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GPU Connection Issue

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January 10, 2013 1:54:19 AM

So I recently bought a PNY Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti XLR8.
It arrived via fedex super pumped I quickly put it in my PC.
I ran into a little problem...
The GPU has two 6-pin slots on the side
It came with only 1 of the 6-pin to Molex cables.
So I plugged it in connected the two molex ends and powered it on.
It booted up and greeted me with ugly news.
It read: Please power down and connect the PCIe power cables (s) the the GPU.
So am I just and uber noob and did something stupid?
Or whats going on here?
I have a video of my rig and the card eith the cables and also pictures as well.
Not sure how to post them!
Again im pretty new to the internals of the PC so I wouldnt be surprised if I simply did something wrong!
Thanks all!!!

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a b U Graphics card
January 10, 2013 2:06:32 AM

Hi. What power supply unit do you have? You have to connect the PCI-E cables from your power supply unit to the 2 6-pin connectors on the side of your graphics card like so:


The PCI-E connector is the 3rd on from the left in the picture below:
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January 10, 2013 2:15:34 AM

Ok thanks ill check it out!
I have a corsair hx850
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a b U Graphics card
January 10, 2013 2:19:40 AM

In that case you have more than enough connectors than you even need. That PSU has 6 of them. You just need to connect 2.
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January 10, 2013 2:21:06 AM

johnsonjohnson said:
Hi. What power supply unit do you have? You have to connect the PCI-E cables from your power supply unit to the 2 6-pin connectors on the side of your graphics card like so:
http://techreport.com/r.x/buildguide/psu-pcie.jpg

The PCI-E connector is the 3rd on from the left in the picture below:
http://techreport.com/r.x/buildguide/psu-plugs.jpg

Also how do I post pics on the thread?
Youve been great help and will post results soon! (Gotta charge my phone! ;])
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a b U Graphics card
January 10, 2013 2:26:20 AM

If you're talking about your own pictures, you'll need to upload it to an image hosting site I believe. Then you can post the picture with "Insert Image". You're welcome and enjoy your new graphics card.
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January 10, 2013 4:30:45 AM

Best answer selected by iMammoth.
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January 10, 2013 4:32:49 AM

Thanks a milliion!
I appreciate you answering my question although it was extremely noobish!
Ive never owned a gpu with a direct psu plug in.
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