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Originally Posted by Dustin1;14570924 
I used Molex to PCI connectors to power my GTS 450 and a GTX 470 no problems. However I just use the cables now since I found them chillin' behind my mobo. xD

yeah, well i only have one molex available on my PSU to work with, which is why i'm trying to use a card with 1 6pin power connector. i'd like to use a splitter to make the molex have 2 plugs so i can use the supplied adapter. just wondering if that's doable.
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Originally Posted by PB4UGO;14570798 
here's a question though...can i run a 4 pin molex splitter from one molex making it 2, and THEN hook up the GPU adapter?

No, you can't. You'll need to use two seperate 4-pin molex headers.
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Originally Posted by Cyclops;14571315 
No, you can't. You'll need to use two seperate 4-pin molex headers.
that's what i needed to know...thanks!

...then what are those molex splitters good for anyway?
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why not open the psu and solder the wires back on and heatshrink.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewmchugh;14571403 
why not open the psu and solder the wires back on and heatshrink.

Possibly try this if you feel up to it.

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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh;14571403 
why not open the psu and solder the wires back on and heatshrink.

ha...i just went and found the cable with 4 molex headers...thought i tossed it, so i'd likely open it up and do just that. good call Andrew.
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The pin out of the PCI-e 6 or 6+2 connector is very easy.All there is is +12V and ground.At times the center 12V pin is "not in service" you can get a 6 pin PCI-e extension cable and repair what I envision you did very easy.This will be a good beginner cable repair,it is not above your capabilities,I am 100% sure of this.

google "PCI-e connector pin out" sometimes you get taken to a pinout of the printed circuit board,if this happens keep looking.There is a great site,let me go get a link

Here is a good link with lots of cable info
http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html
Edited by PCCstudent - 8/13/11 at 1:15pm
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post #18 of 31
If you're lucky, you might find one of the rare GTX 460's that only take a single PCI-E power adapter. Otherwise, I'd look into getting a GTX 550 TI or an HD 6850.

Unless you'd be willing to redo the wiring on the PCI-E cables, I wouldn't recommend a card that will draw too much power.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PB4UGO;14570798 
here's a question though...can i run a 4 pin molex splitter from one molex making it 2, and THEN hook up the GPU adapter?

They sell single molex to single PCI-e.
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Originally Posted by PCCstudent;14571487 
The pin out of the PCI-e 6 or 6+2 connector is very easy.All there is is +12V and ground.At times the center 12V pin is "not in service" you can get a 6 pin PCI-e extension cable and repair what I envision you did very easy.This will be a good beginner cable repair,it is not above your capabilities,I am 100% sure of this.

google "PCI-e connector pin out" sometimes you get taken to a pinout of the printed circuit board,if this happens keep looking.There is a great site,let me go get a link

i like that direction...man, you guys have awesome ideas!
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