Question Gtx 1050ti needs 6 pin

Nov 8, 2018
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Hello, i recently bought a gtx 1050ti. It requires a 6pin connector which my pc doesn’t have. My psu is 320 watts and has one molex cable.

Im wondering If i Can use 1x molex to 1x 6pin to power the gtx 1050ti. I have seen 2x molex to 1 x 6pin, is it safe to use 1x molex to 1x 6pin adapter for my gpu?(instead of 2x molex to 1x 6pin)
 

Wrecker75

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Not seen many at all but also don't know what market they are in or who makes the PSU they have. While likely not, it could be a decent 350 that was changed to 320 for some strange marketing reasons for all I know.
 
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Should i risk it? Btw it is an hp z200 psu. The gtx 1050 ti draws most of its power from the motherboard doesnt it? Here is my pc specs If that helps.

CPU: X3450
RAM: 8GB ddr3
PSU: 320w hp z200
GPU: Gtx 1050ti 4gb
HDD: 500Gb 7200rpm
 

lynx1021

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Also if you do use an adapter it need to have at least 16 gauge wire (the smaller the number the larger) to carry the current or it can melt and short out. My XFX 460 came with an molex adapter in the box from XFX. There are some cheezie cheapo adapters out there
 

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Hi, I have had 2 motherboards and vastly different cpus (but both rated at 65w), with a bunch of rotating and SSD disks, and a GTX1050ti, all operating from a 300w supply in an HTPC.
Two differences: the GTX1050Ti was 75w with no additional power connector (ie all through the PCIE connection), and the PSU is a Gold one, so reasonably efficient. This all worked. I did have a PSU burn out after 9 years... The new build hosts the same GTX, 16GB ram at 3600, AMD Ryzen 5 3600, 6TB rotating drive, 1 TB MVNe, 700GB SSD, 2 additional USB adaptors. The power supply doesn't seem at all stressed. A GTX1050Ti is not a hungry beast: though I think the extra-connector versions went up to 100w. Your cpu is 95w, rather than the E8400 65w I used originally.

I think the quality of your PSU will be a deciding factor.
 

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