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GTX 480 Power Question.

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I'm having randam game lockups to BSOD.

My PSU has only got 2 x 6 pin power connectors, stupidly running off the same cable. One of which I've had to fit a 6 pin to 8 pin converter as the 480 requires a 6 + 8 pin power connector.

IS this the cause of my problems: ONLY happens 5 mins. into a game, not all games though.

Is the fact that I'm running the card using a 6 pin and now, 8 pin running off the same 6 wires coming from the PSU the source of my problem please.

Power wise, is it too much to ask of one cable ?
post #2 of 6
I'd say yeah it is. It needs more power than you're giving it

EDIT: Sorry, I thought that you said you were only using the 2 6pins. Still it sounds like its power related
Edited by mib2347 - 4/23/11 at 4:09pm
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I'm running my GTX480 on a 6pin and native 8pin (no adapter) thats on the same wire. But I have a decent PSU.

What PSU do you have? It could be your PSU is just too crappy.

Could be something entirely different. But lets start with finding out what your PSU is.
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Can you fill out your system specs under User CP? If would help if we knew what PSU you have. Its not the single cable but the fact that the PSU rail powering that cable might not be powerful enough.
 
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We need to know PSU name and model and system specs

The 6 pin and 8 pin shouldn't be the issue as the extra 2 pins are just grounds and you're using the proper adapter..however having a poor quality PSU could be the problem.
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Well, what PSU is it?
    
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