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Well, the guys working at Frys are working at $7/hr jobs for a reason....
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Indeed the solution is an adapter that actually fits.

The PSU has an 8-pin connector for the motherboard. This one is DIFFERENT than the 8-pin PCI-E connector.

6-pin to 8-pin connectors adapters do not exist. You'll need an adapter that uses 2 (TWO) molexes to 8-pin PCI-E.
Now, these cables are rare, and the only real solution is a new PSU...

Looking into cables though.

Finally, I really hope yiou didn't destroy that brand new video card with that cable... seems like you very well might have done so though

Oh man, I was really hoping no one was gonna say that.

Where can I find this magical molex adapter? I really can't get a new PSU right now, it's just not even close to being in my budget...

Oh, and the card still seems to power-up fine, so I don't think I've destroyed it. I could be wrong though.
    
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i gave you a link to solve your problem go look at it. http://www.evga.com/articles/397.asp
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Originally Posted by xdaseinx View Post
They sell custom made 6pin to 8pin at Frozencpu.com
Doesn't mean much now though. You're card is fried, sorry
I know for a fact this adapter works with the GX2 http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=21721

Sorry to hear what happened to your card man....
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
Indeed the solution is an adapter that actually fits.

The PSU has an 8-pin connector for the motherboard. This one is DIFFERENT than the 8-pin PCI-E connector.

6-pin to 8-pin connectors adapters do not exist. You'll need an adapter that uses 2 (TWO) molexes to 8-pin PCI-E.
Now, these cables are rare, and the only real solution is a new PSU...

Looking into cables though.

Finally, I really hope yiou didn't destroy that brand new video card with that cable... seems like you very well might have done so though
won't these work as 6 pin to 8 pin adaptors?

http://www.evga.com/products/moreinf...203-EV-0020-01 this was taken from killa's thread

http://www.pcextreme.com/catalog/sku/cab-97.html this is one I was debating buying when I had my 2900 pro.
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won't these work as 6 pin to 8 pin adaptors?

http://www.evga.com/products/moreinf...203-EV-0020-01 this was taken from killa's thread

http://www.pcextreme.com/catalog/sku/cab-97.html this is one I was debating buying when I had my 2900 pro.
That first link is a 8pin to 6pin.

I am using this with my GX2 and it comes sleeved for the same price as the non sleeved one from frozencpu.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=21721
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post #17 of 46
I'll be more than willing to ship the one that came with my 9800gx2 if you need it?
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They sell custom made 6pin to 8pin at Frozencpu.com
Doesn't mean much now though. You're card is fried, sorry
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I'll be more than willing to ship the one that came with my 9800gx2 if you need it?
Thanks, but it's not the right one
    
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how so? It is a 6 to 8 pin that came in the box of my GALAXY 9800
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