Quote: Originally Posted by archie123
thats how it should be , now you have it connected correctly you dont need a new psu the one you have is most likey fine . 600w is plenty for a 460 system aslong as it is a reputable make , dont waste any cash getting a new psu you dont need one , 550w is good enough , you have 20a on the 12v rail thats pusing it but still ok dont listen to anyone telling you otherwise they should do their research before telling you to spend cash MSI GeForce GTX 460 HAWK review
I replaced 1 of the 1 Molex to six pin with the 2 Molex to 6 pin provided and now i don’t get any frame drops
You make a statement they should do their research before telling you to spend cash.
Then you link him to a card that isn't his card(but will do for my point) and one of the very first things listed on that card you linked him to is
GeForce GTX 460 needs two 6-pin PEG connectors,
Preferably the PEG headers should come directly from the power supply and are not converted from 4-pin Molex peripheral connectors.
You also reassure him by stating the one you have "should" be enough.
Followed by You have 20A on the 12v rail" that's pushing it" but still ok.
The OP seems to have pretty much decided his problem is with his power supply so, our responses were to point him in the direction of a power supply that would make a difference.
Like one that doesn't require using adapters to connect his graphics card.
When his current power supply was designed, powering a graphics card wasn't taken into consideration on how the power was going to be distributed.
Verses one that was designed with dedicated 6pin Graphics card power connectors.
It may seem like I'm trying to be ugly(I'm not) but the other posters were only trying to accommodate the OP's concerns about using his current power supply with the adapters if his graphics card is getting all the power it needs.
If you can afford the power supply you linked to, then I would get it.
If it will resolve your issue or not is yet to be determined, but at least you will know your card is receiving all the power it requires. JMO. Fabe