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Just bought an MSI Nvidia N560GTX. Power connector question

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
August 8, 2012 9:30:28 PM

It looks like it has 2 power connector slots but the instructions doesn't say anything about connecting them.

Does it require both slots be connected?

I have a PCI-E power connector on my power supply and hooked it up. At the end it does have 2 different PCI-E power connectors. I am just unsure if both go in it.


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August 9, 2012 1:48:28 AM

Yes both should go in. I am not exactly sure as to what would happen (Maybe damage or something to the card) but it would be best to have both in. The 560 should probably have two 6 pin pcie slots(If your power supply does not have these then either the card came with molex to 6 pin wires or you could buy them for cheap). Without plugging in both cables, the card will not work fully, or it may not work at all.
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August 9, 2012 2:01:41 AM

the 560 needs both slots. gpus need the 75w pci-e cord in order to power the card to full potentials(which is the one thing i think nvidia needs another of as the strongest single 6 pin connector gpu i can think of for nvidia is the 550ti, wheras AMD has the 7850, which are on vastly different performance levels)
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August 9, 2012 3:57:52 PM

August 16, 2012 2:04:57 AM

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