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Old 08-30-2005, 06:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2 Molex plugs with grahix card?

Hey all!
I just started building my own computer (just waiting for case to arrive before starting) And I bought the Leadtek Gforce 6800GT 256mb card (pci-express). Now this thing has 1 slot for a power cabele but the cable is a "Y" shape with 2 molex connectors on it. Do i have to plug these both in or just one?

(400 watt PSU)

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Old 08-30-2005, 03:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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the "Y" cable is included in case you don't have an extra power (molex) connector available from the PSU. In that case, you would unplug the power cable going into one of your hard drives and use that Y-cable to provide power to both the hard drive and the video card.

If you have an extra connector from the PSU available that reaches your video card, there's no need to use the Y-cable.
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