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Okay....I bought this 4-pin to 6-pin PCI Express adaptor for my 6800GTO. I assumed everything would fit fine. When the product arrived, I found out that the 4-pin connector is a "female" molex connector with a "male" plastic casing and will not work with my power supply. All of my 4-pin molex PS leads (I think all PS 4-pin leads) are "female" as well. I can't connect a "female" to a "female" and I have been unable to find anything that will split this connector into a "male" because it has "female" pins in a "male" casing. I'm pretty upset and don't know what I can do at this point. Ultra's product support has been less than helpful to this point. Can anyone help? I don't want to have to solder anything. Thanks.
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post #2 of 7
If you really want my help, you better be willing to get your hands a bit dirty.

What you need:

(1)Spare female molex connector. with pins.
(2)Molex pin removing tool (~7-9 USD@radioshack; don't go in and ask of a molex pn remover cause they'll lokk at you like radio shack employees always do. Just go to the parts drawer and fiddle around in the power connectors drawer)
(3)Wire cutters and strippers


You can get all of these parts from radioshack for prolly 12USD if you have the tools necessary.

Use the pin remover to pop the pins out of the molex connector. We want to waste as little wire as necessary.

Cut the wires as close to the pns as possible, and strip about 2cm of wiring.

Reconnect the wires to the metal pins that came with your new molex connectors. This requires a pair of pliers to crimp the tabs down.

Pop the new pins into the new connector

BE VERY CAREFUL TO PUT THE WIRES IN THE RIGHT ORDER!!! Failing to do so will cause major I MEAN MAJOR problems.

if you look @ the molex with the tapered end up, the order is yellow, black, black, yellow.
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Thanks for the info. I'll use your instructions if it gets to that point. I bought this adaptor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812201004 from Newegg and the 6-Pin connector on that one was manufactured improperly. I had to shave down some of the plastic to get it to fit into the 6-Pin connector on the card. It's powering the card now, but I'd like to find an adaptor that will fit into both the 4 and 6-Pin connectors without having to tweak them at all. I can't believe that it's this hard to find a PCI Express adaptor with only 2 connectors that is actually manufactured properly and will power my card. Should have bought a better P/S earlier that came with the PCI Express 6-Pin built in. Oh well.....you live and learn. So far....I'm 0 for 2 on adaptors that will power my card without having to modify them first.
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Unfortunately...that;s the way it is. I was so strapped for cash when i got my compy built that i couldn;t buy the right PSU first time around (plus the sunbeams were all on backorder) and i ended up making my own 6pin connectors. It's not exactly the smartest thing to do, but with a little effort, you can get that little box to do anything you want it to do.
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is the X-connect generally worth it? i just bought the Hiper Type-R from Xoxide.com at 5:40 today and its 5:49i think i can still cancel if its worth it
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nevermind the X-connect isnt SLI ready
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Thanks for the info. I'll use your instructions if it gets to that point. I bought this adaptor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812201004 from Newegg and the 6-Pin connector on that one was manufactured improperly. I had to shave down some of the plastic to get it to fit into the 6-Pin connector on the card. It's powering the card now, but I'd like to find an adaptor that will fit into both the 4 and 6-Pin connectors without having to tweak them at all. I can't believe that it's this hard to find a PCI Express adaptor with only 2 connectors that is actually manufactured properly and will power my card. Should have bought a better P/S earlier that came with the PCI Express 6-Pin built in. Oh well.....you live and learn. So far....I'm 0 for 2 on adaptors that will power my card without having to modify them first.
Sorry I did see this post sooner.
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=273011

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is the X-connect generally worth it? i just bought the Hiper Type-R from Xoxide.com at 5:40 today and its 5:49i think i can still cancel if its worth it
I own a hiper 580 Type-R an it is an excellent PSU. I use to have a OCZ Modstream 520 and the Hiper Has a stabler 12v. rail and the connection are more secure.
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