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Windows 7: PSU issue with GPU 680


14 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64- bit
 
 
PSU issue with GPU 680

Hi I installed a new GPU Nvidia GTX 680 which has a six and an eight pin power socket, I now get a message to power down my copmuter and plug in a PCi e cable which I had done.
Am I doing some thing wrong?


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14 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Well you definitely have enough power for it; a friend of mine suffered the same and it wound up being the card. What you can do is, if you have a spare PSU anywhere, use that to power the card and board and eliminate it (the card) as a possible culprit.
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14 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64- bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Terronium 12 View Post
Well you definitely have enough power for it; a friend of mine suffered the same and it wound up being the card. What you can do is, if you have a spare PSU anywhere, use that to power the card and board and eliminate it (the card) as a possible culprit.
Hi a power cable came with the card a two six pin to eight pin molex do I need it? do I plug two six pins in and the eight pin to the card, and omit the six pin?
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14 Aug 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No you don't need the molex adapter. You do need to connect both the 6 pin and 8 pin connectors for the card to work properly, which shouldn't be a problem as your power supply has two of each.
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14 Aug 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64- bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
No you don't need the molex adapter. You do need to connect both the 6 pin and 8 pin connectors for the card to work properly, which shouldn't be a problem as your power supply has two of each.
The cable I have is a six pin and a six pin+two pin, is this okay to use?
My old card only required the two six pins.
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14 Aug 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The six + two is the 8 pin connector. It comes that way instead of all 8 so that it can be used on cards like your old one that required two 6 pin.
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14 Aug 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64- bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
The six + two is the 8 pin connector. It comes that way instead of all 8 so that it can be used on cards like your old one that required two 6 pin.
I'll try and fit it again.
Thanks.
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14 Aug 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64- bit
 
 

No joy
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14 Aug 2012   #9

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Let's be clear on this:

You have both the 6 pin and 8 pin (really 6+2 pin) PCI-E power connectors attached? The locking clips are engaged on both? (The 2 pins on the 6+2 aren't locked down, so you'll have to be careful that they're in all the way.)

If the answer is "yes", you may have a serious problem.
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15 Aug 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64- bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Let's be clear on this:

You have both the 6 pin and 8 pin (really 6+2 pin) PCI-E power connectors attached? The locking clips are engaged on both? (The 2 pins on the 6+2 aren't locked down, so you'll have to be careful that they're in all the way.)

If the answer is "yes", you may have a serious problem.
The answer is yes and I have already made arrangements to return the card.
I just hope that the replacement works, if not then I would have a serious problem...lol
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