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Help with GFX Card I just bought!

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September 11, 2012 9:27:30 PM

So today I finally got my PowerColor Radeon HD 6850 I ordered and I have the card in my computer right now, but there is no 6 pin to connect to the video card in it. I've been looking everywhere in the case of my PC I can't seem to find one. P.S the card never came with any cables.


So basically I need to know what kind of 6 pin I should buy, because I'm not sure if all of them are the same or not. Also do you really need the cable to use the card? I'm sure you probably do but either way I want to find one of these cables.

And try to reply as soon as you can, haha

Thanks!

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September 11, 2012 9:33:57 PM

What power supply do you have now? Chances are that a power supply that doesn't have a 6-pin doesnt have the power to supply the card.

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September 11, 2012 9:55:52 PM

I have a Xtreme Gear 500W ATX Model# XG-P500 that came with my pc and I would send you a link to one but I couldn't find a site selling it.
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September 11, 2012 10:06:07 PM

cartman28279 said:
I have a Xtreme Gear 500W ATX Model# XG-P500 that came with my pc and I would send you a link to one but I couldn't find a site selling it.


if you have 2 Molex connectors you can buy a converter that converts them into a 6 pin!

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September 11, 2012 10:14:55 PM

Just a fair warning, Xtreme Gear appears to be sold by CyberPower PCs, and from a post I found on their forums the company's contact info is very similar to CP's.

And the PSU are horribly underpowered or rather overrated on Wattage.

That said, with yours being only 500w, cross your fingers it holds up.
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September 11, 2012 10:42:12 PM

Ok, I will. And btw, could you guys maybe find one on Walmart.com if there is any and send me a link to it? Because I really might go here soon to get one there tonight, since this is making me frustrated.
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September 11, 2012 11:15:56 PM

Sorry, I didn't mean Power Supply, but I meant is there any 6 pin adapters on Walmart's website that are good. So, does anyone know if there's any decent ones on there?
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September 11, 2012 11:37:33 PM

I don't know if it would work fine. Which is why I recommended a power supply upgrade.

How many amps do you have on the 12V rail(s) of that power supply?
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September 11, 2012 11:37:56 PM

cliffro said:
So far found this it's SATA power to 6pin PCI-E
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Startech-SATA-Power-to-6-Pin-...

Is there a particular reason why you prefer walmart.com?




Well, I was going to try to pick it up tonight but, I don't think it's in store. So I think I might just order this from Newegg. But It should work fine if I buy it though right?
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September 11, 2012 11:38:05 PM

from Newegg? Sure, it's got 90+ reviews with 4 eggs average.
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September 11, 2012 11:39:34 PM

Deemo13 said:
I don't know if it would work fine. Which is why I recommended a power supply upgrade.

How many amps do you have on the 12V rail(s) of that power supply?


Probably not very many, especially if it doesn't have PCI-E connectors. I'd guess 19A on 1 rail. But that's just a guess.

I was wrong....From an Amazon review of a CyberPower system
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It's an Xtreme Gear XG-P500 rated at 500w, with dual 12v rails. Significantly, each 12v rail in the power supply is only good for 14 amps, though.

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September 11, 2012 11:54:44 PM

Hmm.....I don't know....that is somewhat of a low rating.
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September 12, 2012 12:05:51 AM

I wouldnt use that PSU at gunpoint.
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