Graphics card upgrade - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-23-2010, 05:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Techie
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 69
Default Graphics card upgrade

I bought a graphics card very cheap which is better than my current one. Only problem is, it doesn't have any power connectors. It is a ATI hd 2900xt and it needs a 6pin and a 8pin pci-e connector. According to ATI it can handle 2 6 pins which I might get instead. What I was wondering is if I get a molex y splitter and 2 of these 4 Pin Molex to 6 Pin PCI-E power adapter converter on eBay (end time 25-Dec-10 16:05:21 GMT) would there be enough power to the graphics card? And also if the product in the link would actually fit into the graphics card as I am not sure if that 6 pin is the right adapter?
By the way I am a bit of a noob when it comes to cabling and confusing stuff so be kind

Many thanks for any help in advance

webby93 is offline  
Old 12-24-2010, 09:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
Druid's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 3,065
Default Re: Graphics card upgrade

Those converters work, but they are only meant to be temporary solutions.

CPU: Intel Core i7 920
Ram: 12GB 1600 Mhz DDR3
Mobo: ASUS P6T
PSU: 750W PC Power & Cooling
Druid is offline  
Old 12-26-2010, 07:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 4
Default Re: Graphics card upgrade

So you would be essentially using one 4-pin molex connector to provide the power rated from a 6-pin and 8-pin PCI-E connector? It doesn't sound like the best solution, although it may work.

Would you mind linking your PSU and mobo?
TheMadScientist is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Graphics card upgrade TFB New Systems | Building and Buying 29 12-01-2007 11:09 AM
fed up of loud Graphics Card! :@ upgrade pci-e with silent card pintobeef System Upgrades 5 07-27-2007 01:02 PM
Graphics card upgrade mole1135 New Systems | Building and Buying 7 03-07-2006 04:03 PM
Graphics Card Upgrade goldenballs11 System Upgrades 3 11-13-2005 08:47 AM
Looking to upgrade graphics card kobbie Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 9 06-13-2005 02:01 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:32 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.