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Wiring a graphics card to a generic PSU - sufficient power wires on plug?

Q: Wiring a graphics card to a generic PSU - sufficient power wires on plug?

My brother in law has a got himself a free computer to which I am going to donate my old Sapphire X1950GT graphics card. The problem is, is that I can't easily wire it in to the computer as it has a crappy generic PSU with only one Molex and several Sata power plugs.
What I do have, without slicing and dicing and getting out the soldering iron, is the adaptor cable below. What I don't know is whether this has a sufficient amount of wires I.e. 0V and 12V to provide power to my G/Card.
Any ideas?


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A: Wiring a graphics card to a generic PSU - sufficient power wires on plug?

System power consumption with a Sapphire X1950 GT is less than 250W. I think you will be fine with the splitter mentioned above. You probably don't need much extra power to run the card. I assume there is at least a 300W PSU or greater in the system.
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My power supply is 550W, do I need to upgrade it or is my card on its way out? The supplementary power supply is sharing a connector with a hard disk, does that make a difference?


A:Graphics Card Power

Quite possibly it does. Video cards need direct feed from the PSU. Spliting the cable is BAD option. It's an easy answer to upgrade your PSU, but try something else first: Disconnect an Optical Drive (CD, DVD ...) so as to provide a direct non split cable to your video card, and see what happens. If the problem is solved, you're in for a new PSU. If not, video cards are getting more affordable...
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Oh well, so much for the GTX 760 in one of the other systems ad it doesn't report GPU power.
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A:power to graphics card

:wave: Hello & Welcome to TechSpot :wave:

It is very hard to judge if the card is performing as it should or not just without getting any numbers on how it performs...

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Quote: Originally Posted by ComputerN00b

Hi all I am wondering what graphics card is sensible to go with a GTX 560 hooked up in SLI, my current GTX 560 is not really enough for my gaming experience so I am wondering whether another 560 will be enough or I should get a 570.

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A:graphics card power supply

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A:Graphics card power failure

Your PSU should more than handle a HD4350 GPU.

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A:Graphics card and two power supplies.

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Closing duplicate thread too:

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A:Graphics card power demands.

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A:power supply wiring

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Just a guess, since it is 90watt, they may have run the extra wire to carry the load, shield is always much larger than center tip wire. Did you measure voltage and ploarity of all three connections with the brick plugged in? Tip is always + and ouside is always - on a HP, not sure what the third is, see if there is any voltage on it, It could also be some sort of sensor wire for the charging system on the mobo. Better to buy another adapter than smoke the motherboard on the lappy taking a chance. If you want to chance it just connect the two wires that are on the center and outside. Leave the 3rd odd one unconnected. probably can be found used for cheap.
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is there anyway of crossing the wires on the power lines coming out of the power supply with some sort of a jumper (maybe a piece of wire).Click to expand...

Are you seeking nomination to "Darwin" ? Regardless of the voltages, amperages, etc. this is not the thing to do. Take the unit to some electrician, or Radio Shack or computer repair shop - they will not charge you very much to do a minimal test - probably not much to do a thorough test. But don't go crossing hot leads, ever ! Even if you don't hurt yourself, if you put a dead short on the output you may very well make a bad component out of a good one.
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A:AT Power supply Wiring

Power good needs to be there or the system shuts down, most PSU manufacturers make it so the power good will go low just before the PSU fails.

One friend of mine forced it high to make a power supply work though it died shortly after.

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Two different cards will have no affect on gaming performance. The reason for multiple cards is to drive multiple monitors (ie: if a single card doesn't have enough ports). Most games default to the primary display and will not scale across multiple cards unless you are running SLI or Crossfire.

Power supply quality is more important than the size rating. On top of that, you need a power supply with multiple 12 volts rails and adequate amp rating on each rail to support the devices that you are connecting. With all of that said, a quality 500w unit may be adequate, anything less is likely under powered.

Try manually clearing the CMOS and/or restoring to factory defaults. Then making any adjustments needed for operation. Loss of time is typically a sign of a battery issue, aside from that it would be a motherboard or corrupt BIOS problem.
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A:Graphics card or power supply bricked need help

A 300 watt PSU may be pushing it for a 7600GS, how many amps on the +12 volt rail and what brand? 300 watt for a modern system is generally not enough with any type of add-on graphics card.

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What is your brand of your power supply? We'll need it so we can be safe, at around 550W you can use a GTX 960. Can you do this for us?

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A:Changing my graphics card and power supply

Hey, so I took a quick look at your list. Your Motherboard does support one PCIe card, so you should be able to install the 6950 just fine.
my chief concern however, is that the 6950 is a very long card, and I'm worried it may not fit in your small dell case. So I'd take some measurements to see if it fits, before buying anything.
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