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Old 04-11-2005, 05:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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stilly questions but do i plug both ends of the power connector into the PSU.
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You plug one end (end with the 4 pins) into a molex connector from the PSU and one in the 6800GT. The other end (with 4 holes) is if you want to connect another perpherial so that the 6800GT doesn't waste a connector.
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There's only one end to a connector unless you have a modular connection type PSU where you can remove any power cables from the PSU itself.

Male molex goes into female connector on the 6800GT
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He's talking about the cables comming from the PSU.
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Yeah and? That's what I'm talking about.......

There are no cables that connect to the PSU unless it's a modular connection PSU...and then after I addressed that I said how to plug it into the 6800GT
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on my graphix card its got two male 3 pin connectors coming off of it. Do i plug both of those ends in? i didn't mean plug into the psu.
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It should have come with a cable with one male 4-pin connector, one female 4-pin connector, and a male 3-pin connector in between. Plug the male 4-pin connector into a cable from the PSU. Plug the male 3-pin connector into the female 3-pin connector on the 6800GT. If you need it, you can use the female 4-pin connector for another hard drive or optcal drive if necessary. Otherwise, leave it unpluged.

The card should not have two 3-pin connectors on it.
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Post some pics of your cables and connectors so we can help you more. Also, I'm assuming you PCI-E. If you have AGP, let me know.
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I just got XFX 6800gt card and plan to overclock...

But in the manual states I need a minimum of a 500watt powersupply to overclock!!!! Is this true? I just brought a 480watt Antec Cool Blue does that mean I'm screwed? Cause I calculated how much watts I would need and it was safely under 480.
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480 watts should be fine, but it depends on the rest of the system as well.
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