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PCI-E Connector not fitting my graphics card


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Thomascoote

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Hey, this week I bought an Nvidia 7800GT, only to find that my PSU didnt have a PCI-E connector for it. I bought a connector from E-bay that should connect to my graphics card but one of the pins is wrong. I was just wondering if anyone knows if Nvidia and ATI use different connectors for their graphics cards or something. For now I have to operate the card at reduced power.
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You've been misinformed. If your PC doesn't have PCI-E ports then you can't fit a PCI-E graphics card in it. Full stop. There's no way it can be adapted to fit and work properly. The "reduced power" you refer to is actually reduced speed since there is no way that PCI can shift data as fast as PCI-E, whatever so called adaptor you use. The internal data bus is completely different and no bolt-on adaptor can alter that. See if you can exchange the card for an AGP version, assuming your PC has an AGP slot, or a PCI version if they are still available.

Edited by pip22, 20 April 2007 - 07:20 AM.

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You misunderstand me. My Motherboard has two PCI-E slots, thats not the issue. This issue is my power supply not have a power connector that will fit into the graphics card. I can use the card but everytime I boot windows I get the message that it has to operate at reduced power. So I bought an adapter that converts two molex into one PCI-E power supply, only thing is the PCI-E connector does not fit into my graphics card.
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Is this the power connector you are talking about:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16812201004
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Yep, thats exactly it. The problem is, and I'll try to describe this as best as possible, that one of the 6 pins is a square shape instead of a sqaure with two notched edges.

The person I bought it from has offered a refund, so I'll be sending it back, I'm just confused as to why it wont fit.
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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16812198011

That is another cable where you can actually see the square one. Its on the bottom cable. I believe that, this is the cable you would need, correct?
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I found this picture, notice the middle pin on the bottom is the 'notched square' shape. Thats what I need, the one I bought has a sqaure shaped pin for the bottom middle.
http://www.highpower...m/icon/pcie.jpg
And by bottom, I mean the side with the clip on top.

Edited by Thomascoote, 20 April 2007 - 11:10 AM.

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