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I'm trying to install an 8800GT video card in to a family members computer but their power supply doesn't have the little black 6 pin power lead for the video card. It does have standard 4pin molex power connectors and SATA power connectors available, though.

Does an adapter exist that will convert one of those other power leads in to the six pin connector on the back of the 8800GT?

Here's what the power connector looks like on the 8800GT and which I'd like to adapt one of the standard power leads to:

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You can use a molex to 6-pin adapter for that.

Don't remember if the Egg sells them. Let's see here....

Here it is. Bought one for my older psu when my main gave out. Worked fine til Corsair sent me my RMA replacement.

Maybe check Amazon or Geeks . com to find a cheaper one---but not overly cheap/low quality. On a side note: You will most likely need 2 molex connectors for this to work properly.
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Well... what PSU do they have?

If their PSU doesn't have a 6-pin PCIe, then it is either a sub-300w unit or is 5+ years old.
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Quote:
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Well... what PSU do they have?
If their PSU doesn't have a 6-pin PCIe, then it is either a sub-300w unit or is 5+ years old.

this.


a psu with no 6pin is usually a sign that its below 300watts.

you can get a 6pin to 4pin molex converter at any computer store.

Check their psu to see how much power it can provide, you might have to remove some less needed parts to free some power.
like removing unused dvd drive and some fans
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^ Good points guys. Make sure that thing isn't gonna catch fire or anything....
 
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Thanks for the replies. What I needed. Probably just going to get them to get another PSU as I'm pretty sure this one is sub 300 ...

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Thanks for the replies. What I needed. Probably just going to get them to get another PSU as I'm pretty sure this one is sub 300 ...
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Corsair CX400 is $20 after rebates at newegg.
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