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Easy way to fix connector issue?

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December 7, 2012 3:31:51 AM

I made a pretty bonehead move in that I ordered a new graphics card without checking to see if my PC has the necessary power supply connectors (sadly, it does not). The graphics card requires a 6-pin PCI express connector but all I have are 2 SATA power adapters. When it comes to components I'm a noob, is there a way to swap out or adapt existing cables? Any advice or words of wisdom would be appreciated!
a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
December 8, 2012 8:09:20 AM

caliban7 said:
I made a pretty bonehead move in that I ordered a new graphics card without checking to see if my PC has the necessary power supply connectors (sadly, it does not). The graphics card requires a 6-pin PCI express connector but all I have are 2 SATA power adapters. When it comes to components I'm a noob, is there a way to swap out or adapt existing cables? Any advice or words of wisdom would be appreciated!


Depending the 12v rails can power your GPU you can use a 6 pin pci sata adapter cost about £2.50 uk price. Web sit as an eg of what you need http://www.amazon.com/Branded-8inch-15pin-Express-Power.... Hope that helps
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a c 1173 ) Power supply
a c 545 U Graphics card
December 8, 2012 7:58:22 PM

What is the brand and model number of your power supply unit?

What is the brand and model number of the graphics card?
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