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does connecting only one 6 pin connector on gtx560 going to destroy my card?

I only have one pci-e connector with 6 pin
will connecting it destroy my card or not?
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  1. Nope
    It won't even start
    You'll need a molex to 6pin pcie converter
    But dont risk doing it
  2. Gtx 560 requires 2x6 pin power connectors
  3. Yeah I doubt it would work at all without all the required power connectors.
  4. Neo Erico said:
    I only have one pci-e connector with 6 pin
    will connecting it destroy my card or not?


    no


    but it also wont work well if at all

    and it might pop your power supply since it is likely crap if it doesnt have the required cables
  5. Neo Erico said:
    I only have one pci-e connector with 6 pin
    will connecting it destroy my card or not?


    Think of it this way. Someone leaves their car lights on. They turn the key and look to the battery info. It says 6V. Anything less than 12V and your car will have less of a chance at starting. At only 6V your car probably won't start. Your card is asking for an extra 150W. Each 6 pin connector offers up to an additional 75W of power. You are considering only offering the card 75W. Very bad idea.

    My recommendation? DON'T try it. Oh it might work..... No. Don't try it.
  6. ohhh... then it won't destroy my card right?
  7. what will happen if I use a molex?
  8. With only half power there is no chance. Man
  9. Neo Erico said:
    what will happen if I use a molex?



    You need two free 4 pin molex connectors to attach to a molex to PCIe adapter. It's not a good option but it can work. Without knowing which PSU you have I can't recommend that route. Apart from raw power it also needs the right amp rating on the +12V rail(s).
  10. Molex will run fine
  11. sidfrgaming said:
    Molex will run fine


    What PSU does he have? how do you know it will run fine?
  12. 13thmonkey said:
    sidfrgaming said:
    Molex will run fine


    What PSU does he have? how do you know it will run fine?


    I have powerlogic 800w with only one pcie 6 pin connector
  13. Neo Erico said:
    13thmonkey said:
    sidfrgaming said:
    Molex will run fine


    What PSU does he have? how do you know it will run fine?


    I have powerlogic 800w with only one pcie 6 pin connector


    You should be fine with that. It has more than enough power for your card's needs. HOWEVER, like I said the +12V's amp rating is also important. Let's go back to the car. I notice my blinkers aren't working. I check the fuse box. I locate the fuse and see that little metal band is burned. I look at the end and see 30A. I have a 20A fuse handy so I use that. I go out and I am on my way home. I get pulled over by a police officer. You turned without signalling. I signaled officer. See, look. I just changed out this bad fuse for my blinker.

    The guy used a weak fuse and it blew within a short period of time. The 560 needs the +12A rail to be rated at 30A, coincidentally enough... You probably have a quad rail design. I've not a clue about Indonesia's market nor about that particular PSU. I can't find reviews or exact tech. specs..

    SHORT answer? I would be comfortable using a dual molex to PCIe adapter with the 560 and that PSU.
  14. aquielisunari said:
    Neo Erico said:
    13thmonkey said:
    sidfrgaming said:
    Molex will run fine


    What PSU does he have? how do you know it will run fine?


    I have powerlogic 800w with only one pcie 6 pin connector


    You should be fine with that. It has more than enough power for your card's needs. HOWEVER, like I said the +12V's amp rating is also important. Let's go back to the car. I notice my blinkers aren't working. I check the fuse box. I locate the fuse and see that little metal band is burned. I look at the end and see 30A. I have a 20A fuse handy so I use that. I go out and I am on my way home. I get pulled over by a police officer. You turned without signalling. I signaled officer. See, look. I just changed out this bad fuse for my blinker.

    The guy used a weak fuse and it blew within a short period of time. The 560 needs the +12A rail to be rated at 30A, coincidentally enough... You probably have a quad rail design. I've not a clue about Indonesia's market nor about that particular PSU. I can't find reviews or exact tech. specs..

    SHORT answer? I would be comfortable using a dual molex to PCIe adapter with the 560 and that PSU.


    this in fact NOT a true "800w" psu


    powerlogic is utter trash, known for hugely overstating their power supply's actual wattage

    they blow up when put under stress


    replace it with a proper psu before you do anything
  15. powerlogic, a big hell no, they are overrated most of the time
  16. OfficialG3 said:
    powerlogic, a big hell no, they are overrated most of the time


    how much is the cheapest good quality psu in the philippines?
    I only have 1000 php
  17. I live in philippines by the way.
  18. Best answer
    Neo Erico said:
    OfficialG3 said:
    powerlogic, a big hell no, they are overrated most of the time


    how much is the cheapest good quality psu in the philippines?
    I only have 1000 php


    with that amount of money i would prefer you look around at possibly used but trusted psu's, like a second hand fsp psu's should do it, never ever short out on a psu, i'd rather go used with a trusted brand rather new on well... crap brands
  19. Neo Erico said:
    OfficialG3 said:
    powerlogic, a big hell no, they are overrated most of the time


    how much is the cheapest good quality psu in the philippines?
    I only have 1000 php


    with that amount of money i would prefer you look around at possibly used but trusted psu's, like a second hand fsp psu's should do it, never ever short out on a psu, i'd rather go used with a trusted brand rather new on well... crap brands[/quotems g]
    OOHHHH.... THEN I'LL SEARCH FOR THAT THEN. THANKS FOR THE ANSWERS !
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