Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



35 posts

Geek


Topic # 111988 21-Nov-2012 23:28 Send private message

Ok, just bought a NVidia gtx 660Ti
It requires two additional atx aux power sockets
My psu has 1
Graphics card comes with adapters to convert a 4pin power plug to a 6pin atx aux plug. 
Problem: the male plug on the adapter lines up the coloured wires with the female plug in an odd way.  That is, the yellow to the yellow, one black to black and then the red to a black, with the fourth pin not connected.
See attached pic for more details

So, do I change the adapter wires to match up, ie yellow to yellow, black to black, red to red?  Or is this the way it's supposed to be?


Create new topic
11005 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 500

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 722112 24-Nov-2012 01:18 Send private message

The colour of the insulation means nothing to the current flowing thru it. Check what goes where at the other end.

If you change it and it blows up you dont have a leg to standon with the retailer. If you use it as is and it blows up, its their problem.

Also a video card will have no use for 5 volts which is on the red wire from the PSU, so I have no idea why they would use red on the adapter loom other than getting a great deal on red wire from their supplier.




Richard rich.ms

Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Moment of Truth?
Created by BarTender, last reply by TimA on 23-Sep-2014 21:15 (419 replies)
Pages... 26 27 28


GCSB Surveillance Vans?
Created by snowball, last reply by oxnsox on 23-Sep-2014 22:11 (55 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Festival of Democracy
Created by gzt, last reply by ubergeeknz on 23-Sep-2014 16:11 (138 replies)
Pages... 8 9 10


Geekzone giveaway: ADATA SSD SP610 256GB and ADATA PV110 Power Bank
Created by freitasm, last reply by Lias on 23-Sep-2014 22:26 (48 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Gigatown Beaten - Im So Jelly of Taranaki
Created by raytaylor, last reply by FiShYmAn on 23-Sep-2014 20:34 (24 replies)
Pages... 2


Is quitting Sky a sensible option?
Created by DickDastardly, last reply by MileHighKiwi on 23-Sep-2014 22:36 (22 replies)
Pages... 2


How do we get more people out to vote?
Created by nate, last reply by Geektastic on 23-Sep-2014 22:02 (45 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Vodafone Wellington Cable Issues
Created by notna, last reply by TimA on 23-Sep-2014 22:19 (17 replies)
Pages... 2



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.