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Graphic card - psu!

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
August 14, 2012 6:08:55 AM

I have recently purchased a ati radeon hd 4870 ddr5 graphic card. It says i need 2 six pin power cords. But my 450 watts psu doesnt have even one. So can i use a molex adapter to power up it? Can i pin just one six pin power cord (i.e, the one which i converted using the adapter) to the graphic card which needs 2?

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August 14, 2012 6:30:55 AM

No you will need both the 6 Pin connectors to be plugged in. One is not enough.
Yes you can use the Molex to Six pin converter but, if you have a little extra money, you ought to get yourself a better PSU, which will help you out in the future too.
And actually 450W is cutting it too close to the minimum requirement of 500W... :( 
You could end up experiencing random restarts and xyz problems and even damage the other hardware....
IMO: get a PSU. 550 to 650 W should be good enough.
August 14, 2012 2:59:31 PM

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a c 332 U Graphics card
August 14, 2012 9:09:43 PM

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