $70. That's a decent value for a good all-around PSU, which is similar to most other solutions in this performance class.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5674/rosewill-hive-550w/6
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