The 8 pin power cable would go into my GPU, but where would the other end go?
I've never used an end like that before. --- i7 3930k @ 3.2ghz | EVGA GTX 780 3GB SC'D | 8GB DDR3 RAM | 875W
#2fataliPosted 10/30/2013 8:41:25 PM(edited)
Those are molex connectors.
http://www.linuxhardware.org/images/articles/intel775a643800-091704/PCPC-Turbo-Cool-510-Express-molex.jpg They go to your power supply, not to your motherboard. --- Mystery is the source of all true science.
#3BogePosted 10/30/2013 8:41:33 PM
Don't bother with it. It's only useful if your power supply doesn't have the right plug for your video card. --- Don't lie to someone who trusts you. Don't trust someone who lies to you.
#4Flaktrooper123Posted 10/30/2013 8:41:49 PM
That's an 8 pin PCI to MOLEX converter. You don't need that. Find an 8 pin connector that is connected directly to your PSU. If you have a modular PSU, you have to plug that cable yourself.
When I installed my GPU I started it with a 6 pin PCIe cable in it's 6 pin power input, then I put my other 6 pin PCI cable into the 8 pin power input. I started my computer and nothing appeared on the screen.
I then tried a different pin PCIe cable input into my different pin slots (can't remember) and I then got a message when I started my computer to plug in a PCIe cable.
I then plugged my 6+2 pin PCIe cable into my 8 pin slot, and my 6 pin PCIe cable into my 6 pin slow and it worked.
But could I have damaged my computer with the first couple of attempts? --- i7 3930k @ 3.2ghz | EVGA GTX 780 3GB SC'D | 8GB DDR3 RAM | 875W
#8Flaktrooper123Posted 10/30/2013 9:13:47 PM
I don't think so. What you did was actually not providing enough power for your GPU