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How do you connect a gpu\'s to your power supply

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November 30, 2012 3:47:23 AM

well i get that u need a 4 to 8 pin connect but i mean i only have one 4 pin connecter and thats taken by the atx cpu plug in which idk what it does so idk if i should mess with that or get a new connecter to connect to my power supply
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November 30, 2012 3:50:45 AM

What are your system specs?

Sounds to me like you might need a new power supply. They do make molex to 4 and 6 pin adapters..
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November 30, 2012 3:58:39 AM

Yeah if you cant find a PCI-E 6 or 6+2 Pin you'll need a PSU with those connectors.
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November 30, 2012 4:27:12 AM

gateway dx4870-ub20p i got a 620 in there rite now but im trying to put a 560 gtx as upgrad u think theres adapters that can fit becz i got no more money for a new psu :( 
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November 30, 2012 4:28:31 AM

ya nvm where u think they would have them?
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November 30, 2012 4:36:02 AM

You might as well return the gpu cause you will not be able to run it unless you get the right powersupply.
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November 30, 2012 4:40:22 AM

no adapter will work then?
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November 30, 2012 5:00:45 AM

Look on the internet for an adapter, I believe there are some out there.
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November 30, 2012 5:05:18 AM

bahblissa227 said:
no adapter will work then?


As ish416 said, they're molex adapters you could buy, but if your Power Supply didn't have the necessary connectors for a GPU, it means it can't support a GPU that requires those PCI-E 6 or 8 pin connectors.
Even if you get those adapters, your PSU may not support the video card itself and it could damage your hardware.
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November 30, 2012 5:12:18 AM

They should come with your card.

Not that I'd use them.
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November 30, 2012 5:20:09 AM

jrayx said:
As ish416 said, they're molex adapters you could buy, but if your Power Supply didn't have the necessary connectors for a GPU, it means it can't support a GPU that requires those PCI-E 6 or 8 pin connectors.
Even if you get those adapters, your PSU may not support the video card itself and it could damage your hardware.

why would they have adapters if u cant connect it to ur psu anyways and mess everything up..?
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November 30, 2012 5:50:23 AM

bahblissa227 said:
why would they have adapters if u cant connect it to ur psu anyways and mess everything up..?


No I meant that maybe your PSU can't handle that video card because it doesn't even have the appropriated connectors.
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November 30, 2012 5:58:34 AM

jrayx said:
No I meant that maybe your PSU can't handle that video card because it doesn't even have the appropriated connectors.

is it just the wattage bcuz its 400 and i got an 430 watt in a different computer. mb its 400 to but its a different brand idk :/ 
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November 30, 2012 11:07:56 AM

I just went to the Gateway website and found your model of computer. Under power it lists: Maximum Power Supply Wattage: 300 W.

You have to get a new power supply. I would recommend this for price/performance and your needs - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 30, 2012 2:53:54 PM

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