Probably not. I build a really cheap computer one time the utilized a dual molex to 6 pin converter to power my 8600 GTS. Should work fine, you can pick those up on amazon or eBay or whatnot, but if you are really worried, then just buy a new power supply.actually i have 4 molex and 8 sata power but will the adapters end up hurting the graphics card im trying to power in any sort of way??
Well think of it this way... Why would a manufacturer give them to you with every graphics card while not including a disclaimer on not to use them? Some of the very cheap versions you get on eBay I wouldn't consider using but the OEM ones are beefier with solid crimps and better wiring. I also probably would not consider using them for some $1000 GPU that is overclocked and being pushed to the max 110% of the time.actually i have 4 molex and 8 sata power but will the adapters end up hurting the graphics card im trying to power in any sort of way??
Https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0007RXDDM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_S3WVDbSPVGAVEcan u give me a link
Well I’ve had an adapter for some time and it hasn’t caused be any problems. He can do whatever he wants to, I’m just speaking from a bit of experience. I would say that replacing that PSU is the best option, but again, I’ve had no trouble with adapters, and a I use them all the time.the first question that should have been asked is -------
What psu do you have now?
suggesting adapters and such is a terrible idea in almost every case,. suggesting them without even knowing what psu the op has, is just plain dangerous and unforgivable!!!
So you are going to judge what an unknown psu is capable of based on what extra connectors it has? That's a recipe for disaster.Well I’ve had an adapter for some time and it hasn’t caused be any problems. He can do whatever he wants to, I’m just speaking from a bit of experience. I would say that replacing that PSU is the best option, but again, I’ve had no trouble with adapters, and a I use them all the time.
Also, the fact that there are lots of spare molex and sata cables left unused suggests that the system can handle more than what is currently being used.
You can use molex adapters without any problem on those GPUs...the GTX 560 doesn't draw that much power...as long as your PSU is 550w or bigger I wouldn't worry about it.I have 2 gtx 560's but my psu only has 2 6-pin cables
and each graphics card needs 2 6-pin cables so how can i power both of them for sli compatibility??
they moved away from it when gpu's become very power hungry. wasn't so bad when they only used 50 extra watts but they know it is not a good idea to try to provide 150w+ from those connections. hence the objections we have about using them most of the time. all the signs point to them being a bad idea yet they still sell them so people think they are still a good idea.I've had a few over the years...it used to be pretty common. I think GPU vendors moved away from it when PSU makers started shipping units with more than one PCI-E plug.
I three 2100 3.2 ish ghza quality 600w psu should have 4 6+2 pin pcie connections. the reason it does not is because thermaltake knows it can't actually provide that power. so they left off the connections. using a different connection does not mean there is all of a sudden extra untapped power. it all comes from the same place and no amount of extra connections can create extra power.
you did not provide the model number but from past experience, i know they tend to overpower the lower power rails to claim some high number. the 12v power available is what you need to be worried about which i am willing to bet is rather low on your psu (an educated guess, but thermaltake does not make very good psu's overall)
again it is not the claimed wattage of the psu but rather what it actually provides on the 12v rail as well as built in protections and other qualities. so just upping the wattage on a still junk unit solves little. there are some quality choices available that are not very expensive.
what cpu are you planning on using? that is the second highest power user after the gpu. then can do some math and see what may be needed. can suggest some choices for you easy enough based on what is available to you locally.
a link to a local shop would help in seeing what is available to you at a a decent price.
Is there anything a little cheaper ?? I don’t have a job and I get Money from entrepreneur fairs btw your dealing with a 10 year old geniusthis is a decent budget psu that can handle your needs easy enough
or for 5 more bucks you can get the 650w model
has 2x 8 pins which can be split into 2x 6-pins each for the cards with no worries. same amount of power delivered. that's a cheap adapter that won't cause any harm since it only splits a 150w connection into 2x 75w ones. same overall power and easily handled.
plenty of others but depends on what is available locally if you know what they sell.
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