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Windows 7: Nvidia 9800gtx2

26 Oct 2009   #1
Gamer1238

Windows 7 Professional (64 Bit)
 
 
Nvidia 9800gtx2

hi guys the Nvidia 9800gtx2 is that a good card?? I have a 9500gt in at the moment and my friend gave me the 9800gtx2 but i have a problem i don't have the 8 pin plug from my power supply to the card can some one help me out please cheers

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26 Oct 2009   #2
TGSoldier

 
 

You can purchase a molex to PCI-e adapter.

http://www.atxpowersupplies.com/Mole...ss-Adapter.htm
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26 Oct 2009   #3
Gamer1238

Windows 7 Professional (64 Bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
You can purchase a molex to PCI-e adapter.

Molex to PCI Express Converter / Adapter
thats a 6 pin i need an 8 pin pci-e molex or adaptar
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26 Oct 2009   #4
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Is your card a 9800GX2 or a 9800GTX+

If it is a 9800GTX+ then actually I believe what you really need is:

Two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors -or- One 6-pin PCI Express and two 4-pin Molex supplementary power connectors.

Heres a 9800gtx+ card at tigerdirect: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&Sku=E145-9802

If it is a 9800GX2 then you will need 1 8-pin

Here's a 6 pin to 8 pin adapter: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-420-_-Product
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26 Oct 2009   #5
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

On some cards you actually need an 8 pin. My PSU has a 6 pin and a 6+2 Pin. I did some goggling in the UK and couldn't find anything except for an 4pin molex to an 8pin EPS but I don't think it will work since it is meant for the Motherboard. And if you compare the 2 pics side by side you'll see the EPS doesn't have 2 12V pins just 2 wires into 1 pin connection point. Your probably going to have to replace your PUS 4-Pin Molex to 8-Pin EPS-12V Adapter/Converter Cable: XPC-AD4/8.
As for the card it is like having 2 9800g's so yes it is a very good card but as you have found out it requires a lot of power. My OCZ Gamexstream 700w has the connector even though they don't state it in the specs. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341034
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26 Oct 2009   #6
Gamer1238

Windows 7 Professional (64 Bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobtran View Post
Actually I believe what you really need is:

Two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors -or- One 6-pin PCI Express and two 4-pin Molex supplementary power connectors.

Heres one: EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX+ Video Card - 512MB GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV at TigerDirect.com
I'll take a photo and post it up so you know what i'm talking about itshard to explain
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26 Oct 2009   #7
Gamer1238

Windows 7 Professional (64 Bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobtran View Post
Is your card a 9800GX2 or a 9800GTX+

If it is a 9800GTX+ then actually I believe what you really need is:

Two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors -or- One 6-pin PCI Express and two 4-pin Molex supplementary power connectors.

Heres a 9800gtx+ card at tigerdirect: EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX+ Video Card - 512MB GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV at TigerDirect.com

If it is a 9800GX2 then you will need 1 8-pin

Here's a 6 pin to 8 pin adapter: Newegg.com - StarTech PCIEX68ADAP PCI Express 6 pin to 8 pin Power Adapter Cable - Adapters & Gender Changers
its the 9800gtx2 unless i have it wrong, i know that i need a 8 pin.... cool thanks for the links the second one is what i need thanks
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26 Oct 2009   #8
Gamer1238

Windows 7 Professional (64 Bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
On some of the newer cards you actually need a 8 pin black GPU cable. On my Evga GTX260 superclocked I needed 1-6 pin and 1-8 pin which my PSU had a 6 pin and a 6+2Pin. I did some goggling in the UK and couldn't find anything except for an 4pin molex to an 8pin ESP but I don't think it will work since it is meant for the Motherboard. Your probably going to have to replace your PUS 4-Pin Molex to 8-Pin EPS-12V Adapter/Converter Cable: XPC-AD4/8.
As for the card it is like having 2 9800gtx's so yes it is a very good card but as you have found out it requires a lot of power. Basicaly running SLI form 1 PCI-e slot. My OCZ Gamexstream has the connector even though they don't state it in the specs. Newegg.com - Recertified: OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI-B 700W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
ah ok thanks mate.... I have a SHAW 860Watt power supply
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26 Oct 2009   #9
Gamer1238

Windows 7 Professional (64 Bit)
 
 

must of got the card name wrong sorry all must be the 9800GX2 then sorry about that its like 1 am here in australia time for me to sleep i think
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26 Oct 2009   #10
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Yes I realized the mistake after looking in XFX for a picture of the side of the card. Anyway here is a picture of my 6+2 pin cable connector Nvidia 9800gtx2-pic00103.jpg


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