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i recently traded my ultra for a 9800gx2 and when i looked at the 8-pin adapter that came w/ the card and the 8-pin on mu PSu i noticed the wires have a different set up. Also it doesnt fit my 8-pin slot on the GX2.
I tried to look for an adapter at my local frys and the adapter i found was the same as my PSU's.

Also i wanna get the crossfire edition 750 silencer and i wanna confirm first that this can power the GX2 and has the right 8-pin on it

http://c1.neweggimages.com/NeweggIma...341-011-06.jpg
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Yes that PSU will.

The problem was that your PSU seems to have had a second 8 pin CPU connector. While you need a 8 pin (Or 6 + 2 pin) PCI-E connector.
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Yes that PSU will.

The problem was that your PSU seems to have had a second 8 pin CPU connector. While you need a 8 pin (Or 6 + 2 pin) PCI-E connector.
yeah. and the cpu connector wont fit the slot.
i dont know why those two need to be different?
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post #4 of 6
the 8-pin off of your psu, unless marked as pci-e, is most likely the 12v atx 8-pin connector. your mobo may or may not have an 8 pin slot. I'm sure you can get converters for 8 pin pci-e, even if its from a molex end
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post #5 of 6
this is a good source of info

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psucon...tors.html#eps8

that whole page is good reference, but the 8 pin EPS section is what youre after
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post #6 of 6
check this link out. it is abt xfx 9800gx2

http://www.xfxforce.com/en-gb/Help/S...2QPLJ7655SSXCX

i think the psu manufacturers and nvidia got different standards of making the pins. i dont know about ur manufacturers bt hope dis link ill giv u some relief. i wud suggest to either contact nvidia or graphics card manufacturer.
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